Mayfair and Marylebone are two of the trendiest places to live in central London. Aside from that, they are also known for being posh places to shop. There are several high-end hotels and good restaurants around the neighbourhood.
There are also several things to keep you busy while you stay in Marylebone and Mayfair, from museums to shops, and other sites.
The Wallace Collection
Like most museums in London, the Wallace Collection is also a former estate that was transformed into a museum. However, The Wallace Collection focuses more on art. It has a wide collection of oil paintings, but there are also some interesting illuminated manuscripts and an armoury. Admission is free, but it is encouraged that you donate the suggested amount of just £5.
The Sherlock Holmes Museum
If you’re a fan of the books, or the film and TV series, the Sherlock Holmes museum is a must visit. Even if you’re not, there are still lots of interesting things to see there. The museum appears as the Baker Street residence where Sherlock Holmes “lived”. It is complete with his office and desk and bedroom. It also has a shop where you can buy various Sherlock Holmes themed products. The entrance fee is at £15.
The London Beatles Store
Just beside the Sherlock Homes museum is a store that caters to Beatles fans. It sells anything and everything related to the iconic British band.
Hyde Park is among the largest in London. It can be compared to New York’s Central Park. There are several activities to enjoy when you visit the park. You can go swimming, boating or horseback riding. You can also play tennis. There are also several cafes and gardens where you can take your sweet time. Kids can also enjoy the park’s playgrounds.
From time to time, you can also catch events like concerts in the park. During Christmas, the park hosts Winter Wonderland, a big festival featuring food, rides, beer, ice skating rinks, and a lot more.
Marylebone and Mayfair are not short of shopping options. Oxford Street is actually one of the busiest shopping streets in London. It can be accessed through three tube stations: Marble Arch, Bond Street, and Oxford Circus. The biggest names in shopping and fashion can be found in Oxford Street, from high fashion shops like Zara to luxury brands like Dior.
Running perpendicular to Oxford Street is another shopping street lined with shops of luxury brands like Hermes, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton.
If your bookshelf runs larger than your closet, then Daunt Books is the right stop for you. Avid readers would love this classic book shop with a wide selection, including rare finds that have been out of print for a long time.
Mr. Fogg’s Residence
If you love Around the World in 80 Days, it is worthy to make a quick stop at Mr. Fogg’s Residence. This bar is meant to make you feel like you actually stepped into the home of Phileas and Auoda Fogg. You’ll be amazed at the detailed commitment to the theme from the décor to the cocktails.
Your trip to London wouldn’t be complete without dropping by a local café. One of the most famous stops in London is Elan Café. It has earned its popularity among those who love to take Instagram- worthy photos. During the past year, it has become one of the most Instagrammed spots in London. Elan is best known for its floral wall. The café serves brunch, but if you want to avoid the crowds, it might be best to drop by during less-busy hours.
These attractions can be accessed through several tube stations within the neighbourhood namely; Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch, Baker Street, Bond Street, Green Park, Edgware Road, Regent's Park, Marylebone, Hyde Park Corner, and Warren Street. You can also travel by car or you can easily access these sites by foot when you book a nearby hotel.