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Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

I love its design and you get to experience a bit of culture walking from this pretty corner of Green Park to Hyde Park.

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.

Scandinavian Kitchen

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.

maple&FITZ

maple&FITZ

They do amazing salads that fill you up, while still feeling nice and healthy. And their cold-pressed juices are superb...

The Parlour, Sketch

The Parlour, Sketch

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

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.

Chiltern Firehouse

Chiltern Firehouse

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

Antidote

Antidote

This lovely restaurant and wine bar is hidden away just off Regent Street. You'll find a cosy wine bar downstairs complete with a terrace and a fantastic restaurant upstairs, which serves impressive food.

Kingly Court

Kingly Court

A variety of restaurants for every occasion and budget, which are centred round a covered courtyard.

The Cavendish

The Cavendish

The best place for lunch in Marylebone - partly a private members' club with an elegant atmosphere.

Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows

Stunning views across Hyde Park, fantastic service, beautiful food and a surprise birthday dessert!

Gunmakers

Gunmakers

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

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!

The Crobar

The Crobar

Happy hour 4-9pm every day, which makes this place super cheap and cheerful for central London!

The Ivy Café

The Ivy Café

Part of the prestigious chain of cafes and restaurants, you might even spot a celebrity or two in this chic cafe restaurant.

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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

"57 Wimpole Street was the family home of the Ashers, and Paul McCartney lived here in the early days of Beatle mania with his then-girlfriend, Jane Asher. He co-wrote "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" on an old piano in the basement with John Lennon."

Walking along Piccadilly, I love taking in the sites that central London has to offer.

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

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Charles Cutting

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

Club Kids Group

All Souls Clubhouse
A baby and toddler drop-in for parents and carers. We provide a range of facilities for free play and offer story and singing times, art and craft, and healthy snacks 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

Small Beginnings arts and crafts

Saint Marylebone Church Hall
Sports in various locations. 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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