London Neighborhood Guide
Discover Things to Do Near Marylebone
Set between the green spaces of Hyde Park and Regents Park, Marylebone feels like a village despite its central London location. When you stay here, getting to Mayfair, Westminster and The City is quick and easy; and you’ll enjoy the high-street shopping, renowned dining, and regal architecture this part of London is so well known for.
Where to Eat in London
Going to London and not having tea is like going to Paris and not seeing the Eiffel Tower. Located in an 18th-century building in Mayfair, sketch is a destination for food, art and music. Afternoon tea is offered in the restaurant’s signature pink dining room, surrounded by framed sketches by David Shrigley. Sample caviar and quail egg, tea sandwiches, and macaroons, too. At night, the quirky tea room transforms into a restaurant and cocktail bar helmed by French master chef Pierre Gagnaire.
At Ralph’s Coffee & Bar in Mayfair, Ralph Lauren's trademark equestrian sensibilities come to life in a sophisticated, country-club like atmosphere. Dark wood paneling and green billiard cloth give the hotspot, known for its coffee, cocktails and shared plates, a distinctly British look and feel. Enjoy an Old Fashioned after stopping in the Polo Ralph Lauren flagship store on iconic Regent Street.
Sketch: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair
Ralph’s Coffee & Bar: 173 Regent St, Mayfair
High Street Shopping in London
Selfridges is the first port-of-call for stylish shopping in London. Located in Marylebone on London’s busy Oxford Street, the Grade II-listed building, which opened in 1909, is the second-largest shop in the United Kingdom after Harrods. Just steps from AKA Marylebone on Marylebone High Street, find shops like Le Labo and lululemon and everything between.
Selfridges: 400 Oxford St, Marylebone
London Museums and Art Galleries
Located in a historic Marylebone townhouse, the 25 galleries of The Wallace Collection are home to one of Europe’s finest collections of paintings, furniture, arms and armor. Surpassed only by those in the National Gallery, the paintings by Titian, Rubens and Rembrandt make The Wallace Collection one of the best in England. Don’t miss other London museums nearby, like the world-renowned British Museum in Bloomsbury.
The Wallace Collection: Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone
The British Museum: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury
Outdoor Activities in London
Take in the picture-perfect townhomes in Marylebone on a walk to London’s famous Regents Park. Tree-lined pathways, formal gardens, and London’s largest outdoor sports area are all within walking distance of AKA Marylebone. Go for a row on the boating lake, visit the London Zoo, or take a stroll up Primrose Hill for views of the London skyline.