Guide to Shopping in London’s Marylebone
Marylebone – a great place to shop and it’s right on your doorstep especially when you are staying in Presidential Apartments Marylebone London. It houses countless family run businesses, independent stores and high end boutiques giving it a cosy village feels even though you are in the heart of the West End.
This has been a fashionable area of London ever since the seventeenth century. It has had a long catalogue of famous residents including Charles Dickens and Jimi Hendrix as well as being the home of a certain fictional detective known as Sherlock Holmes! The combination of white stone, red brick and lots of greenery creates a very pleasant, relaxing environment with a great community atmosphere.
Wherever you go in Marylebone, you will find a vast range of high quality stores from food to fashion, books to antiques. There are numerous family owned patisseries, restaurants and hand made confectioners, as well as food stores like La Fromagerie, Casa Becci and Meat Liquor. Every Sunday, there is a fantastic Farmers Market offering gourmet fare from all over the UK. New Cavendish Jewellers is the oldest and most exclusive jewellers in the area stocking top brands like Cartier as well as their own creations. The Conran Shop is a mecca for design and modern furniture enthusiasts while shops like VV Rouleaux, Divertimenti and Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop have a great range of presents.
Looking for something fashionable and different? There are plenty of boutiques tucked away in Marylebone’s streets, and it is also well worth stopping off at the Cabbages & Frocks market in St Marylebone church courtyard on Saturdays. Arrive early enough and you may well beat fashionistas to hidden gems such as a pair of Jimmy Choos or a Mulberry handbag. Alternatively, take a look at the unique jewellery and hand made craft items as well as the mass of vintage and retro clothing.
If Antiques is more your style, then there are many auction houses in London. You can find lots of choice to be at the famous Alfies Antique Market. This is the largest indoor antiques market in London, stocking everything from posters to furniture, vintage to the best of twentieth century design. People from all over the world including celebrities, interior designers and serious collectors head for Alfies whenever they are in London in order to find the unusual, the different and the best antiques on offer.
Want something to read? Then Daunt Books offer the perfect answer. A lot many serviced apartments London are situated around it that makes more convenient for tourists to visit the place. It stocks a massive array of fiction and non fiction and has the atmosphere of a bookshop from another era, where you can find unexpected gem. Just seeing the beautiful galleried main room with its spectacular arched window is a pleasure in itself.
Complete your visit by sitting back and relaxing as you watch the world go by at some of the fantastic cafes and pubs. Choose from an array of pavement cafes, traditional pubs like the Lamb & Flag on James Street or cocktails at Black & Blue.