MARYLEBONE VILLAGE

Marylebone Village

A Shopping & Dining Experience in time for Christmas

Marylebone Village

Affluent Community
Luxury Boutiques
Fine Dining
Cafes & Bars

MaryLEBONE VILLAGE OFFERS RESIDENTS AND TOURISTS A LUXURY HIDEAWAY WITHIN CENTRAL LONDON

North of Oxford Street, nestled between Regent’s Park and Wigmore Street, lies the sophisticated yet quaint area of Marylebone Village.

About the Village

Marylebone Village is considered just a small area in the grand scheme of London’s areas, forming one part of the Borough of the City of Westminster. Wrapped deep in history and legacies, Marylebone Village was born out of London’s aristocracy, that embodies architecture, commerce, society, and education. 

Today, Marylebone High Street represents the capital of Marylebone Village. Hashtag Life spent an entire weekend touring the entire Village, visiting all the stores, and sampling the fine culinary options that Village has to offer. And by all accounts, it has everything you need for a shopping day or enjoying a weekend vacation in London.

The Marylebone Hotel

Shops and restaurants adorn every door step of Marylebone High Street, but the side street too, like ribbons specialist VV Rouleaux or shoe store, French Sole. You will also find 4th generation shops such as delicatessen Paul Rothe & Son, but also restaurant chains such as the The Ivy. The pretty side streets like Marylebone Lane, pedestrian shopping alleys like St Christopher’s Place, and beautiful art collections like The Wallace Collection make it a sought-after neighborhood. 

We lodged for the weekend at The Marylebone Hotel, an exceptional 5* hotel from the Doyle Collection, a stones throw away from Marylebone High Street. The hotel’s 108 Brassiere, with al fresco dining, backs onto Marylebone Lane, making it a perfect hideaway in the centre of Marylebone Village. There is a partnership with Third Space for those who which to access the gym and pool before or after the gastronomy indulgence from the many restaurants in the area.  

Shopping Experience

At Marylebone Village you are spoilt for choice. There is a lot to explore, with a balance between independent shops and established brands. For homeware, you have the iconic The Conran Shop, but then you have concept pop-up store such as JOY that brings a plant shop and coffee house together.

There are a so many fashion and accessories brand stores of the likes of Sandro, Maje, Theory and MATCHES Fashion to name just a few. Then there are jewellery stores such as New Cavendish Jewellers, Mejuri and Kastur Jewels, each offering their own gold speciality and style. Don’t forget beauty too – which we are very keen on – there is the wonderful Fresh who call Marylebone their flagship store in the UK. The hotspot for luxury skincare brands has to be SPACE.NK, where you will find your refills for La Mer and Augustinus Bader always available. John Bell & Croyden on Wigmore Street also has in-store beauty counters, and now also offers beauty treatments.

Kastur Jewels Marylebone
Kastur Jewels
Kastur Jewels, fine jewellery with diamonds and gemstones, available at the store

Kastur Jewels, a unique, sustainable jewellery brand which draws influence from the owner’s rich Jain heritage, and age old methods of craftsmanship and design, including designs in solid and plated 22 carat gold, which is rare to find in the UK. The array of intricate designs Kastur Jewels presents in timeless pieces varies in use of semi precious and precious stones, enamelling, a rich use of gold textures, natural and uncut stones, traditional hand-made techniques, and customised orders if you wish. There is something for everyone, at a variety of price points to suit your budget. A day in Marylebone needs to include a stop over at Kastur, an opportunity to visit a universe of unique, authentic and personalised pieces to collect and keep.

 

Mejuri, Marylebone High Street

Mejuri is a Canadian brand now available in the UK. Mejuri offers a fine jewellery experience at affordable prices. The brand has become a favourite to  millennials due to its affordability, ethical sourcing, and ultimately its attractive designs. The concept at Mejuri is to build a fine jewellery collection with your own identity all over it, through minimalist and stackable rings, bracelets and earrings. You will find designs ranging from 18 carat to 14K solid or plated. We particularly feel involve with the Croissant Ring, which comes in a cuff as well, but is now completely sold out. Stackable rings starts from £75 , depending on the gold weight and if it includes diamonds.

Mejuri, The Croissant Collection

Fresh, founded in Boston by Lev and Alina, and now owned by LVMH, has its flagship store on Marylebone High Street. Enter this heavenly natural beauty shop and you will be greeted by the knowledgable and passionate Yen. Every jar and bottle tell a story, and Yen took us on a journey of the origins for each range of products and how Lev and Alina started with selling soap bars to now combining potent ingredients and ancient skincare rituals to all their skincare and bodycare products. Our favourite is the Creme Ancienne, inspired by the first cream ever known, and made by monks by hand. This moisturizing range has a one-of-a kind texture with rich benefits. It’s handmade with chamomile wax and a high concentration of meadowfoam seed oil, helping create a nourishing, protective barrier on the skin while smoothing the look of lines to reveal radiant, youthful beauty. 

Fresh's Creme Ancienne available to buy in-store and online
Marylebone Village
Fresh, Marylebone High Street

Culinary Experience

Marylebone Village spoils you well when it comes to culinary options. By day there are coffee houses, such as the new resident and Danish coffeehouse,  Hägen, offering a comprehensive list of coffees, and all their beans all ethically sourced.

For a lunchtime meal, you can stop over at 108 Brassiere, part of The Marylebone Hotel, with a well-heated al fresco sitting area to help enjoy people watching while you enjoy some cocktails or a meal.

By sunset, you can start your night with wine and apperitivo at The Italians, at 27B Devonshire St, where owner Massimo may be around to help you find your favourite Italian wine to take home. The menu is perfectly designed to allow you to pair a variety of Italian wines with your cheeses, or charcuterie. Massimo, who also owns The Italians in Chiswick, sources all his wines from vineyards that he knows and has visited. One of our favourite wines tastes was Salco, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2015, ethical and organic wine, that packs a punch of depth, with hints of chocolate and tobacco.

For cocktails, head over to The Cavendish, at 35 New Cavendish Street, sustainability meets mixology. Every cocktail botanical ingredient is made in-house by the expert mixologist Alessandro, and it take days to perfect just a small bottle. We highly recommend the new menu additions Thai Royale or the Untold Secret, both featuring gin that is mixed with their home-made botanicals.

For dinner, you really are spoilt for choice. If you fancy meat, then there is long-standing Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecote, which will normally have queues outside. We opted for Fishworks, at 98 Marlyebone High Street, because the impressive catch of the day options always taste extremely fresh and delicious. If the Devon Crab is on the menu then we definitely recommend you order it, followed by the oven-roasted Seabass or Grilled Lemon Sole, cooked a la marinere.

 

The Italians Wine Bar, Marylebone
The Cavendish
Fishworks Restaurant

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