Hustle and Bustle in Marylebone Village

Combining years of history with modern day luxury and entertainment, Marylebone Village is the perfect place in London to soak up the dynamic atmosphere.

It is a haven of shops, restaurants, hotels and cultural institutions displaying a unique character, individuality and balance not often seen in a major city. With an emphasis on high quality, independent retailers, it is both distinctive and highly accessible.

From the stylish and eclectic shopping streets around Marylebone High Street, to the world renowned medical destination of Harley Street, Marylebone Village truly is a delight of London.

The Village is a vibrant retail community in the heart of central London filled with everything you need for an exciting day out in the city. It is all managed and nurtured by the Howard de Walden Estate from Marylebone High Street in the west to Robert Adam’s Portland Place in the east and from Wigmore Street in the south to Marylebone Road in the north.

From top end fashion designers to world class theatre productions, Marylebone Village has it all.

Shopping in Marylebone Village offers visitors a retail experience with a difference. Its collection of shops has contributed to it being seen as a blueprint for unique boutique shopping in London.

William Vintage

Among the many boutiques in Marylebone Village is the must have brand for vintage collectors of fashion, WilliamVintage. Described as the ‘jewel box’ of the vintage haute couture world, the store is appointment-only and is set over two floors. Its beautifully presented vintage clothing is surrounded by velvet sofas, silk rugs and Valrhona chocolate, for the ultimate shopping experience. Celeb customers include Tilda Swinton, Victoria Beckham and Rihanna.

Marylebone Village’s fashion district is only all about celeb customers. Rachel Riley’s chic shop for children’s clothes is the perfect place to shop if you are looking to spoil your little ones. The designer still hand embroiders, knits and sews all her samples, and will also design custom outfits for any occasion. All her slippers are made in one of the last handmade slipper factories in France. She also does the slippers and some of her vintage inspired dresses for adults so that you and your child can match.

Along with amazing fashion, there are also plenty of homeware stores, jewellery stores and many more for all your retail therapy needs. McGlashans Interiors offers furniture from renowned Belgian furniture and home accessories company Flamant, and New Cavendish Jewellers is one of Marylebone’s oldest retailers, offering jewellery in platinum, white, yellow and rose gold.

McGlashans Interiors

Once you have shopped up an appetite, there are plenty of places to choose from to grab a bite. Marylebone Village has an unrivalled reputation as one of the top foodie quarters in Central London. From snacks and foodie gifts to gourmet dinners, there is something for everyone in Marylebone.

For the best burgers in town, head to Tommi’s Burger Joint. The classic American-style burger menu is short and simple, allowing for the quality of meat to speak for itself.

For a more refined lunch or dinner experience, find The Orrery which is perfectly located in a beautifully lit room on the first floor of a converted stable block overlooking the St Marylebone Church gardens. The restaurant offers one of the area’s most attractive dining spaces and the beautifully presented modern French cuisine lives up to the setting, paired with a well-chosen wine list, that makes for the perfect dining experience.

What would such a perfect combination of history and modern shopping be without a farmers’ market? On Sundays, the Marylebone Farmers’ Market can be found in Cramer Street car park with as many as 40 stalls selling fresh, locally sourced produce, from meat and fish, poultry and game, fruit and vegetables, honey and preserves to hot food and baked goods.

Once you have eaten and shopped to your heart’s content, it is advisable to wander into the area’s cultural aspects.

One of the most well known addresses in the world is 221b Baker Street. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous novels, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived here from 1881 to 1904. It is now the official museum of Sherlock Holmes dedicated to the life and times of the famous detective and the interior is maintained exactly as described in the novels.

If you are a lover of art, Thompson’s Gallery is a great place to stop by. A bright and airy gallery run by a family, they deal in 20th and 21st century paintings, sculptures and photography by British artists. Its exhibitions change regularly and are open to the public whether you’re looking to buy or simply passing by.

Looking to find your hidden culinary talents? Marylebone Village is home to two of the top class cookery schools in the city.

The Divertimenti cookery school caters to all levels and abilities. Sessions on offer include hands-on masterclasses, cookery demonstrations, classes for kids and gastro tours around London’s culinary hotspots.

As the only specialist Italian cookery school in central London, La Cucina Caldesi offers an exciting range of Italian themed food and wine courses for all levels of cooking competence, as well as children’s activities and tailor-made classes for corporate and private events.

These are only a few of the many exciting things to do and see in Marylebone Village, so head down for an exhilarating day out.

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