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A locals' guide to W1

"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

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

Christopher Sellwood

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

Alex Fleet

What is your favourite place?

Where do W1 locals go?

The Cavendish

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

Another Country

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

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.

Cecconi's

Without a shadow of a doubt, the best breakfast in London. A celeb hangout, you may be sat alongside Bernie and Tamara Ecclestone, Bill Nighy and Kylie Minogue.

Savile Row

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

MASH

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

Said

The most dreamy place for a late night hot chocolate...

The Gallery, Sketch

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

Delfino

A traditional family-run Italian restaurant where they serve the best pizza this side of Naples.

Pizza Pilgrims

As well as an intimate, homely atmosphere, the pizzas are delicious and very very affordable, starting at only £5!

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!

Hakkasan

I love this Cantonese restaurant - the food is delicious and the cocktails are super tasty! The service is also amazing and they definitely go the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience.

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

The Crobar

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

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Based on Forest Gump, this lovely shrimp restaurant from the USA has opened its first restaurant in London! Amazing food and the restaurant is decked out just like you're on the film - it has its own gift shop too!

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What do you love about W1?

Why do you find W1 a great place to live?

Louise

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

January 2016

John

"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!"

January 2016

George

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

January 2016

Alexa

"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, the... more

February 2015

S.K.

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

February 2015

Mubarak

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

February 2015

Leigh-Anne

"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!"

February 2015

Craig

"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 ... more

January 2015

Richard

"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."

December 2014

Local resident

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

January 2014

Local resident

"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."

December 2012

Anna

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

January 2012

You

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"On 19 September 1960, the first traffic wardens frequented London's streets. The first ticket was given to a Dr Thomas Creighton who had parked outside the Cumberland hotel while he went to attend a medical emergency there. The public outcry that resulted meant the authorities had to let him off!"

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  1. 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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