Marylebone Neighborhood Near London's West End - AKA Marylebone

AKA Marylebone suggests residents let us plan for their arrival as early as possible. The best London restaurant reservations, event tickets and services are available when we can arrange them in advance of your stay.


1   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.

2   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.

3   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).

4   Wigmore Hall   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.

5   Selfridges   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.

6   Daunt Books   A 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.

7   Regents Park   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.

8   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.

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