SHOPPING FOR THE INDEPENDENT-MINDED
Marylebone is famed for its mix of independent stores, boutique brands and thriving street markets while also being home to international names.
It’s all here, from the exquisite tailoring of Casely Hayford and Margaret Howell to the always on-trend Paul Smith. From the legendary Daunt Books and glittering New Cavendish Jewellers to the inspirational Designers Guild.
Antique hounds head to Church Street. This hub for dealers includes the famous Alfies Antiques Market which specialises in 20th Century collectibles such as art, furniture, jewellery and fashion.
EVER TASTEFUL MARYLEBONE
Foodies flock to Marylebone for its first-class options ranging from the classic cafes to the latest Michelin stars. Moxon Street and Seymour Place are a good place to start with their clusters of much-loved restaurants and food shops.
The Chiltern Firehouse Hotel and Restaurant is a perennial favourite, while vinophiles head to 28°-50° Marylebone for the excellent wine list and pairings. Nearby, and tucked away in the basement of the Dorset Square Hotel, is the all-day dining gem The Potting Shed.
At the more casual end of the scale, Harry Morgan’s New York-style deli has a loyal following for its salt-beef bagels, and The Seashell at Lisson Grove has been serving legendary fish and chips for over 60 years. Whatever you have a hankering for, you won’t have to go far.
Belying its central location, Marylebone is surrounded by wide open spaces. Canalside walks, park picnics, a day at Lord’s watching the cricket – there are so many opportunities to get out and about and enjoy the fresh air.
Regent’s Park is a stroll away along the towpath – taking you to the largest grass area for sports in central London as well as London Zoo, the open-air theatre and the boating lake.
Just 20 minutes’ walk in the opposite direction is Hyde Park, the largest of all the Royal Parks and the site of George Gilbert Scott’s Albert Memorial and regular art shows and concerts. Closer to home is Paddington Street Gardens with its exquisite planting and sculptures.
SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION
Marylebone is extremely popular with young families drawn to its excellent choice of schools. Offering a selection of nurseries, primary schools and high-performing state and independent schools.
London’s world-leading universities, including the London School of Economics, King’s College, Imperial College and University College London are all situated within 30 minutes of Cosway Street.