Explore the area
Marylebone's restaurants cater for all tastes and budgets, but sometimes only the very best will do. Luckily our list of Marylebone favourites includes everything from no-booking burgers to no-trainers haute cuisine.
Wandering around the classy boutiques of Marylebone you may be forgiven for thinking that eating in the area is beyond your budget. You'd be wrong; here's our list of great cheap eats to be found in this genteel pocket of London.
Bars and pubs
Marylebone is ideal for a relaxing drink in gorgeous surroundings. Purl is styled like a New York speakeasy and has a drinks menu that reads like a chemistry experiment. Langham Hotel's bar, Artesian, takes its visual cues from Victorian bars, whilst its cocktails are second to none. Those looking for a straightforward pint will prefer The Temperance, which has a large selection of draught and bottled beers and wine.
It goes without saying that some of London's biggest shops are in Marylebone: Oxford Street is in the area, after all. But the best independent shops are away from the crushed mobs swarming around Topshop. Margaret Howell, for example, stocks the kind of well-made basics that will look as fashionable in 20 years as they do today. So does Gallery 1930, sort of: it specialises in antiques from the '30s. And Daunt Books is a cathedral to reading, complete with stained glass and oak railings.Have we missed a great spot for shopping in Marylebone? Let us know in the comment box below…