The Audley

41 to 43 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2RX
Call: 020 7499 1843

Celebrate at a Majestic Mayfair Pub

The Audley is an immaculately presented late Victorian pub in the heart of elegant Mayfair. Located in the pink terracotta and brick striped terraces of Mount Street, The Audley has served a diverse clientele of locals, visitors and diplomats for over a century.

Established in 1730 as The Bricklayers Arms, the pub was rebuilt in 1888 on the orders of the Duke of Westminster who oversaw the design and redevelopment of the Mount Street area. With the intention of gentrifying what was then Mayfair’s high street, The Duke allowed the landlord of The Bricklayers Arms to retain the license for their establishment on the proviso that they changed the name to the more respectable ‘Audley Hotel’.

Thomas Verity, renowned architect of the Criterion Theatre and the Pavilion at Lord’s Cricket Ground, was appointed for the project. However, despite his impressive credentials, the Duke dismissed Verity’s initial designs for The Audley Hotel as being ‘’too ginpalace-y in Mount Street’. After some revisions and delays, The Audley’s beautiful striped façade and ornate wrought ironwork was finally completed in 1889.

Today, many aspects of Thomas Verity’s original design remain including some characteristic late-Victorian woodwork and a clock situated in the main bar. The red Jacobean-influenced ceilings and original crystal chandeliers lend it an air of old-world grandeur that’s fitting for its prestigious location. Along with its ornate interior and enviable postcode, when you visit The Audley Arms you’ll find a unpretentious ambience, an excellent array of cask ales and a friendly team dedicated to making our guests feel wholly welcome.

In June 2009, we were lucky enough to receive America’s first lady, Michelle Obama as one of our guests during her visit to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square. Mrs Obama and her two daughters, Malia and Sasha, dined upstairs in a private room and later told the team she had very much enjoyed both the ‘food and the atmosphere’. Another brush with celebrity came in the same year when director, Woody Allen, hired The Audley as a location for his film, ‘You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger’. Here at The Audley we consider all our guests – famous or not – to be special and our commitment to offering excellent hospitality guarantees you’ll always feel like a VIP.

Atmospheric function rooms in the heart of Mayfair

If you are looking for a Mayfair function room to host a celebration or event, we can help. The Audley has two function rooms available for hire, one that can host 44 guests, and our atmospheric cellar bar with room for up to 80 guests. Our experienced team will be happy to help you plan your special event to ensure every aspect runs smoothly. We pride ourselves on our hospitality and provide a delicious buffet menu that can be adapted to suit the requirements of your guests.

Explore the riches of wonderful Mayfair

Nestled between verdant Hyde Park to the east and Green Park to the south is Mayfair, London’s most affluent district. Named after the annual fortnight-long May Fair that took place in nearby Shepherd Market from 1686 to 1764, the area grew in prosperity during the 17th and 18th centuries thanks to investment from Sir Thomas Grosvenor. Grosvenor’s wife had inherited the ‘swampy meads’ on the banks of the Tyburn which, with careful management, were transformed into the prestigious Mayfair, Park Lane, Knightsbridge and Belgravia areas of London. Today, take a stroll through Mayfair’s pleasant streets and you’ll find expensive designer boutiques, world-renowned eateries and London’s highest concentration of 5 star hotels, including The Ritz, Claridges and The Dorchester.

There are many hidden gems to be found too – pretty Berkeley Square with the former residences of both Winston Churchill and Jimi Hendrix is a stone’s throw away, as are Mount Street Gardens, a charming oasis of calm in a fast-moving city. Just a short walk to Piccadilly is The Royal Academy of Arts, while just around the corner from The Audley on Brook Street is The Handel House Museum, a grade I listed building and former residence of the baroque composer. The Audley Arms occupies an enviable position in the heart of Mayfair and is a fine destination for hosting an event. It is also within walking distance to three tube stations: Marble Arch, Bond Street and Green Park.

Function Room Information - The Bitter Sling
Capacity 80 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Available on Request Area Type private
Facilities Fixed Screen, Projector,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Private Bars, Restaurants, Weddings,
Function Room Information - The Audley Dining Room
Capacity 40 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Available on Request Area Type private
Facilities Fixed Screen, Projector,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Private Bars, Restaurants, Weddings,

The nearest Tube Station to The Audley is Bond Street