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A locals' guide to W1C

"The buzz around Marble Arch is like no other place in London - I always feel like a tourist when walking around here."

William Campbell

"With so many upmarket designers and eateries along Marylebone High Street, you're spoilt for choice!"

Tania Smith

"Stepping into Selfridges, I always feel like a kid in a sweet shop...and their window displays are unbelievable!"

Tania Smith

What is your favourite place?

Where do W1C locals go?

Grosvenor Square

Grosvenor Square on a balmy evening beats Hyde Park!

The Parlour, Sketch

Posh breakfast and striking, artist-designed dining rooms - perfect for a special occasion...

Savile Row

The best tailors in Europe. Bespoke or off the rail, there's something for everyone's budget.

Manchester Square

One of Marylebone's many charming garden squares...

Roots & Bulbs

Healthy and delicious feel-good smoothies, juices and salads. A healthy hot spot you'll be visiting over and over again!

The Providores and Tapa Room

This is a weekend central London must! Walk-in brunch at this hot spot is unbeatable - especially if you're lucky enough to catch a seat outside!

The Wallace Collection

Displaying a private collection of artworks from the 18th and 19th centuries. The plus point of museums in London is most of them are free to visit...

Chiltern Firehouse

Celeb hangout with grand surroundings - skip dinner and just book a hotel room!

The Ginger Pig

An amazing butchers with top quality meat and the best pork pies and sausage rolls in the land! Grab a warm one and eat immediately...

La Fromagerie

An Aladdin's cave of foodie delights - fresh produce, charcuterie and a cheese room. If they let me into heaven, I hope it looks like this!

Paul Rothe & Son

A fourth generation family delicatessen serving homemade sandwiches and lunchtime treats.

St Christopher's Place

After a busy day down Oxford Street, nothing beats a quiet escape to this hidden gem tucked in the heart of Marylebone.

Mayfair Pizza Company

A hidden gem on a cobbled street in Mayfair. Simple bistro-style Italian food, a wood-fired pizza oven and really affordable for the Mayfair area.

The Gallery, Sketch

A stylish spot for afternoon tea, but be sure to check out the toilets that are shaped like eggs!


An Antipodean cafe moments from Oxford Circus serving delicious coffee and a weekly changing menu of tasty food.

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"Duke Street was the first street in London to have a pavement."

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Child-friendly activities near W1C


Marble Arch Marriott
Aquakiddies/Babies swimming lessons, whilst teaching essential baby swimming skills, also strongly emphasise 'having fun' as we believe enjoyment to be vital for baby health. Our courses are 5 weeks long with 1 lesson per week. Our prices are very competitative especially when you consider all the bonuses of baby swimming. Why not jump in and see for yourself. Website

Drop In Craft-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Come along and make whatever you want, using a whole range of exciting materials Website


BranNew West End School
We warmly welcome all levels and abilities to our huge selection of dance and fitness classes in our lovely Victorian building with 7 great studios in the heart of London. Website

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

Fitzvoria Community Centre
Mini Mozart is a fun and interactive live music class for babies and toddlers. The classes feature two or more live instruments; a clarinet, violin, flute, French horn, saxophone or trumpet with a piano accompanist. The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with our live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Small Beginnings arts and crafts

Saint Marylebone Church Hall
Sports in various locations. Website

Tiny Tots-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Songs and rhymes for under 5s Website

The Baby Academy

The idea came from wanting to put together pre-natal and post-natal workshops for parents in a relaxed home environment. Combined with post-natal parent coaching and "back on track" home consultations. The Baby Academy offers you help and advice in your own home, giving you the confidence and skills to build a happy home life with your new arrival. Website
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