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A Guide to Marylebone Village
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A Guide to Marylebone Village

Marylebone Village is a charming neighborhood located in central London, known for its tree-lined streets, upscale restaurants, chic boutiques, and vibrant atmosphere.


The neighborhood retains a village-like feel despite its central London location, with leafy squares and elegant Georgian architecture, blending historic charm with contemporary vibrancy, making it a favorite destination for both locals and visitors alike.


Newly installed Elm Leaf


Look out for the newly installed Elm Leaf located at the south end of Marylebone Lane by the junction of Wigmore Street, just look up and be wowed! The installation celebrates Marylebone Village’s heritage and marks the entrance to the village.


‘The Elm Leaf’ installation is inspired by the oldest surviving Elm tree in London, which you can find opposite Fischer’s on Marylebone High Street, having survived World War II and the Elm tree disease in the 1970s.


Where to Shop


Marylebone Village is well known for its independent shops and chic boutiques. It’s a haven for those looking for unique fashion, must-have beauty products and artisanal goods. There are so many stores we adore, we have listed our favourites below.


Sezane


Established 10 years ago in France, the brand has quite the following, and they received a big welcome when they opened in Marylebone at the end of last year. The brand is now renowned as one of London’s go-to boutiques for the classic French capsule wardrobe.


Located in a premier corner spot, the store showcases the brand’s savoir-faire effortlessly. Beautifully presented rails of luxurious classics make shopping a breeze, with curated essentials such as the white blouse, the sexy relaxed boyfriend shirt, and the perfect basket bag all within easy reach. Along with their collection of butter-soft leather goods and timeless artisan-style jewellery to complete the look. www.sezane.com/en


Sandro


Taking reference from the couture silhouette and making it modern and fresh, Sandro exudes an elegant, classic style with a twist. The boutique showcases gorgeous boucle summer two-pieces in divine pastel shades that pair up perfectly with biker boots or dainty heels.


Alongside these are rows of immaculate, figure-shaping dresses with delicate detail, perfect for the summer wedding guest, a day at the races or just because you love to dress like a French girl! https://uk.sandro-paris.com


Bobbies


Another chance to visit Paris in London. Bobbies has been creating its cult brand of shoes and leather goods for men and women since 2010. Produced in Spain and Portugal the pieces are created using authentic sustainable materials and the finest leathers.


The collection is both minimalist and sophisticated with a range of easy eclectic vintage-classic inspired shoes, bags and accessories to suit all occasions. www.bobbies.com


RIXO


London brand RIXO is a leader in the design of vintage-inspired silhouettes. The store is also is packed with a visual feast of colourful bold party looks, from midi to maxi dresses made using hand-print techniques, paired with their signature bohemian gold jewellery the store a one-stop shop for dressing up with style.


Founded in 2015 by best friends (then students) Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey. https://rixolondon.com


Daunt Books


An institution for those who love to browse the latest coffee table design books, alongside the classics and modern fiction. The store boasts long, beautiful oak galleries, stunning skylights and rows and rows of interesting reads.


You will often find people taking photos for the gram, once inside you’ll find it hard to leave. https://dauntbooks.co.uk


Other notable stores


VV Rouleaux – An Alladin’s Cave of haberdashery and millinery supplies. Marvel at the reems of colourful ribbon, trimming and corsages. www.vvrouleaux.com


Mud Australia – Bold, colourful, playful tableware for creating a unique tablescape. https://mudaustralia.com


KJ’s Laundry – Has generated a following of stylish shoppers looking to source modern wearable designs and browse up-and-coming new designers. The store stocks established labels like Vanessa Bruno Athe, MM6, IRO, Tucker alongside some cult favourites: Samantha Sung and Sessun. www.kjslaundry.com


Beauty Shops to visit

Aesop


A visit to Aesop is a sensory journey. The architectural styling of the store and the symmetry of the little brown bottles with their neat labels are both intriguing and satisfying.


With the help of highly trained consultants, the store offers customers the chance to test and indulge in a range of plant-based, aromatic products, from haircare, skincare and fragrance to the brand’s signature hand and body washes. Who doesn’t like an Aesop handwash… www.aesop.com


Diptyque


Conceived in bohemian Saint-Germain-des-Pres in the 1960s, Diptyque is renowned for its sensual perfumes and home fragrances presented in signature glassware. Entering the store is like going into the home of the founders, an exquisite Monet-inspired mural floats across the walls.


The perfectly positioned classical furnishings and an antique marble fireplace invite you to relax and browse. The staff are warm and welcoming and the store is super dog friendly. Come in for a sniff. www.diptyqueparis.com


Fresh


Boston beauty brand Fresh is now sold all over the world and has a reputation for making skincare that performs and transforms. Each product is carefully created with natural ingredients with the benefit of modern science. Natural ingredients include honey, milk, soy and umbrian clay to help keep skin glowing and fresh.


Some of their bestsellers include the soy face cleanser, the rose deep hydration toner and the rose deep hydration moisturiser. Top tip… Book yourself a relaxing facial in store where the cost is redeemable against Fresh products in store. www.fresh.com


The Well Being by CUBEX


Offering a unique approach to auditory care, The Well Being by CUBEX combines comprehensive hearing technology with holistic therapy to create complete care plans for their patients.


Their experienced team manages not only hearing loss and tinnitus but also takes into consideration cognitive function, emotional care, general health and well-being. They provide comprehensive assessments and ongoing support through mindfulness training, meditation, art therapy and yoga to balance the whole being. www.thewellbeingbycubex.com

Get your coffee fix at…



Hagen Espresso Bar


Visit Copenhagen espresso bar concept Hagen for your morning coffee fix, find a cozy bar seat at the back and tuck into a good read or what we love to do – people watch. This place gets busy in the morning, with ample orders for a oat flat white!


People don’t seem to be bothered about the morning queues, the staff are fast and efficient and in fact one of the reasons people keep coming back. www.thehagenproject.com


Where to eat


The area boasts a diverse culinary scene, with a range of eateries from Michelin-starred restaurants to cozy cafes and pubs. Marylebone High Street is a hub for food lovers, offering a variety of dining options.

Delamina


Located on Marylebone Lane, Delamina is a must-visit eastern Mediterranean dining spot run by wife and husband team Limor and Amir Chen. Limor’s divine recipes are influenced by her interest in healthy eating – grilling, roasting, and using herbs and spices to celebrate the raw ingredients. Imagine smokey aubergine, tahini and zhoug, lamb baharat on the grill, glazed salmon, and seared tuna. Each dish is a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.


Inside you’ll find white-washed brick walls, hanging plants, industrial mirrors, welcoming rattan chairs, and a vibrant atmosphere. This elegant establishment also has outdoor seating for those wanting to dine alfresco. www.delaminakitchen.co.uk



Granger and Co


Granger & Co. is known for its relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, offering a menu inspired by Bill Granger’s signature style of modern Australian cuisine. Expect to find fresh, seasonal ingredients and bold flavors.


The menu at Granger & Co. features a variety of brunch, lunch, and dinner options. Dishes include ricotta hotcakes, scrambled eggs and toasted dusty knuckle sourdough, sweet corn fritters and the fresh Aussie breakfast. https://grangerandco.com


108 Brasserie

108 Brasserie is an all-day dining joint that makes for a brilliant pitstop for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a casual drink in the bar. It’s a friendly spot, with a modern European menu that has a big emphasis on fresh flavours and healthy meals. 108 Brasserie offers a sophisticated yet relaxed dining atmosphere.


The interior is typically styled with a classic French brasserie ambiance, featuring cozy seating, elegant decor and red leather seating, it’s a real beauty inside. Dishes include devon white crab, miso glazed black cod, rissota primavera and vanilla crème brûlée, the ultimate dessert for those with a sweet tooth. https://108brasserie.com


Fischer’s


Fischer’s is a hidden gem in Marylebone. The restaurant exudes a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, reminiscent of a traditional Viennese cafe. Featuring Edelman-leather seating, vintage-style furnishings, and warm lighting, creating a charming setting for diners to enjoy their meals.


The Viennese menu incorporates rich flavors and quality ingredients, making Fischers a popular choice for those seeking a taste of Central European dining in London. Dishes include Schnitzels, Sausages, Goulash, cured fish, Tafelspitz, Käsespätzle and brötchen. www.fischers.co.uk

Looking for a quick bite to eat


Paul Rothe & Son Deli

Established in 1900, Paul Rothe and Son Delicatessen welcomes local workers and visitors who flock here to get their hands on custom-made sandwiches, soups, and salads. Lunchtime always brings queues to the door, and do people care about the wait? Not at all.


The sandwiches are most definitely worth it. Inside, the shelves are packed full of delicious jams, marmalades, and condiments, another favourite with Instagrammers! Customers are greeted and served by father and son Stephen Rothe, whose passion is serving happy customers fresh and delicious lunch options. www.instagram.com/paulrotheandson


Nathalie


Nathalie is a great neighbourhood café focusing on healthy and flavourful dishes and smoothies. Step inside in the morning to get your smoothie fix and healthy on-the-go breakfast.


For lunch, they offer up a selection of fresh and vibrant salads, mezze platters, pasta and sandwiches. www.nathaliemayfair.london

Word on the street




“I love the green spaces in Marylebone, where you can eat lunch alfresco. My favourite spot is Garden of Rest, opposite Fisher’s. I also adore all the dogs you see up and down the high street.”

Sam – Works in Marylebone



“Apart from the great food at 108 Brasserie, I enjoy visiting Ottolengi, their simple salmon and rice with mushroom sauce is delicious.”

Aleks – Works in Marylebone



“Carlotta is a great place to dine at, with good vibes and ambiance, it’s very Instagramable. I love the truffle pasta.”

Ismelda – Law student




“The Italians wine bar offers up a great pinot noir, a cozy wine bar to watch the world go by and the Marylebone Farmer’s market on a Sunday is worth visiting, you can get great produce.”

Melissa – Lives in Marylebone



“I love the intimacy of the area, St John’s is one of my favourite places, a nice casual dining experience. I tend to go for the Eccles cake or the Welsh Rarebit. ”

Nick – Visitor



“Cancer Research charity shop is a good place for finding designer steels, and I love getting a chicken escalope panini at lunch time from Doorsteps”

Molly – Works in Marylebone


For more information on Marylebone visit www.marylebonevillage.com


Words by Claire Bloom and Nyla Sammons


Photography by Nyla Sammons


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