Marylebone was one of the first places I fell in love with when I moved to London. Its chic high street, great restaurants, and independent shops drew me in and have kept me coming back. The area has changed a lot since I first arrived, but it’s still as lovely as central London neighborhoods get. If you’re up for exploring, today I bring you A Lady in London’s guide to Marylebone, London.

Marylebone, London

Marylebone, London

North of Oxford Street, Marylebone offers a calm contrast to the thoroughfare it borders. Pretty side streets like Marylebone Lane, pedestrianized shopping alleys like St Christopher’s Place, and beautiful museums like The Wallace Collection make it a sought-after neighborhood.

Marylebone, London

Add to that the Saturday Cabbages and Frocks Market in the garden of Marylebone Parish Church and the Sunday farmers’ market in the Cramer Street Car Park, and there’s always something new to find.

Marylebone, London

Beyond the markets, beloved shops like La Fromagerie never fail to lure me in with the scent of ripe cheese (am I the only one that loves that smell?). I can’t get enough of the inventive dishes at The Providores, either.

Marylebone, London

When I’m not eating (which is rare), I love wandering down Chiltern Street, taking in the colorful buildings on James Street, and browsing in Daunt Books.

Chiltern Street, London

I like meeting friends for drinks around New Quebec Street and Seymour Place, and walking by the Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street.

Sherlock Holmes Museum, London

In fact, I like walking everywhere in Marylebone.

Marylebone, London

The brick facades, leafy squares, and pretty shopfronts are pleasures for the eyes, and every time I meander through the neighborhood I find somewhere new to eat, drink, or explore.

Marylebone, London

It’s been a long time since I first fell for Marylebone, but I’ve been enamored with it ever since. I hope you will be, too.

How about you? What are your favorite things about Marylebone?
Marylebone, London

22 Comments on Lady’s Guide to London’s Marylebone

  1. Marylebone is our favourite areas of London! We love La Fromagerie, it’s a must everytime we visit London! And Daunt books! We always stay at The Mandeville, a lovely hotel that’s perfect if you want to explore the area and very well connected with other areas of the city. We’ve never been to the Providores, though. I guess we’ll have to come back and try it!

  2. I love the area. Aside from Millbank, where I work, and Bayswater, where I say, Marylebone is the area where I spend the most time when I am in London. And last time I had breakfast at Chiltern Firehouse!

  3. I haven’t had the chance to visit Sherlock Holmes Museum as it gets so crowded during summer! 🙁 But strolling around the area is another whole new experience for me! I would love to visit Daunt Books the next time I’m back to London!

  4. I’m looking forward to a visit in the fall… but I still don’t really know how to pronounce Marylebone! Mary-bone? Mar-ly-barn ?


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