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A locals' guide to W1W

"The handsome architecture around Regent's Park enhances the prestige of the area."

Charles Cutting

"The restaurants along Charlotte Street are a great place to sit in the sunshine, watching the world go by..."

Alex Fleet

"A rich vein of restaurants and cafes...I love walking down Charlotte Street without a reservation and dropping in to any place that takes my fancy..."

James Blackler

What is your favourite place?

Where do W1W locals go?

The Masons Arms

Traditional inside and out, this flower adorned local pub is in a great spot for Regent's Park.

Crown & Sceptre

The perfect pub for a post-work drink in central London along Great Titchfield Street. It also serves food and Sunday lunch.


An exceptional cycling gym, where you can achieve so much in an hour and you feel like you are in a club as the music is awesome!

Bonnie Gull

Best seafood in town on the Fitzrovia coastline... Let the smell draw you in!


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


This rustic Italian restaurant and wine bar has a cosy atmosphere. It's a great place for a family get together or an intimate date.

Scandinavian Kitchen

Traditional Scandinavian food for breakfast and lunch. The lunch menu of open sandwiches and salads is fantastic, as you can choose from quite a few options and mix and match depending on what you fancy that day.

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...

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"Opened in 1921, Veeraswamy is Britain's first Indian restaurant and was situated on Regent Street. Mahatma Gandhi was known to have eaten here."

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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

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

Pregnancy Yoga

Portland Hospital Physiotherapy Department
Yoga practices focus not only on physical health during pregnancy but also the cultivation of peace in mind. Yoga increase your own awareness of your body, mind and emotion. Through regular practice you develop a sense of confidence and positivity about pregnancy and in your innate abilities to give birth £25/class £125/ 6 classes Website

Bible Club

All Souls Clubhouse
An all-rounded club that provides children with active games, challenges and craft as well as learning more about Jesus from the Bible. If your child attends All Souls Primary, we can collect them from school. Website

Drop ins and play sessions

West End Children's Centre
Stay and Play. A safe and stimulating learning environment for babies and young children where parents can chat in an informal atmosphere. Set in the heart of Soho our Children's Centre offers services for children and their families throughout the West End. We give advice and practical support to families with young children. Languages spoken include Arabic Bengali Cantonese Hindi Portuguese and Tagalog. Our unique location in the heart of the city means we have good links with many of London's famous sites museums galleries and theatres. Website

Drop In Craft-Marylebone Library

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

Comedy Club 4 Kids (Over 6s) at Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre & Writers Centre
A proper comedy club for anyone over the age of six featuring the best comedians on the circuit doing what they do best but without the rude bits. Website
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