We take a closer look at London’s finest metropolitan village. The neighbourhood has long attracted affluent residents, drawn to its beautiful architecture, upmarket shopping, arts and food scenes, and charming atmosphere. It now captivates those wanting to meet, shop and work in this unique village-in-the-city.
So where is Marylebone and how can you get there?
Located in the heart of London’s West End, Marylebone is nestled neatly between Hyde Park and Oxford Street. For those not lucky enough to live here, it’s served by excellent transport links. Marylebone station is close by, for mainline and Bakerloo line services, while Marble Arch, Bond Street, Edgeware Road and Baker Street underground stations are a short walk away.
Marylebone’s retail riches
The sign of a vibrant neighbourhood is a buzzing and lively high street. Marylebone’s chic High Street is densely populated with indie boutiques, and sophisticated stores. Off the high street, elegant side streets are where some real hidden gems can be found.
Marylebone is home to fashion stalwarts, like Matches, Theory and Monocle. As well as gems like Sunspel, Oska, Kabiri and Koibird. For the home, there’s the infamous Conran Shop, Caravane and David Mellor, and for bookworms there’s the legendary Edwardian Daunt Books. And not to forget Selfridges is just moments away.
A thriving cafe culture
If you’re seeking caffeine or an insta-friendly place to stop and refuel, Marylebone doesn’t disappoint. For an artisan coffee, take a wander down Chiltern Street to the hipster Monocle Cafe, treat the senses at the temple of coffee, Arro, or enjoy some organic farm goodness at Daylesford. Head to Hagen for a dose of speciality coffee with a side of Danish hygge.
Lunch like a Marylebone local
This buzzing neighbourhood serves up a treat at lunchtime. Perch on the benches of La Fromagerie with a fresh baguette, choose from seasonal salads, burgers and steaks at Boxcar Baker and Deli, or grab something delicious from the hidden basement bakery of AOK Kitchen. Try tapas with a twist at Twist Connubio, share an Argentinian feast at Zoilo, or go for relaxed, all-day dining at the renowned Ivy Cafe.
Workout or wind down
Marylebone’s calm atmosphere is proof that your wellbeing is well catered for here. Stretch it out at Nobu Hotel’s Pilates Studio. Go for a workout, swim or steam at urban sanctuary, Third Space, sweat it out in Kobox’s state-of-the-art underground fitness space for a booking workout like no other.
It’s also a short walk away from Regent’s and Hyde Parks, and Portman Square, with their green space and gardens. Take some time out with a good book at Marylebone Library, or be inspired at The Wallace Collection.
After hours in W1
Marylebone is a maze of refined bars, pubs and high-end restaurants. The Marylebone is a well-loved local haunt, Grazing Goat is a quaint rustic pub and Clarette is an art-deco wine bar that’s perfect for after-hours socials.
Head to the hotel bar or terrace at Chiltern Firehouse for dinner or a cocktail, feast on Greek meze at Opso, or soak up the Peruvian atmosphere at Pachamama. A table at the legendary Nobu in Portman Square gets you the finest Japanese fare, while Santo Mare serves up exquisite Italian seafood. If you’re fortunate enough to be a member, the iconic Home House is a sophisticated club, featuring bars, lounges, restaurant and spa.
Marylebone - London’s finest metropolitan village
Quite unlike anywhere else in London, Marylebone is a unique corner of the capital. Offering the irresistible combination of great culture, food, atmosphere and shopping, it’s no wonder people choose to work, meet and socialise here.