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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Marylebone highlights

Daunt Books
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Daunt Books

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

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Chiltern Firehouse
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Chiltern Firehouse

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

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Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection

Built in 1776, the Wallace Collection is one of London's finest museums.

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Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall

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

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Restaurants in Marylebone

Twist
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Twist

Venue says: “Please follow our Instagram profile @twistkitchen to check chef specials and news about our menu!”

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Pachamama
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Pachamama

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

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Dinings
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Dinings

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

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Ibérica Marylebone
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Ibérica Marylebone

Ibérica feels like an Andalusian mansion on the corner of Great Portland Street. 

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Bars in Marylebone

28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen
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28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen

The three outposts of 28°-50° share a similar wine list, a French-inspired menu and a bright, on-the-ball attitude, but there the resemblance ends.

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Artesian
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Artesian

Venue says: “Artesian is at the forefront of London's sophisticated bar scene, showcasing the city’s largest collection of rums, Champagne and cocktails.”

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Bar Termini Centrale
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Bar Termini Centrale

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 to drink in the capital. 

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Burlock
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Burlock

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

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Clarette
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Clarette

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.

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Social Wine & Tapas
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Social Wine & Tapas

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

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The Dog House
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The Dog House

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

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The Wigmore
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The Wigmore

Venue says: “A modern British tavern now open on London's Regent Street. Expect great wines on tap, cocktails, cask ales and craft beers.”

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Seymour's Parlour
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Seymour's Parlour

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

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Vinoteca
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Vinoteca

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

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Hotels in Marylebone

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

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 (clue: you have, there’s only one). Immediately you’re right in the heart of Seymour’s Parlour, a visual assault on the senses where literally every available space is occupied by vintage furniture and fittings, paintings and antiques. Its dark red walls and period features only add to the feeling it’s been inspired by the Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields (another clue confirming it has sits on the wall next to the bar). Drinks here are equal to the surroundings. Like the original Zetter in Clerkenwell, the hand of revered booze impresario Tony Conigliaro governs the list. Unusual ingredients and experimental drinks are the order of the day, and they’re up there with the best drinks in town. Take the Turf Club (£11.50), for example. A face-straightening mix of gin, dubonnet, grape reduction, Peruvian bitters and ‘grass’, it’s served straight up in a coupe and one sip will leave you smitten with this potent but well-balanced concoction.   It’s pretty much the dream to be able to stagger upstairs after a boozy night out, and the Zetter’s rooms continue the period feel with extravagant four-poster beds and trinkets in cabinets. Cosy bathrooms come with powerful showers, Ren products and nice little touches like a DAB radio. Rooms to the rear offer views out onto a quiet little mews and are very quiet consid

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The Landmark London

The Landmark London

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 London’s last grand Victorian hotel (it opened in 1899, just two years before Queen Vic passed away). You can see that in its excellent bone structure: especially the soaring atrium in the centre of the building, where visitors and Londoners nibble afternoon tea or breakfast underneath green potted palmtrees and a glass roof eight storeys above. Cucumber sandwiches at the Winter Garden are really special but The Landmark London’s less famous restaurant, TwoTwentyTwo, is pretty solid too. Service and food are excellent and unfussy, and prices are unexpectedly reasonable for a five-star joint. Grand hotels often understand comfort in a way that directional bars or restaurants don’t, and The Landmark London’s cocktail bar is outstanding: snug and sexy, with twisted classics that could give a lot of hip younger venues a real run for their money.   As well as nostalgic grandeur, it’s the attention to detail which makes this place worth the sizeable bill. It’s also brilliant for families. Family rooms accommodate four, and there are lots of thoughtful extras: child-sized bathrobes, all those toilet-training and bedtime necessities which you either forget to pack or hate carrying around with you, and – cutest of all – a readymade stripy play tent. The discreet spa and pool are soothing places to escape your nearest and dearest

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Rooms at The Grazing Goat
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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 (Cubitt House) are going for: the rooms are classy but unfussy and feature some lovely extras, such as Aesop products and cafetières, while wifi and bottled water are free. The same aesthetic is carried through into the bar and restaurant downstairs. Guests can enjoy their meals in their rooms if they prefer.

Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
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Chiltern Firehouse Hotel

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 who, as the man behind the celeb-friendly Chateau Marmont in LA and New York’s Mercer, has a gift for creating exclusive hotels with incredible buzz. The see-and-be-seen restaurant opened first, under visionary chef Nuno Mendes, and was immediately block-booked; ditto the 26 refined suites, each a model of intelligent, comforting design, retro of course, but not stuck in the past. Service is relaxed but crisp – exemplified by the note alongside the phone in each room, replacing the usual bookof instructions, simplyinstructing one to ‘Dial 0 for anything’.

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Pubs in Marylebone

The Barley Mow
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The Barley Mow

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

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The Coach Makers Arms
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The Coach Makers Arms

Please note, The Coach Makers Arms has been refurbished and now has a dedicated upstairs dining room. 

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Golden Eagle
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Golden Eagle

Marylebone grows ever more gentrified with each passing year.

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The Grazing Goat
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The Grazing Goat

Another proficient operation from the Cubitt House group.

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The Harcourt
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The Harcourt

Venue says: “Scandinavian heritage with relaxed, all-day modern-European dining and drinking that includes a nod to Nordic cuisine.”

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Mason's Arms
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Mason's Arms

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

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Windsor Castle
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Windsor Castle

If Alf Garnett ever redecorated heaven, it might look like this. 

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The Royal Oak
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The Royal Oak

This Marylebone boozer boasts burgers from Burgershack. 

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Shops in Marylebone

The Conran Shop- Marylebone
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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.

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Green Valley
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Green Valley

Venue says: “Established in 1986, we are one of London’s largest, best-stocked and renowned Lebanese and Middle Eastern food hall and delicatessen !”

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Gielly Green
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Gielly Green

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

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KJ’s Laundry Marylebone
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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 labels.

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