Nestled in the heart of the capital, this central London hotspot exudes an atmosphere of old-world charm. Offering a mix of independent boutiques, cafés and must-visit shops, Marylebone is a captivating fusion of past and present.
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A recent addition to Marylebone High Street, Granger & Co’s latest outpost offers all-day dining with a focus on coffee and classic breakfast – all served with an Aussie accent. Its new Marylebone venue places an emphasis on modernity combined with mid-century Italian design while paying attention to details such as lighting and layout, making you feel involved with your surroundings. It’s the perfect place to start your day by grabbing a coffee and sitting at the beautifully made marble brass bar. Alternatively, drop by in the evening to try the excellent selection of natural wines.
Ta’ Turu Store on Crawford Street is the neighbourhood’s favourite crêperie and deli, specialising in sweet crêpes and savoury galettes, with a specific Maltese influence, although you might choose to come here to indulge in champagne and oysters. The owner, Arthur, extends a warm welcome, creating an inviting and personable ambiance. This Marylebone treasure is the ultimate destination in which to wrap up your day.
60 Crawford Street, London W1H 4JS
Anacapri is one of Marylebone’s most long-standing restaurants, a rustic Italian that has captured the hearts of locals for decades. Its open atmosphere transports you straight to southern Italy and entering here feels like being greeted by an old friend. Emilio and his team – along with the regulars – are the heart and soul of the place, and you can expect what sometimes seems more of a cabaret than a dining experience!
10 Dorset Street, London W1U 6QR
Angel in the Fields
Just off Marylebone Lane, Angel in the Fields is one of the area’s most beautiful traditional pubs. First recorded on maps in 1720, the pub has striking wood panelling and stained-glass windows that make for a cosy interior both upstairs and down. A venue to take you back in time, it has no music, honest service and an authentic energy that’s not to be overlooked. Why not challenge a stranger to a game of darts and get your evening going?
37 Thayer Street, London W1U 2QY
The biggest unkept secret in Marylebone, Chiltern Firehouse is a red-brick Edwardian building that was formerly one of London’s oldest fire stations. Since being decommissioned, it has become the capital’s most talked about hotel, restaurant, bar and playground. The interior radiates a warm tone of peach and orange as soon as you step through the door, and upon reaching the ladder-shed, the room expands outwards, where handmade wicker chairs face an open fireplace. It all gives the impression of being in your own extended living room and the team also make you feel at home with their remarkable family-like warmth. Attention is paid to every detail, and every aspect is elegant and considered – you must experience the effortless flow of Chiltern Firehouse.
Housing a selection of masterpieces, The Wallace Collection includes paintings, sculpture and furniture, all completed by a French brasserie set in the glass-roofed garden, which is filled with natural light. Here, a sense of creativity and freedom pervades. This 17th-century townhouse is an ideal place to retreat to in the afternoon, exuding peace and tranquillity away from the franticness of central London, yet only steps away from Oxford Street. Discover it in your own time or with company.
Located on Chiltern Street, this is the place in Marylebone to stop by to chat to and meet like-minded people. Even if you’re only passing by, take some time to browse its selection of specialist magazines and publications. Owner Sandeep Garg, who’s always had a passion for magazines, took over the business in 1982 and now Shreeji offers a point of difference, pioneering in curating print titles. Since its refurbishment two years ago, Shreeji has become the multi-functional cultural hotspot of Chiltern Street, encompassing a shop, reading room and coffee bar, as well as a basement gallery area.
With over six decades as an outfitters, John Simons has an important history in menswear, bringing unparalleled knowledge of the industry to 46 Chiltern Street. With its focus on curating a diverse product selection, offering commitment to American classics, French workwear and Japanese denim, John Simons is the go-to destination in Marylebone for menswear inspiration and style direction.
Based in London, Eddie Wailes is a freelance vintage curator and stylist specialising in clothing and jewellery. He presents his collection and dresses private clients in his Marylebone studio and has recently been featured in notable publications such as Elle and Esquire. In addition to styling, Eddie continues to build a catalogue of commissioned projects for major fashion brands, including Diesel, Paul Smith, Ray-Ban and Dr Martens. @eddie_wailes
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