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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 Parlour, Sketch

The Parlour, Sketch

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

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.

The Cavendish

The Cavendish

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

Hedonism Wines

Hedonism Wines

A wine and spirits shop for those with a sophisticated palate - this is the place to go to pick up something extra special.

Pizza Pilgrims

Pizza Pilgrims

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

Berkeley Square

Berkeley Square

A leafy spot to eat lunch on a sunny day and a lovely space to escape too.

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!

East Street

East Street

Quick and tasty Pan Asian food just off Oxford Street.

Gosh! Comics

Gosh! Comics

A wealth of graphic novels from a wide variety of genres.

Shepherd Market

Shepherd Market

A great selection of pubs and sandwich shops in a corner of Mayfair between Green Park and Hyde Park.

The Duke of York

The Duke of York

A really cosy pub with traditional interiors, this place is a great little spot.

Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows

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

Bonnie Gull

Bonnie Gull

Best seafood in town on the Fitzrovia coastline... Let the smell draw you in!

Kingly Court

Kingly Court

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

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"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!"

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...

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

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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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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

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

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

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

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

Fitzvoria Community Centre
Mini Mozart is a fun and interactive live music class for babies and toddlers. The classes feature two or more live instruments; a clarinet, violin, flute, French horn, saxophone or trumpet with a piano accompanist. The idea of Mini Mozart is to get children actually listening, not just hearing. Children interact with our live musicians in a way that is impossible with recorded music. Website

Football Club

All Souls Clubhouse
Football coaching for children using fun games, drills and exercises. An exciting short Bible series is taught in each session. 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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