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Mount Street Gardens

Mount Street Gardens

A great place to sit and have your lunch in the sunshine.

Savile Row

Savile Row

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

Another Country

Another Country

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

St Christopher's Place

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.

The Parlour, Sketch

The Parlour, Sketch

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

Soul Cycle

Soul Cycle

A cult-like following has brought this incredible workout studio from America to its first London location - a great workout!

Psycle

Psycle

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!

The Gallery, Sketch

The Gallery, Sketch

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

The Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts

A world-renowned gallery with leading exhibitions such as this one from the defiant Ai Weiwei!

Souli

Souli

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

Beast

Beast

An amazing restaurant for crab and steak. A very cool place where everyone sits on long tables, but don't eat beforehand as it leaves you very full!

Royal Artillery Memorial

Royal Artillery Memorial

This World War I monument is very impressive, even on a cloudy day.

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!

Bone Daddies

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

MASH

MASH

This American steak house serves delicious high-quality food with a Danish twist. The Art Deco interiors are really cool too!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Earls Court, West Kensington, Fulham, Barons Court, South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Holland Park, Hammersmith and Imperial Wharf

"Noisy neighbours! Composer George Handel resided at 25 Brook Street from 1723 and Jimi Hendrix resided at 23 Brook Street from 1968! Hendrix apparently paid £30 per week rent...not quite what it would cost these days!"

With all the shops and restaurants, sometimes you forget that there are some beautiful residential properties around Charlotte Street.

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

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Tania Smith

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

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What locals say about W1

  1. You can choose to eat pretty much any cuisine imaginable late into the night!

  2. Soho is the beating heart of central London and one of the most vibrant and exciting parts of the capital, where there's always something interesting to see and do. It never sleeps!

  3. There's such a buzzy atmosphere in Fitzrovia, while still being a bit more laid back than Soho!

  4. Marylebone has developed into a very cosmopolitan central London area, which has a lovely village feel to it, despite being a stone's throw from Oxford Street. The high street is now populated with an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, which are not the usual run of the mill high street names. On Sunday there even is a farmers market with local produce from just outside London. Despite being in the heart of London, there is a great community spirit and people actually know their neighbours! It is close to the delightful rose gardens of Regents Park and Hyde Park and there are very good public transport facilities all within walking distance.

  5. Great atmosphere, central. One of the best locations in London. Near everywhere

  6. Quiet with easy access to Oxford Street, Regent's Park and Marylebone High Street

  7. For me, Marylebone makes the heart of London feel like a countryside community. Having grown up in a rural part of the UK i thoroughly enjoy the bustling farmers market, extensive variety of shopping and delicious eateries. A classy area for all to enjoy!

  8. The busy hustle and bustle is what makes living just off Oxford Street so exciting. Within minutes of leaving my flat I'm able to pop to the shops to buy myself some new gear, I can go and see one of the stunning musicals of the West End, or I could enjoy one of the many sophisticated cocktail bars in Soho. It's not always so busy - on a Sunday morning before the shops open I love nothing more than to jog along Oxford Street to Hyde Park and then around St James's Park past Buckingham Palace. This place really does offer it all!

  9. I'm a keen runner and so it's great to be close to the parks. There's a beautiful high street and great transport links to get around.

  10. You do not need to use public transport as everything you need is in walking distance. The best place to live in the world.

  11. Mayfair is a safe desirable area to live with many great restaurants to enjoy a wide selection of cuisine . It has many great squares and parks only a few minutes walk away.The theatres are all on your doorstep . There is no need to use public transport. Fantastic shopping experience.

  12. It's lively all the time, there are a lot of things going on but not particularly the best area if you have kids!

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Child-friendly activities near W1

Danceworks

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

Aquababies

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

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

YogaBugs

The Arts Club
Classes are taught through stories and children will perform various yoga postures whilst taking part in a magical adventure. They get a full physical work out before we take them through a brief relaxation and visualisation, leaving them feeling calm and relaxed. 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

One intuition

O2 workshop
At One inTuition, we believe everyone should have access to extra support during their academic career. By encouraging students to share tuition in small groups, we are able to keep our prices low and accessible. During sessions, students receive quality one-on-one support but can also learn alongside their peers. We specialize in Mathematics, English and Science (including Psychology) at GCSE and A-Level, as well as degree level Psychology. Website

Girls Club

All Souls Clubhouse
A girls only club where we make creative arts and craft, bake, play games and learn about Jesus through Bible stories and other Christian real-life stories. Website

About W1

W1 is the postcode district in Central London incorporating the areas of Portland Street, Regent Street, Oxford Street, Soho, Chinatown, Soho Square, Harley Street, Marylebone, Mayfair, Piccadilly, Royal Academy, Grosvenor Square, Hanover Square, Savile Row, Fitzrovia, Tottenham Court Road, Marylebone and Great Portland Street. It is actually split further into the following smaller postcodes: W1A, W1B, W1C, W1D, W1E, W1F, W1G, W1H, W1J, W1K, W1S, W1T, W1U, W1W.

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