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The Wallace Collection

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...

Pizza Pilgrims

Pizza Pilgrims

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

The Audley

The Audley

A great after work boozer. Some of its original features have been retained throughout the years, which give it an authentic pub feel.

Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill

Bentleys Oyster Bar & Grill

The best seafood and shellfish you will have in London. It's 101 years old - a real seafood institution in London! Great heated terrace and all guests get a blanket for outside dining all year round.

Richoux

Richoux

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

Shepherd Market

Shepherd Market

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

Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows

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

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 Cavendish

The Cavendish

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

Busaba Ethai

Busaba Ethai

This is the perfect place for a quick and tasty dinner with friends in central London. The pad thai is so tasty and they even have an app that you can save money with.

Kopapa

Kopapa

Fusion food at its best. Using seasonal ingredients, the menu always has delicious offerings and the cocktails are some of the tastiest in London!

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.

Dishoom

Dishoom

If you really want to taste Indian food, then this is the place to go. They offer chai (tea) in a little cup. The atmosphere at this place is amazing - it feels just like Bombay!

Bone Daddies

Bone Daddies

A small but tasty menu of Japanese ramen dishes.

Bobo Social

Bobo Social

Quirky small plates, an amazing concept and an atmosphere to match. Go with friends and try a new experimental food experience...

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Soho, Fitzrovia, Mayfair, West End, Marylebone, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, Holborn, Euston and Victoria

"The Carlisle Arms, Soho is the site of London's only death caused by choking on a billiard ball. In 1893, Walter Cowle boasted that he could fit the whole ball in his mouth, but unfortunately for him, it got stuck..."

The National Gallery showcases the world's most regarded artists in the heart of London.

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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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William Campbell

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

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Busy Bumblebees Group (Montessori themed)

St Giles in the Fields Church hall
Our Montessori themed activities help children develop movement, co-ordination, language and independence. Sessions include free-play, singing, music-making, movement games, social opportunities and arts and crafts, and a mini Forest type activity sessions introduction. 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

Mini Mozart- Babies and Toddlers Concert and Class

St-Martin-in-the-Fields
Although you are welcome to book your baby into his/her older sibling's class, if like us, you were crazy enough to have two kids close together, we have another option for you. At some venues we offer a specific mixed Babies & Toddlers class where babies enjoy the class with their adults and the older sibling interacts with the teacher. (0 - 4 yrs) Packed with piano & percussion, bursting with Bach & bubbles, and flush with fairy tales and flutes. Website

Magic Carpet Storytelling Sundays

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Let your under 5s be entertained and informed about different paintings at the National Gallery every Sunday in their Magic Carpet Storytelling workshops. A great way for them to learn and have fun!

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

Toddler FC

Central YMCA
Kick-start your child's football skills with our energetic sessions designed to improve technique and fitness led by our qualified football coaches. Website

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