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A locals' guide to W1

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

Christopher Sellwood

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

Tania Smith

"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?

maple&FITZ

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

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!

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

Savile Row

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

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!

Richoux

Breakfast, pastries and afternoon tea, this delightful restaurant is part of a small, well loved chain, where you feel right at home.

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...

BAO

This restaurant serves simple, yet heavenly Taiwanese dishes. You have to try the peanut milk and the Bao, which are light steamed buns with meat fillings. But be prepared for a long queue, because this place is very very popular!

The Masons Arms

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

Jamie's Italian

Just off Piccadilly Circus, this Jamie's Italian is set within a converted pub and has a terrace too that is lovely on a summer's evening. The fresh pastas and cocktails are very tasty!

Archer Street

I love this cocktail bar! It has a great atmosphere and is the perfect place to take a date.

Crazy Bear Fitzrovia

A really cool bar with a great atmosphere for stylish cocktails. It's certainly one to impress friends or a date! They also do Japanese food in the restaurant.

The Marylebone

As well as cocktail offers, this centrally located pub infuses its own alcohol, creating delicious drinks throughout the day and evenings.

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...

Choccywoccydoodah

Just off Carnaby Street, this shop is like a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for grown up's! All of the chocolates are hand made by the team and don't just look good, they taste amazing 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

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

What do you like about W1?

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"The US Embassy is the only US Embassy in the world that does not belong to the United States. They wanted to buy it, but the Freeholder, the Duke of Westminster refused to sell and said he would only rent it. Infuriated, the American appealed to Parliament, but the only compromise on offer was that if the Americans returned all the land that was taken after the Independence War back to his family then he would sell. After the Americans realised that this would be most of Maine and New York, they agreed to a 999 year lease!"

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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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