On Monday we hosted our third Monopoly Monday, this time attended by Mark Field, MP for Westminster, as well as many Mayfair businesses in support of the campaign against the outrageous move to replace the iconic London location with Kensington Palace Gardens.
It was a fantastic event, with nail-biting games of Monopoly and delicious Monopoly-themed cocktails. In a letter of supportfor the Mayfair is Missing campaign, Mark Field MP commented:
As the Member of Parliament representing much of the City of Westminster the traditional Monopoly board is dominated by places in my constituency, the most famous and iconic of them all being Mayfair.
There cannot be many adults living in the UK who did not at some stage in their childhood revel in placing a hotel on Mayfair or experience the despair of a rival snapping up both Mayfair and Park Lane!
Campaign chairman, Colin Exton, and Mayfair estate agent Peter Wetherell are pictured below enjoying the famous board game.
Mayfair has always been a mainstay of Monopoly, iconic as the destination you pass just before reaching Go, but now an upmarket usurper has replaced it. In an unexpected roll of the dice in July 2011, Mayfair was voted off the board. For years avoiding a heavily housed or hoteled Mayfair has been the aim of every pseudo -property tycoon.
Synonymous with style, heritage and history Mayfair has been at the luxury heart of London for centuries. And boasting some of the capitals most exclusive hotels, restaurants, shops and clubs, a visit to fashionable Mayfair is the place to see and be seen.