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The Joint

The Joint

The best wings, ribs, burgers and pulled pork in town! It rivals even the most well known and popular barbecue restaurants.

Marylebone Farmers' Market

Marylebone Farmers' Market

Every Sunday 10am - 2pm, the market attracts many people far and wide. It's a no brainer for any London foodie!

Roots & Bulbs

Roots & Bulbs

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

Another Country

Another Country

A beautiful interiors shop selling furniture, home accessories and lighting.

The Monocle Café

The Monocle Café

Arguably the best freshly roasted coffee in Marylebone, with a vast selection of internationally inspired light meals and snacks. Super trendy spot!

Manchester Square

Manchester Square

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

Paddington Street Gardens

Paddington Street Gardens

A quiet spot moments from the fantastic cafes and restaurants in the heart of Marylebone. Don't forget your table tennis bats!

The Ginger Pig

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...

Aubaine

Aubaine

French food and pretty décor, Aubaine is a small London-based chain.

Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

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

Gunmakers

Gunmakers

A great pub featuring that classic trifecta of real ale, Churchill memorabilia and bullets!

The Providores and Tapa Room

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!

La Fromagerie

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!

The Wallace Collection

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...

Souli

Souli

Brekkie, lunch, fresh salads, fine sandwiches, uplifting juices and more... Perfect for any mood.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Marylebone, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Paddington, Soho, Knightsbridge, Bloomsbury, West End, Bayswater and Regent's Park

"At the turn of the nineteenth century, Montagu Square resident Robert Coates was the self-proclaimed finest actor of his generation. Financing his own productions, he often forgot his lines, repeated his favourite scenes 3 or 4 times in a performance and even made up entire new scenes to the bemusement of those around him."

It is the tranquil spots in London like Paddington Street Gardens that really make me stop and appreciate the city.

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

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

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Small Beginnings arts and crafts

Saint Marylebone Church Hall
Sports in various locations. Website

Story Time-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Stories and craft for the under 5s, with a different theme each week. All ages welcome but best suited for nursery age children Website

Aquababies

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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

Tiny Tots-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Songs and rhymes for under 5s Website

About Portman Estate

The Portman Estate is a property estate in Marylebone, Central London. It lies between Oxford Street and Edgware Road, and includes Portman Square, Manchester Square, and some parts of Baker Street and Gloucester Place. The estate was constructed between 1764 and 1810, firstly by Henry William Portman, then by his son Edward Berkeley Portman, whose son Edward would become the first of the Viscounts Portman. The Estate did not carry out the building work itself - it dictated street plans, and then leased the land to speculators and private builders to carry out the actual construction, and the architects such as James Thompson Parkinson were instructed by the Estate.

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