Located just north of Oxford Street, Marylebone is a popular shopping district in London and home to a medley of locally owned shops, chain stores, boutique shops and great restaurants. This part of London attracts well-heeled travelers and luxury shoppers; you'll find some of the world's renowned plastic surgeons in Marylebone, too.
That isn't to say that you can't find a good bargain now and then. You can often find both smaller stores and chains running seasonal sales and special events with discounted items. Here's a guide to high street shopping in Marylebone:
Take the tube to either the Baker Street or Bond Street stations and make your way to Marylebone Road. Marylebone High Street has a west side and an east side, and it intersects major streets and alleyways that will take you to even more shopping areas. Since the areas around Oxford Street and Baker Street can be fairly congested year round, your best bet is to take the tube or a bus to the area and walk the rest of the way.
Where to Shop
The west side of Marylebone High Street, near Morton Street, is home to specialty stores and boutique shops including Cologne & Cotton, which sells luxury bedroom and bathroom products; Fresh beauty store, which is stocked with high-end makeup, fragrances, hair care and body care products; Daunt Books; and Brora, which sells Scottish cashmere clothing for men, women and kids.
If you've worked up an appetite, you won't want to miss the chance to dine at Coco Momo, a café bar that serves breakfast all day.
The east side of Marylebone High Street is where you'll find the Sandro boutique, which stocks the latest fashions from Paris. Make a pit stop at Theory to shop for stylish and luxurious menswear and womenswear collections. Handbag addicts will need at least an hour to scope out the latest trends at Mascaro, a popular destination for trendy shoes, handbags and accessories.
Insider Shopping Tips
- Selfridges department store is within walking distance of Marleybone Road, right near the Bond Street tube station.
- Chiltern Street off Marleybone High Street tends to be a quieter shopping area. You'll find an array of women's boutique stores and specialty shops here.
- Don't miss the chance to shop the pedestrian-only area of St. Christopher's Place, home to boutique jewelry stores, art galleries and shoe retailers. The easiest way to get to St. Christopher's Place is by walking down the alleyway right next to the H&M store.
by Sabah Karimi