Staycation in Marylebone Village

Staycation in style in Marylebone Village.

With an impeccable selection of premium hotels on offer, as well as restaurants, shops and cafes from all over the world, there is no time like the present to treat yourself to a holiday on your doorstep this autumn.

When looking for somewhere to stay look no further than Marylebone Village’s incredible hotels. The Marylebone Hotel, situated on Welbeck Street, is an ideal base for those wishing to explore the area and sample some of the many delights Marylebone Village has to offer. Renowned for its contemporary and understated luxury, the hotel also has several suites with private terraces and views across the capital.

If you are looking for something a little quirky, The Mandeville Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel made up of just 142 rooms that have each been styled by leading designers from all over the world. The bedrooms and suites are a celebration of chic design, old-world comfort and a traveller’s home away from home that fuse art, substance and comfort - perfect for both business and pleasure. This blissfully peaceful hotel is on the doorstep of Marylebone High Street and just a moments walk from Bond Street, Selfridges and all of The West End’s most iconic attractions.

Day One…

To make the most of your time in this vibrant area we’d recommend starting early to ensure you have the chance to experience as much of the village as you possibly can. Head to Marylebone Lane for a knockout breakfast at The Ivy Cafe and if the weather permits, you can even enjoy sitting in the sunshine on their terrace.

After breakfast take a leisurely stroll down to Regents Park. Comprising nearly 200 hectares of open green space, this Royal Park plays host to the Zoological Society of London, the Royal Botanical Society, London Zoo and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Walk or cycle around and remember to keep your eyes peeled for the resident deer and countless species of birds who call this patch their home. 

Come lunch time you will have no doubt worked up a considerable hunger so head back into town where you can get your fill. Head to Le Vieux Comptoir - an established favourite on Moxon Street. This stylish but informal neighbourhood restaurant and wine bar offers a classic French menu which includes escargot in garlic butter, frogs legs with lemon and parsley as well as generous cheese and charcuterie boards.

Or if you’re looking for something quick and light, try Marylebone Village institution Paul Rothe & Son - this iconic delicatessen is over 100 years old and their sandwich game is no joke. No sandwich is too weird or wonderful to create, choose your own fillings or take their lead and order the staple egg mayonnaise and anchovy.

Come the afternoon, absorb yourself in some fantastical history by exploring The Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221b Baker Street - the very address Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson famously resided in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels. The upstairs quarters are kept exactly as described in the novels, including the famous office overlooking Baker Street, as well as wax figures and memorabilia.

And finally you can drop by 108 Brasserie for a delicious evening meal and a nightcap. This stylish hotel restaurant and bar on Marylebone Lane offers a wide range of bespoke signature cocktails and boasts an extensive list of whiskeys from across the globe.

Day Two…

For the actively inclined, you may wish to start the day with a vigorous full body workout at the luxury health club Third Space, based in The Marylebone Hotel.

After your workout (or perhaps after your lie in!) call into The Good Life Eatery for your morning caffeine fix or a vitamin packed cold pressed juice. This independently owned well being conscious cafe is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat and watch the world go by. Their all day menu boasts a selection of both gluten free and vegan options including the chestnut and almond waffle and acai bowls with secret recipe granola.

No staycation would be complete without some new purchases to take home and Marylebone Village offers an unparalleled shopping experience from independent stores to international brands. There is something for all tastes and being the turn of season it seems the perfect time to update your wardrobe with some autumnal treats.

For timeless French wardrobe essentials, shop agnès b’s collection of classic chic clothing with a contemporary edge or discover new, up and coming global brands at the much coveted womenswear boutique, KJ’s Laundry. For menswear you can stop by Luca Faloni, who fuse exceptional Italian craftsmanship and style, with quality fabrics to create durable ready to wear men's apparel.

A weekend break in the capital surely wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the pub, so stop by The Cavendish for some seasonal British fare. Their elegant menu has a strong focus on sustainability and showcases Head Chef Alex Povall’s refined but honest style of cooking, honed under his mentor Angela Hartnett.

Post lunch take some me time to drop in to Margaret Dabbs and choose from one of the many treatments on offer - from luxury manicures and pedicures to reflexology and acupuncture. If you wish to continue your shopping spree, head to the iconic Le Labo where you can pick up a new perfume or home scent. Using only the highest quality raw ingredients, all scents are hand-made by highly trained perumers in store and come with personalised, dated labels. For makeup and toiletries there really is no better place than beauty emporium, John Bell & Croyden. Established in 1798 and pharmacists to Her Majesty The Queen since 1958, the Wigmore Street store have been introducing hundreds of globally sourced well-being and beauty products to the UK market over the last 220 years.

For dinner, book a table at the award winning seafood restaurant Fishworks, where the restaurant has its own in-house highly skilled fishmonger. Start with champagne and a selection of locally sourced oysters and make sure to ask what the latest landing is from the day boat catch.

Spend your last evening hiding out in Blandford Comptoir, and delight at their ever evolving wine list. Owned by sommelier extraordinaire Xavier Rousset, Blandford Comptoir has a relaxed and informal atmosphere and is the perfect place to unwind after a big weekend in Marylebone Village.