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Marylebone

Marylebone is an area in Central London located between Oxford Street in the south, Edgware Road in the West, Regents Park in the north and Great Portland Street in the east.

Marylebone High Street offers a range of shops and restaurants and design shops such as the Conran Shops and Designers Guild. The street has a village feel to it even though it's close to busy roads such as Oxford Street. A must-see location is Daunt Books, which is an original Edwardian bookshop with long oak galleries and beautiful skylights. 

Moxon Street is a side street of Marylebone High Street. It has food shops, for example, La Fromagerie with a good selection of cheese, charcuterie and other specialist food items. Rococo Chocolates on the other side of the street, offers hand-made chocolate and confectionery. Marylebone Farmer's Market is behind the corner on Aybrook Street on Sundays.

Marylebone Lane is a more quiet stretch between the Marylebone High Street and Wigmore Street with cosy cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as specialist shops. The Golden Eagle pub has sing-a-longs three days per week. The Coach Makers Arms, a pub, restaurant and cocktail bar, has been voted as one of Britains 30 places to eat and drink by The Times and the Good Pub Guide. The Ivy Cafe offers all-day cafe style dining and is recognisable from the flower ornaments outside. Paul Rothe & Son selling jelly and other delicacies has been in the current location and run by the same family for 120 years.

221b Baker Street is the home address of Sherlock Holmes and where the Sherlock Holmes Museum is located. Almost next to it is the London Beatles Store offering an extensive selection of Beatles merchandise.

Madame Tussauds wax museum has been in the current location on Marylebone Road close to the Baker Street crossing since 1884. There are more than 150 lifelike figures in the museum, including Royals, actors and musicians. Between Madame Tussauds and Baker Street, you'll find the statue of Sherlock Holmes.

Royal Academy of Music and the museum are close to Madame Tussauds on Marylebone Road. The museum has three permanent galleries showcasing instruments from Stradivari and Guarneri amongst others. John Nash, the architect behind Regent Street, designed the museum building in 1822. 

The Chiltern Firehouse is a beautiful red brick building housing a 5-star hotel and a restaurant on Chiltern Street. The street itself is a cosy and quiet street with lovely shops and cafes, for example, The Monocle Cafe.

Many of the famous Beatles staircase photos were taken in the EMI House on Manchester Square. The building itself has already been demolished and replaced with a new office building. The stairs The Wallace Collection is also on the same square, and it has an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts from the 15th to the 19th centuries.

The Langham Hotel on Portland Place was one of the first Grand hotels in Europe when it opened in 1865. It is a gorgeous building and has had many famous guests such as Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sibelius, Winston Churchill and Princess Diana. Two of the Sherlock Holmes stories are partly set at the Langham. In addition to being a 5-star hotel, The Langham offers restaurants, afternoon tea and even a cooking school.

On the other side of the Great Portland Street, you'll find the Broadcasting House, the headquarters of the BBC and from where most of the radio shows are recorded.

Getting there

Marylebone is quite a large area and the best way to get there depends on the exact place you want to visit. Marylebone, Baker Street and event Regent's Park stations are located in the northern section of Marylebone. When coming from the south, Bond Street and Oxford Circus stations are the best stations to start from.

Nearby

Marylebone itself has many thing to see. Other areas close by are Regent's Park in the north. Oxford Street is on the southern border of Marylebone and Mayfair is located on the other side of Oxford Street.