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Marylebone area guide

Explore the indie shops on Marylebone High Street, or discover a lovely restaurant in the heart of the city

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Marylebone has been an incredibly fashionable area in London since at least the seventeenth century  - as the catalogue of famous residents (past and present) attests. With Oxford Street as its southern border, Marylebone is of course a world-famous shopping destination, but a quick look around the side streets reveal specialist shops and boutiques that sell everything from Stradivarius violins to plastic buttons.
 
Like the shops, the best restaurants and cafés in Marylebone provide a range of products at a range of prices, and everything from a cup of tea to haute cuisine is executed with the same passion and expertise. Not to be outdone, the Marylebone bars and pubs are stylish places to relax with superb cocktails and outstanding ales after a long day.
 
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Daisy Green
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Daisy Green

An Australian inspired cafe behind Oxford Street that's been decked out by UK street artist Shuby in an 'Alice in Wonderland' theme.

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Nordic Bakery
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Nordic Bakery

A branch of the Soho original.

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Paul Smith
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Paul Smith

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Wallace Collection
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Wallace Collection

This handsome house, built in 1776, contains an exceptional collection of eighteenth-century French furniture, paintings and objets d'art, as well as an amazing array of medieval armour and weaponry. It all belonged to the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace and has been open to the public since 1900, with room after grand room containing Louis XIV and XV furnishings and Sèvres porcelain, while the galleries are hung with paintings by Titian, Velázquez, Fragonard, Gainsborough and Reynolds; Franz Hals's Laughing Cavalier (neither laughing, nor a Cavalier) is one of the best know, along with Fragonard's The Swing. The Wallace Collection has a permanent area where children can try on armour and also holds frequent temporary exhibitions. Regular events include the chance for children to explore the Wallace Collection and take part in artist-led workshops.

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The Harcourt
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The Harcourt

Venue says: Our new rotating express-lunch menu launches this week! £19.50 for two courses, £24.50 for three courses. Book now!

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Things to do in Marylebone

Sherlock Holmes Museum
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Sherlock Holmes Museum

The Sherlock Holmes Museum – founded in 1989 on a site approximating that described by Conan Doyle, though actually standing at number 239 – fought long and hard for the right to claim the address 221B Baker Street as its own. When you visit you are likely to be greeted by an august person wearing a bowler hat and whiskers; this, you will deduce, is Doctor Watson. 

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Madame Tussauds
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Madame Tussauds

Streams of humanity jostle excitedly here for the chance to take pictures of each other planting a smacker on the waxen visage of fame and fortune. Madame Tussaud brought her show to London in 1802, 32 years after it was founded in Paris, and it’s been expanding ever since, on these very premises since 1884. 

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