The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection,
situated in an historic town house, is made up of 25 galleries displaying
treasures of a world past. This national
museum maintains a world-famous range of fine arts from the 15th to
19th centuries, an unsurpassed armory, a notably large collection of
Old Master paintings and 18th Century French paintings. Originally the private collection of Richard
Seymour-Conway and then his son Sir Richard Wallace, it was then donated to the
nation by his widow in 1897 and opened to the public in 1900. The only condition of Sir Wallace’s widow was
that the collection remains together as a whole, which is quite unique seeing
as most museums lend pieces on loan.
Admission is free.
Marylebone Farmers’ Market
The Marylebone Farmers’
Market is the certified flagship market of London Farmers’ Markets. Each Sunday from 10AM – 2PM Moxon Street Car
Park fills with the widest variety of the fresh ingredients London has to
offer. Local farmers and artisans
provide a huge range of farm grown produce, vegetables, dairy produce, artisan
breads, homemade cakes, organic meat and poultry, farm pressed juices, handmade
preserves and lots more. So if you need
to go grocery shopping or are simply having a lazy Sunday, just follow your
nose to the Moxon Street Car Park. All
products are from within 100 miles of the city limits.
The Marylebone Library
One of the many great public libraries that London has
to offer, the Marylebone Library is a great place to find any resource you
might need. They have a vast collection
of books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks, as well as reading groups, children’s
events and very helpful librarians. They
also have access to exclusive online services such as Who’s Who, The Times
Digital Archive, The Economist and Kompass (free for members).
Much like New York’s Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall is
stage to which all aspire to play on.
For some it is their first professional performance and a stepping stone
towards a great career, while for some of the world’s most sought-after
soloists and chamber musicians it is merely another stop on an impressive list
of tour destinations. Presenting over
400 events in a single season, Wigmore Hall attracts a loyal crowd of music
lovers and sells over 165,000 tickets a year.
And even if you can’t make it to a show, each week a concert is
broadcast on the radio and the internet on BBC Radio 3.
Offering the world’s
largest shoe department, Selfridges holds within a treat for every
shopper. Providing all the UK with high
fashion, centrally located in one place, Selfridges is a true sight to
behold. And much like the Macy’s windows
in New York City, Selfridges has become famous for displaying beautiful works
of art in their windows, whether literally or with products.
true, old-style book shop, with an almost library setting and beautiful long
oak galleries. The skylights that take
the place of a ceiling provide fantastic, natural reading light all day
long. In addition to the quaint setting,
they have a massive collection of books for sale, so any type of reader can
make Daunt Books home.
Originally organized as
hunting grounds for Henry VIII, Regents Park now boasts the largest grass area
in Central London. Providing a variety
of facilities, such as multiple sports fields, an Open Air Theatre, multiple
cafes and restaurants, and the London Zoo.
If Henry VIII were to see the Park as it is today he would not recognize
the colorful gardens and well groomed playing fields that now cover the space.
St Christopher's Place
Whether it’s shopping, dining, or people watching, St. Christopher’s Place provides a variety of entertainment for the London traveler. Only a few short minutes from AKA West End, these shop-lined alley ways feature quaint shops including new British fashion brands such as Whistles, Penhaligons and Hobbs. St. Christopher’s Place offers over twenty dining areas each with different tastes to satisfy every palette. Choices range from authentic Italian food at Carluccio’s to pan Asian at Cocochan. If shopping or fine dining aren't your cup of tea, the beautiful and tranquil setting of St. Christopher’s Place offers visitors and locals a chance to stop for a moment and enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle of the busy London streets.