Having had a floristry shop and school in the Marylebone area for nearly 10 years, Jamie knows a thing or two about this beautiful area of London. As an place known for it’s luxury shops, restaurants and hotels, Marylebone village is a lovely place to visit if you wish to get away from the bustle of Oxford Street. To help you get to know the area better and to get a little insight into where Jamie enjoys spending his time, here’s a list of his recommendations for when you next find yourself in Marylebone.
Places to Shop
The Conran Shop – 55 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HS – 020 7723 2223
Created by Sir Terence Conran, The Conran Shop sells a collection of modern, high quality furniture and home decor within an old renovated stable building. It offers three floors of contemporary furnishings, vintage pieces, design books, lighting and home accessories. The shop even houses it’s own cafe called The Conran Kitchen where you can indulge in a slice of Peggy Porschen cake and a lovely cup of coffee.
La Labo – 28A Devonshire Street, London W1G 6PS – 020 3441 1535
Originating in New York, La Labo is a luxury perfume boutique that can create a wonderful scent that is tailor-made to you. The company was created by two former perfumers from Gucci who wished to create a high-end and personal alternative to mass produced scents. The perfumers within the shop will go to great lengths to discover the perfume concoction that is perfect for you. Talking to the Marylebone Journal, one of the founders Edouard explains ‘there is an emotional connection that happens with certain scents, that is all to do with your past and your memories, and if that happens then the effect can be very positive. It can make you feel good’.
The Kooples – 95 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RQ – 020 7486 2775
Based around the idea of sharp and well dressed couples, The Kooples is a Franco-British brand who cater for modern day living through affordable luxury pieces. The Kooples arrived in the UK in 2010 along with other french fashion brands, Sandro and Maje, and their boutiques have been dotting themselves around high streets ever since. Known for their crisp tailoring and well cut clothes along with their skinny jeans and classic casual clothes, The Kooples is the perfect place to shop for investment pieces.
Places to Eat
La Fromagerie – 2-6 Moxon Street, London W1U 4EW – 020 7935 0341
Known for it’s signature walk-in cheese room, La Fromagerie opened on Marylebone high street in November 2002. Thought to be one of the best cheese shops in London and featuring a cheese maturing cellar, this shop is a great way to indulge your love of cheese. Along with fine cheeses, the shop also sells other produce such as breads, charcuterie, olive oils and homemade jams. There is a lovely cafe too for you to get the chance to sample their cheeses and seasonal salads.
Bocca Di Lupo – 12 Archer Street, London W1D 7BB – 020 7734 2223
Translated from Italian as ‘The Mouth of the Wolf’, Bocca di Lupo is known to reinvent how Italian dining should be. Listing the region of origin for every dish, the menu is elaborate and the restaurant is known for it’s buzzing atmosphere that it creates night after night.
Aubaine – 7 Moxon St, London W1U 4EP – 020 3393 6330
Originating from the company’s mission to find perfect French bread in London, Aubaine can be found in nine different locations around London and has recently branched out to Dubai too. Serving beautifully simple yet delicious French food, the restaurant has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is a wonderful place to meet with friends for a chilled weekend brunch or lunch.
We hope this has inspired you to go exploring in Marylebone a little more and do let us know on Twitter @jamieaston some of your favourite places in Marylebone!