Guide to Piccadilly in London

Piccadilly is a major London street popular with the young and wealthy.Piccadilly runs from Hyde Park Corner to Piccadilly Circus. Piccadilly is just south of the Mayfair area and is within the City of Westminster. A section of Piccadilly overlooks Green Park.

The name is derived from the name of the stiff collars for shirts, known as Piccadills. One such merchant in the 1600's was so successful that he bought an area of land and built himself a huge residence on the land which he called Piccadilly Hall.

Piccadilly was the elite area chosen for many famous buildings such as Clarendon House, Burlington House, Devonshire House, Apsley House, and many more. Several members of the Rothschild family had their residences on Piccadilly, called Rothschild Row but these are now gone or converted to other uses. There are few shops and stores on Piccadilly, but it remains home to Fortnum and Mason, long time favourite grocery store of the Royal Family and purveyors of other fine goods.

Piccadilly is also home to The Ritz Hotel, which almost defines the word decadence, The Piccadilly Hotel, the Piccadilly Thistle Hotel, well known office groups and some very expensive apartments.



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Piccadilly Circus is one of the busiest areas of central London so unsurprisingly there is lots to see and do in the nearby area.



There are a few different theories about where the name Piccadilly originated and new theories are periodically touted. The debate has in fact gone on for hundreds of years which shows the significance of the area. There is an excellent description of the different theories available to read on British History Online (https://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols31-2/pt2/pp32-40).


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Penhaligons
PenhaligonsTop Pick

16-17 Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0PL

Penhaligon's 147 year heritage is at the heart of everything we do, creating innovative fragrances that tell a story,...Read more

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The Gallery (at Fortnum & Mason)
The Gallery (at Fortnum & Mason)Top Pick

181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER

The place to eat the extraordinary things from our famous Lower Ground Floor Food Hall, from breakfast to supper.Read more

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Vodafone Store  (Piccadilly)
Vodafone Store (Piccadilly)Top Pick

168 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 9EQ

We were the world’s first mobile network operator to achieve BS 25999 Business Continuity Certification of our 3G...Read more

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3 & 6 Bar (at Fortnum & Mason)
3 & 6 Bar (at Fortnum & Mason)

181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER

Extraordinary cocktails, spirits, wine and food, in the heart of our 3rd floor.Read more

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Accessorize (Green Park / Piccadilly)
Accessorize (Green Park / Piccadilly)

72 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 8HP

Accesorize is devoted to bringing the most exciting and eclectic products to the high street. With its own in-house...Read more

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Arc'teryx
Arc'teryx

212 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HL

Located in the Canadian Coast Mountain wilderness, Arc’teryx is built on the principle of obsessive, precise design...Read more

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Assouline
Assouline

Midland Bank Plc, 196A Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EY

We created this company to be the first luxury brand on culture. We wanted to supply everything for a contemporary...Read more

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Barbecoa
Barbecoa

194 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EX

​Founded by Jamie Oliver​,​ ​Barbecoa reinvents the classic steakhouse in the heart of London. Barbecoa sources...Read more

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Barbour International
Barbour International

214 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HJ

The Barbour story began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields. Today the 5th generation family owned business...Read more

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Campo Marzio
Campo Marzio

166 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EF

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Carat
Carat

51 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0QJ

In 2003, founder and CEO Scott Thompson started his journey in Vicenza, Italy, historically famous for its...Read more

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Cath Kidston (Piccadilly)
Cath Kidston (Piccadilly)

178-180 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9AN

Our company has developed into a much-loved quintessentially British lifestyle brand with a global, multi-channel...Read more

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Cavalry & Guards Club
Cavalry & Guards Club

127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7PX

The Cavalry and Guards Club represents history, tradition, timeless elegance and quiet efficiency plus that all...Read more

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Caviar House & Prunier
Caviar House & Prunier

161 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EA

After 1918, following the death of the tsar family, this culinary delight sank into oblivion. But 30 years ago, the...Read more

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Cicchetti (Piccadilly)
Cicchetti (Piccadilly)

215 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HL

Set in sophisticated yet relaxing interiors using light colours alongside huge expanses of light grey Italian marble,...Read more

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Classic Cufflinks (at Michael Roses)
Classic Cufflinks (at Michael Roses)

44-45 Burlington Arcade, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0QY

Elegant collection of contemporary, vintage and genuine antique cufflinks and studsets. Featuring sporting and...Read more

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Costa (Piccadilly)
Costa (Piccadilly)

200 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0DJ

Costa coffee was first poured on our shores in 1971 at 9 Newport Street, London, by Sergio and Bruno Costa. Today,...Read more

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Coya Mayfair
Coya Mayfair

118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 7NW

COYA is an award- winning Latin American Venue, which is home to a contemporary Peruvian restaurant, colorful Pisco...Read more

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Criterion Theatre
Criterion Theatre

218 Piccadilly, London, W1J

A new circus comes to townHaving demolished the White Bear, a 17th century inn, Thomas Verity (Victorian...Read more

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Hatchards
Hatchards

187 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LE

Established in 1797, Hatchards is London’s oldest booksellers. With five floors of books to choose from we pride...Read more

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Impero London
Impero London

11 Princes Arcade, London, SW1Y 6DS

Impero London's appreciation of individuality and detail defines their distinctive approach to leather tailoring. The...Read more

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Areas & Streets Near Piccadilly

Popular Nearby Streets & Areas: Albemarle Street (0.16km) Berkeley Street (0.11km) Dover Street (0.12km) Shepherd Market (0.18km) Burlington Arcade (0.18km) Arlington Street (0.1km) Clarges Street (0.12km) Half Moon Street (0.09km) Queen Street (0.19km) Stratton Street (0.07km)

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The Mayfair Club
The Mayfair Club

49 - 50 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4NY

0.07km

The Nightclub When the weekend arrives, the lights go down and the music goes up as the best DJ’s from around town...Read more

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50 Mayfair
50 Mayfair

50 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4NY

0.07km

Step into London’s first one of a kind entertainment experience, an oasis of luxury and refinement, in the heart of...Read more

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Novikov Restaurant & Bar
Novikov Restaurant & Bar

50A Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8HA

0.08km

Novikov Restaurant & Bar combines cool and contemporary interiors with a superlative culinary offering. Located in...Read more

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Fox Club London
Fox Club London

46 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7ER

0.08km

Situated on Clarges Street in the heart of Mayfair is one of London's best kept secrets. We are a welcoming and...Read more

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The Fox Club
The Fox Club

46 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7ER

0.08km

Welcome to The Fox Club, a sharper social choice for the discerning. Step inside and you’ll immediately recognise the...Read more

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Holiday Inn (Mayfair)
Holiday Inn (Mayfair)

3 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8NE

0.08km

A comfortable base in the heart of London’s theatre and shopping districts, within walking distance of many major...Read more

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The May Fair Hotel
The May Fair Hotel

Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

0.09km

An individual London hotel of true pedigree set in the heart of Mayfair. Welcome to your London home! Our team are...Read more

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Home to: The May Fair Bar

Mahiki Mayfair
Mahiki Mayfair

1 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LD

0.1km

Mahiki, set over two floors, is the ultimate destination for the cocktail lover. With its tiki décor, delicious fresh...Read more

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Ormer Mayfair
Ormer Mayfair

Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BH

0.1km

Ormer Mayfair is delighted to be featured in the MasterChef show and invites you to book a table for a fine dining...Read more

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Part of Flemings Mayfair Hotel

The Fleming Collection
Fleming Collection

The Fleming Collection, 7-12 Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH

0.1km

Exhibitions of Scottish art, both from its collections and elsewhereRead more

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Flemings Mayfair Hotel
Flemings Mayfair Hotel

7-12 Half Moon Street , Mayfair, London, W1J 7BH

0.1km

Located in exclusive Mayfair, Flemings Mayfair hotel is ideally located for business and leisure. This stylish,...Read more

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Home to: Ormer Mayfair

Sainsburys (Stratton Street)
Sainsburys (Stratton Street)

38 Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

0.1km

The Sainsbury Archive documents the history of one of the nation's oldest retailers from when it was founded in...Read more

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Radisson Edwardian Mayfair Hotel
Radisson Edwardian Mayfair Hotel

17 Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LQ

0.1km

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Le Caprice
Le Caprice

20 Arlington Street, London, SW1A 1RG

0.1km

The classic St James’s restaurant, Le Caprice is close to the Royal Academy, Burlington Arcade and Bond Street and...Read more

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Mahiki
Mahiki MayfairTop Pick

1 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LD

0.1km

Mahiki is an exclusive tropical Tiki themed paradise in Mayfair London.Read more

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The May Fair Bar
The May Fair Bar

70 Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

0.1km

Cool blue tones melt into sleek charcoal and grey to create an ambience of elegance and mystery. Mirrored walls...Read more

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Part of The May Fair Hotel

May Fair Kitchen
May Fair Kitchen

70a Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

0.1km

Our refreshed interiors and new menu evoke an ambience to recreate the culinary delights of the Mediterranean,...Read more

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Hilton Hotel Green Park
Hilton Hotel Green Park

Half Moon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BN

0.11km

Hilton London Green Park offers warm hospitality within a fantastic Central London location; perfect for sightseeing,...Read more

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The Clarence
The Clarence

4 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LB

0.11km

Located in the bustle of Piccadilly, a short walk from Green Park tube, The Clarence in Mayfair offers a welcoming...Read more

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Portland Gallery
Portland Gallery

8 Bennet Street, London, SW1A 1RP

0.11km

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United Media (UK) Ltd
United Media (UK) Ltd

18 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8AF

0.11km

Specialists in Designing and installing bespoke top end electronic systems and technologies for the home and office,...Read more

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The Arts Club
The Arts Club

40 Dover Street, Mayfair , London, W1S 4NP

0.11km

"This Club is instituted for the purpose of facilitating the social intercourse of those connected with, or...Read more

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The Wren Press
The Wren Press

Curzon Street, London, W1J 5HD

0.12km

The Wren Press is one of England's leading luxury stationers, offering everything from bespoke wedding invitations to...Read more

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Burger & Lobster (Clarges Street)
Burger & Lobster (Clarges Street)

29 Clarges Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7EF

0.12km

In 2011 the story began with 4 schoolmates on a rooftop in London. They came up with the idea to set up a restaurant...Read more

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The Blue Posts
The Blue Posts

6 Bennet Street, London, SW1A 1RP

0.12km

The Blue Posts pub has been given a lease of life following the demolition of the existing site to provide a bigger,...Read more

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