Marylebone Hotel & Local Area Guide For 2015

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Welcome to my Marylebone hotel and local area guide. With help from Tina from Guided Walks in London I've included a few places to stay along with a detailed guide to things to do and see in the area.

Want to jump straight to the insider's guide provided by Guided Walks in London? Then click here to read my Q&A with Tina.

The Best Marylebone Hotels

Here are the best hotels in the Marylebone area as defined by HotelCombined.com. To qualify hotels had to be rated 8/10 or above based on at least 100 reviews. For more hotels just click the link above. The list below is ordered from most to least expensive.

Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

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Short Description (from the hotel): Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill provides a wide range of luxury services guaranteed to satisfy the needs of the most discerning guests. The fully equipped Business Centre provides business travellers with a comprehensive range of services. The hotel also arranges limousine service, valet service, currency exchange and dry cleaning / laundry services.

5 Interesting Services/Facilities Offered:

  • Views over Portman Square garden
  • Hotel Car Park with Tesla Superchargers
  • English Afternoon Tea
  • Locanda Locatelli - Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Airport Limousine on Request

Hotel Star Rating: 5 star
Price: from £208 per night
Nearest Tube Station: Marble Arch
Click Here To Book a Room at The Churchill or to Learn More About It

The Landmark London

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Short Description (from the hotel): Our luxury hotel in London combines classic British elegance and grandeur with the deluxe facilities required by today's discerning travellers, such as hotel conference rooms, fantastic restaurants and bars, a luxurious Spa & Health Club with a 15 metre swimming pool and a gymnasium.

5 Interesting Services/Facilities Offered:

  • 15m swimming pool
  • Award winning Afternoon Tea
  • 24 hour Concierge, Cashier and room service
  • Evening turn down service
  • UK, USA and Continental power sockets

Hotel Star Rating: 5 star
Price: from £209 per night
Nearest Tube Station: Marylebone
Click Here To Book a Room at The Landmark London or to Learn More About It

The Arch London

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Short Description (from the hotel): The Arch Hotel London is a family owned and run boutique hotel in an enviable central London setting. This boutique hotel is just a stone's throw from Marble Arch in Great Cumberland Place. Spanning seven Georgian townhouses and two mews homes, this urban hideaway offers a unique combination of English heritage and the ultimate in contemporary style.

5 Interesting Services/Facilities Offered:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Martini library
  • Free soft drinks
  • Nespresso machine
  • Individually designed guest rooms

Hotel Star Rating: 5 star
Price: from £189 per night
Nearest Tube Station: Marble Arch
Click Here To Book a Room at The Arch London or to Learn More About It

The Marylebone Hotel

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Short Description (from the hotel): The Marylebone Hotel pulls off a rare feat, a large urban hotel with a boutique attitude and all the vibrant charm of its central London location.

5 Interesting Services/Facilities Offered:

  • Healthy, indulgent and classic versions of afternoon tea
  • Free Wi-fi
  • 18m pool (plus gym and spa)
  • Conference suites and business centre
  • Families are warmly welcomed

Hotel Star Rating: 4 star
Price: from £136 per night
Nearest Tube Station: Bond Street
Click Here To Book a Room at The Marylebone Hotel or to Learn More About It

No. Ten Manchester Street

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Short Description (from the hotel): Ten Manchester Street Hotel is located in the heart of Marylebone and is a luxury destination to visit in London.

5 Interesting Services/Facilities Offered:

  • Cigar shop, indoor tasting room and all-weather cigar terrace
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (in room and public areas)
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Italian Dieci Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and dinner
  • Concierge service

Hotel Star Rating: 4 star
Price: from £129 per night
Nearest Tube Station: Baker Street
Click Here To Book a Room at No. Ten Manchester Street or to Learn More About It

The Sumner Hotel

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Short Description (from the hotel): The Sumner has the intimate charm of an elegant hotel. Located in the heart of London within strolling distance of Oxford Street shopping, the bright lights of West End, and the tranquillity of Hyde Park.The Sumner is a brand new townhouse located in the heart of London having award winning management.

5 Interesting Services/Facilities Offered:

  • Complimentary Wireless and Wired Broadband Internet Access
  • Designer Decorated Rooms
  • Air Conditioning in all rooms
  • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast and Morning Coffee
  • Part of an 1820s Georgian Terrace

Hotel Star Rating: 4 star
Price: from £116 per night
Nearest Tube Station: Marble Arch
Click Here To Book a Room at The Sumner Hotel or to Learn More About It

Mandeville Hotel

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Short Description (from the hotel): The Mandeville is a celebration of chic design, old world comfort and a traveller's home away from home that stands out in the Centre of London. Exquisitely styled by internationally recognised designers, The Mandeville Hotel's 142 rooms fuse style, substance and comfort for business or pleasure.

5 Interesting Services/Facilities Offered:

  • Free standard wi-fi
  • 24 hour room service
  • Marble bathrooms with power shower
  • Daily newspaper
  • Afternoon tea

Hotel Star Rating: 4 star
Price: from £116 per night
Nearest Tube Station: Bond Street
Click Here To Book a Room at the Mandeville Hotel or to Learn More About It

Blandford Hotel London

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Short Description (from the hotel): The Blandford is a newly refurbished, high quality hotel, located in the heart of London, yet it is situated in a quiet suburban setting. A fabulous location next door to Regent's Park makes the Blandford the ideal place to explore London and its riches.

5 Interesting Services/Facilities Offered:

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Free Wifi
  • Lift to all floors
  • Satellite TV
  • Residents' lounge

Hotel Star Rating: 3 star
Price: from £87 per night
Nearest Tube Station: Baker Street
Click Here To Book a Room at the Blandford Hotel or to Learn More About It

Marylebone Q&A Guide with Guided Walks in London

Tina started Guided Walks in London to offer bespoke and public walking tours around London. She's been generous enough to answer all my questions about Marylebone.

She's both a City of London and a City of Westminster qualified guide. To see upcoming public walks, be sure to visit the Eventbrite page or to arrange a bespoke tour just get in contact directly.

1) What's your favourite thing about the area?

It is so near Oxford Street but it's a world away as it has retained a charming village like atmosphere.

2) What's your least favourite thing about the area?

There is nothing I dislike about the area.

3) What are the must see sights of the area?

The Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection

A free museum and the best way to enjoy some Parisian decadence without travelling on Eurostar. It is the former town house of the Marquess of Hertford and it has the feel of a grand family home rather than a museum and has on display a dazzling selection of art, armour and furniture.

Address

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square
London W1U 3BN

Phone Number: 020 7563 9500
Website: http://www.wallacecollection.org/

The Sherlock Holmes Museum

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Recreates Holmes and Watson's home. It has been very cleverly done, with lots of attention to the small details and its great fun to visit.

Address

221b Baker Street,
London NW1 6XE

Phone Number: 020 7224 3688
Website: http://www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk/

Madame Tussauds

Musée de Madame Tussaud de Londres

The famous wax museum and the best known tourist attraction in Marylebone, it is very popular but there are always long queues outside.

Website: http://www.madametussauds.com/london/

4) Are there any hidden or secret sights people should see?

The area in and around Marylebone High Street and Chiltern Street offer some great places to eat and lots of wonderful small, independent shops.

Daunt Books is my favourite shop on Marylebone High Street, it has one of the best travel books sections in London. Personally I prefer Chiltern Street this up and coming area it has an amazing eclectic mix from shops selling luxury boutique fashion and candles to Indian musical instruments and hardware as well as the Chiltern Firehouse Hotel.

There are lots of small galleries in the area, one of the most interesting is GV Art which is a contemporary gallery on Chiltern Street focusing on the relationship between art and science.

Paddington Street Gardens

Paddington Street Gardens is a delightful public garden in two parts, separated by a road, although very popular with locals it's still one of the area's best kept secrets and its public toilets are rather unique and are worth checking out.

There are also a number of attractive private square gardens which are normally not open to the public which include Portman Square, Manchester Square (my personal favourite) and Dorset Square, which was the site of the first Lord's cricket ground.

They are usually open as part of Open Garden Squares weekend and I sometimes lead free walks round some of the gardens for the Baker Street Quarter Partnership.

Harley Street

The area is well known for its medical connections, most famously Harley Street, home to many private medical practices. The British Dental Association at 64 Wimpole Street has a small but fascinating free museum about the history of dentistry.

5) Would you say the area is safe?

Yes, I feel safe here but like any large city you have to be sensible about your personal property.

6) Would you say the area is family friendly?

Yes. Many families enjoy a visit to Madame Tussauds. The Wallace Collection offers lots of regular events and many are free and child friendly. Paddington Street Gardens has a play ground and free public toilets. For older children they will enjoy the Sherlock Holmes Museum.

7) Does the area have good nightlife?

There is a great selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs. There is also a cinema on Baker Street.

8) What are 3 good restaurants (and why are they good)?

The Wallace Restaurant (Wallace Collection, Manchester Square)

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In a covered courtyard inside the museum this restaurant with its elegant surroundings certainly has the wow factor and serves a French-style brasserie menu.

Fischers (50 Marylebone High Street)

The latest in a small chain of restaurants, it evokes the atmosphere of the Viennese coffee houses, beautiful surroundings and a great range of cakes.

Getti (42 Marylebone High Street)

One of two family run Italian restaurants, Good selection of pasta and pizza dishes and a great location on the High Street and it's nice to sit outside and people watch.

9) What are 3 good pubs (and why are they good)? 

Barley Mow (8 Dorset Street)

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This wonderful pub is on CAMRA's list of pubs of national importance due to its historic interior as it has two private drinking boxes and serves real ale.

Golden Eagle (59 Marylebone Lane)

The Golden Eagle, Marylebone

This small pub still has the feeling of being a locals' pub despite its central London location. It serves real ale and if possible go along to one of their regular piano sing-a-longs evenings.

Windsor Castle (27-29 Crawford Place)

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One of the quirkiest pubs in London with every inch of the space, including the ceiling, covered with pictures and knickknacks. It serves real ale and also tasty Thai food and is well worth a visit.

10) What are 3 good cafes/coffee shops (and why are they good)?

Nordic Bakery, (has two branches in Marylebone)

37B New Cavendish Street and 48 Dorset Street @nordicbakery

Scandinavian-style café serving rye bread sandwiches and OMG delicious cinnamon buns which you can smell from outside the store.

Perilla Bakery,

75 George Street

This recently opened cafe serves the most beautiful looking and great tasting cakes.

Monocle Cafe

18 Chiltern Street

One of two restaurants, the other in Tokyo, which are part of the Monocle family, which includes the popular lifestyle magazine. It's a cosy cafe with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and they also serve amazing cakes and macarons.

11) What's your favourite random fact about the area?

When Arthur Conan Doyle was writing his Sherlock Holmes stories 221B Baker Street did not exist until later when the street was extended, to include the part previously known as Upper Baker Street, and renumbered.

And just as reminder if you want an insider tour from Tina just visit her at Guided Walks in London. I would also like to thank her for the wonderful information she's provided here. Love getting the insider view of an area I frequently walk through.

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