A Taste of Marylebone
It may not be immediately obvious, with its close proximity to the bright lights and big-name shopping of the West End, but there’s actually something of a village atmosphere about Marylebone.
Maybe it’s the fabulous farmers’ market held every Sunday in Cramer Street car park, maybe it’s the bakeries, tea rooms and cafes, the annual Summer Fayre and switching on of the Christmas lights but there’s a real sense of community here.
Quiet mews, garden squares, Victorian mansion blocks, Georgian terraces and Art Deco buildings illustrate the passing of time in this historic area which dates back to the 11th century manor of Tyburn. Today Marylebone is still owned by two estates, The Howard De Walden Estate and the Portman Estate.
Marylebone's residents are a diverse group. You’ll find financiers with a pied-a-terre to complement their country pile, commuters from the Chilterns or downsizers.
Marylebone High Street is the heart of the neighbourhood with everything you could wish for along this busy thoroughfare. You’ll find the best in British design, whether you wish to furnish your home or wardrobe at Conran and Paul Smith. Boutiques and big name stores sit side by side, and you’ll certainly never go hungry in Marylebone. Breakfast at the Orrery Epicerie, lunch at the Ivy cafe on Marylebone Lane, stock up on cheese at La Fromagerie on Moxon Street, bread, seasonal fruit and vegetables straight from the farm at Daylesford on Blandford Street, and a Scandinavian twist on dinner at The Harcourt. The number and variety of gastronomic delights are simply too many to list.
Alfie’s antiques market specialises in 20th century pieces, and there are galleries galore for art lovers to browse and build their collections, along with the Old Masters to view at the Wallace Collection. Avid readers will make the wood-panelled Daunt Books and the Monocle Cafe regular haunts.
- Join in the community fun at the Summer Fayre
- Take a walk in nearby Regent’s Park
- Shop until you drop on Marylebone High Street
- Enjoy homemade ravioli at Villa Bianca
- Seek out a Stradivarius at Bishop Instruments and Bows
- Find farm-fresh produce at the Farmer's Market or Daylesford