By Lauren Riley
If you’re looking for somewhere sophisticated to hang out during your time in London, then the beautiful Georgian streets of Marylebone will be ideal. It will be easy to while away the hours soaking up the village vibe here, but we’ve listed a few hotspots to get you started.
The Wallace Collection
Be dazzled by this once-private collection of fine and decorative arts throughout history from across the globe. Now open to the public, this stunning wonderful house is a must-see and plays host to items such as French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms and armour, porcelain and Old Master paintings arranged into 30 galleries.
The Churchill Bar
Parched? The Churchill Bar & Terrace is as stylish as it gets. Located within the Hyatt Regency London, this award-winning bar is inspired by Sir Winston Churchill and his beloved wife Clementine. Try their homemade Churchill Craft Gin for a refreshing drink or go for something warming on their heated terrace in the colder months while dining alongside a life-size bronze of a young Churchill.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Fans of the famous fictional detective won’t want to miss out on a visit to 221B Baker Street, where a museum is dedicated to Holmes and his sidekick Dr Watson.
Built to transport you into Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mind, the museum consists of photographs, props, waxworks and even staff dressed in character for visitors.
Fancy soaking up some glamour and spotting an A-lister? Look no further than Chiltern Street.
Lined with Victorian gothic buildings, here you will find a fantastic selection of independent businesses alongside celebrity haunts such as Chiltern Firehouse where you can enjoy brunch, cocktails or both.
Bookworm or not, visitors travel from far and wide to visit this famous bookshop with its walls adorned with publications from across the globe. The stunning Edwardian store was originally built for antiquarian booksellers Francis Edwards in 1910, but Daunt Books was founded by James Daunt in 1990 and has developed quite the reputation ever since, partly thanks to its awe-inspiring interiors.
If you’re feeling peckish, famous chef Simon Rogan opened Roganic in Marylebone in 2016 after existing as a two-year pop-up from 2011.
Rogan makes use of foraged ingredients to create ethereal Modern British food that has reviewers and customers alike rushing to book a table at the Michelin-starred restaurant. https://www.roganic.uk