Luxury and boutique hotels in Marylebone
Marylebone brims with culinary excellence. Whether your whim is fine Frenchies (Orrery, Les 110 de Taillevent), fabulous fusion fare (Jikoni, the Providores and Tapa Room), Michelin darlings (Roganic, Locanda Locatelli), or something a little different (Sri Lankan Hoppers, Nordic Texture, Peruvian Pachamama), be sure to book a table somewhere in advance. Its indie delis are darling too: get a serious dairy fix at La Fromagerie, or a tipple at old-school whisky-tasting room Cadenhead’s. As its resident fictional detective would say, falling for Marylebone is elementary.
When to go
Marylebone is an all-year-rounder; showers offer an excellent excuse to take shelter in its well-heeled pubs and eateries. Around Christmastime it takes on a Dickensian air with twinkly lights and nooks to get cosy in.
PlanesFrom Heathrow, hop on the express train to Paddington, then simply change onto the Bakerloo line for one stop to Baker Street. From Gatwick, ride the express to Victoria, then take the Victoria Line to Oxford Circus and the Bakerloo to Baker Street. Depending on the cases you’re lugging, it’s a more economical and fairly fuss-free way to reach central London; a taxi ride will take around 90 minutes from either hub.
AutomobilesMarylebone is in the Congestion Charge zone and parking is something of a chore, so it’s best to rely on Tubes, buses and pavement-pounding for exploring; you’re within strolling distance of many big-ticket London attractions. If wheels are essential, there are car-hire booths at either airport and a Q-Park and NCP close to Marylebone’s action.