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Marylebone area guide

Where to shop, eat, drink and stay in elegant Marylebone

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Marylebone has been a fashionable area in London since at least the seventeenth century – as its catalogue of famous residents (past and present) attests. Today it’s a world-famous shopping destination. Skip Oxford Street and instead amble along the much quieter and elegant Marylebone High Street, home to the famous Daunt Books. The area is also a first-class eating and drinking destination, from the world famous Chiltern Firehouse to newcomers like Bar Termini Centrale – the perfect spot for negroni fans. There are also a handful of attractions in this neck of the woods, including Madame Tussauds, the Sherlock Holmes Museum and the fascinating Wallace Collection. Mostly, though, people come here to wander the gorgeous Georgian streets and soak up the classy vibes. Now, isn’t that just as refined as it gets. 

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The best bits of Marylebone

Marylebone highlights

Daunt Books

Daunt Books

This beautiful Edwardian store will always be seen as a travel specialist thanks to its elegant three-level back room.

Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

  • 5 out of 5 stars

André Balazs's buzzy hotel and restaurant and of the see-and-be-seen restaurants of the moment.

Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall

Built in 1901 as the display hall for the German company Bechstein Pianos, Wigmore Hall is a top London venue.

Restaurants in Marylebone

Twist

Twist

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

It’s not often you see an Italian chef embrace small portions, but that’s exactly what Neapolitan Eduardo Tuccillo has done at this charming...

Pachamama

Pachamama

  • 5 out of 5 stars

Fetch me a llama! I need to make a sacrifice. That’s the way to show gratitude to Pachamama. 

Dinings

Dinings

  • 5 out of 5 stars

Once one of Marylebone’s best-kept secrets, Dinings now has a reputation larger than its compact, converted-townhouse setting. 

Bars in Marylebone

Artesian

Artesian

  • 4 out of 5 stars

Although Artesian is tucked inside one of central London’s elite hotels, it does its best to maintain a down-to-earth edge.

Bar Termini Centrale

Bar Termini Centrale

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Squeezing into the original Bar Termini on Soho’s Old Compton Street is all part of the charm that helped cement its status as one of the finest places...

Burlock

Burlock

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

Burlock got off to an awkward start. The Marylebone rum bar with a Cuban theme had plans to call itself Plantation.  

Clarette

Clarette

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

A very swanky wine bar set within a mock Tudor townhouse, Clarette is a curious mash-up between city-boy boozer and early modern pub.

Social Wine & Tapas

Social Wine & Tapas

  • 3 out of 5 stars

When Jason Atherton, one of London’s leading restaurateurs, opens a wine bar next to Selfridges, you take notice.

The Dog House

The Dog House

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

If this bar is the dog house, the proud pup owner is probably a pedigree. 

The Wigmore

The Wigmore

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

Forget Filet Mignon. Michel Roux Jr has turned his hand to pub grub at The Wigmore, a self-styled ‘modern British tavern’ at The Langham Hotel said...

Seymour's Parlour

Seymour's Parlour

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 3 of 4

Seymour’s Parlour, in the new Zetter Townhouse hotel, looks like the home of a well-travelled, eccentric booze collector. 

Vinoteca

Vinoteca

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

This outlet (the original is in Farringdon) is a mere cork’s pop from Oxford Street, yet completely removed in spirit. 

Hotels in Marylebone

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

  • 4 out of 5 stars

As you walk through the front door of this archetypal London townhouse in Marylebone you could be forgiven for wondering if you’ve come in the right entrance...

The Landmark London

The Landmark London

  • 5 out of 5 stars

This elegant redstone facing Marylebone station takes you back to an era when luxury travel was romantic, leisurely and almost certainly steam-powered. It’s...

Rooms at The Grazing Goat

Rooms at The Grazing Goat

For an upmarket but intimate stay, the eight rooms at the Grazing Goat gastropub are a safe bet. ‘Modern country house’ is the vibe the owners...

Chiltern Firehouse Hotel

Chiltern Firehouse Hotel

  • price 4 of 4

This Grade II-listed red-brick former fire station was for years the secret location of London’s most-anticipated new hotel. The key factor was André Balazs...

Pubs in Marylebone

The Barley Mow

The Barley Mow

This corner pub in Marylebone started life in 1791 as a meeting place for farmers to pawn their goods. 

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

  • 3 out of 5 stars

Marylebone grows ever more gentrified with each passing year.

The Harcourt

The Harcourt

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • price 2 of 4

Marylebone watering hole The Harcourt Arms was always popular with our friends from the north. 

Mason's Arms

Mason's Arms

  • 2 out of 5 stars

The Mason’s is one of those pubs you’re happy to stumble upon. 

The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

  • price 3 of 4

This Marylebone boozer boasts burgers from Burgershack. 

Shops in Marylebone

The Conran Shop- Marylebone

The Conran Shop- Marylebone

Spread over three floors of an old stable building, The Conran store offers an ecclectic mix of homeware including furniture, lighting, textiles and art.

Green Valley

Green Valley

One of London’s best Middle Eastern food halls, Green Valley has a comprehensive deli counter offering numerous possibilities for quick after-work...

Gielly Green

Gielly Green

You can tell a fair bit about a salon from the calibre of towel on offer. 

KJ’s Laundry Marylebone

KJ’s Laundry Marylebone

A favourite haunt of the consciously-uncoupled Gwyneth Paltrow, this small-but-perfectly-formed Marylebone boutique is home to understated, incredibly wearable...