As one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, Marylebone is defined by its elegant white stone buildings, stylish boutiques and well-heeled residents. It’s home to some wonderful cafes and independent bookstores, as well as cultural attractions like the Wallace Collection museum.
Despite its location in central London, Marylebone manages to maintain an intimate village vibe. The neighbourhood serves up a fabulous dining scene, from traditional English pubs and chic fusion restaurants to trendy cocktail lounges and stylish wine bars. It’s a gourmand’s paradise, with fresh fish markets, artisan delis, gourmet providores and French patisseries dotting the streets.
Marylebone is wonderfully walkable, which means the best way to explore its cafes, shops and green spaces is by foot. It’s 15-minute by tube from major attractions like the London Eye and National Gallery, and just over one hour from Heathrow Airport. It’s serviced by Marylebone Station on the overground line, and Baker Street on the London tube network.
Board game buffs may recognise Marylebone from Monopoly, but it’s arguably most famous as the home of Sherlock Holmes. The fictional character lived on 221B Baker Street, in the heart of Marylebone. Today, a larger than life sculpture celebrates the legacy of the legendary detective. With his trademark pipe in hand, he stands guard outside the Baker Street tube station on Marylebone Road.