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Marylebone High Street

A stylish shopping street in the heart of Marylebone village.

TravelCurious Tip

The Golden Eagle is a stone’s throw from the magnificent Wallace Collection. Probably best to do the Wallace Collection first!

Lying between Selfridges department store and Regent’s Park, Marylebone (pronounced mar-le-bone) is an affluent, elegant residential district. Its streets are lined by white terraced Georgian and Edwardian houses and make for excellent strolls, regardless of the season. Marylebone was mentioned in the Domesday book in 1086 and in some ways stills feels like a village today, despite being smack in the heart of London.


Marylebone High Street has been voted best high street in London the BBC Radio 4’s listeners, and they are a very discerning bunch. It’s not a place for hipsters, but rather one that combines high class London style with a homely village feel. It’s never packed with crowds and it still has some brilliant little independent shops.


Check out Daunt Books, which is a store that specialises in travel books. Its setting alone more than warrants a visit, with its creaking oak galleries and luminous skylights.


La Fromagerie is a local favourite. You will have to stomach three trials. First, the cheese room, one of the best in London. Second, the produce store, where you can find things from just about anywhere in Europe. And, lastly, the in-store café that serves hot drinks, deli snacks, cakes — you name it. You are advised to go hungry.


Just off the bottom of the high street keep your eyes peeled for a blaze of scarlet and gold — that will be the Golden Eagle pub. This is a traditional English pub, always loud with chatter and the clinks of glasses — and sometimes with the music of the resident pianist, Tony “Fingers” Pearson too.

Nearby Attractions

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Madame Tussauds
The wonderful waxwork museum full of famous faces.
Wallace Collection
Home to one of Europe's finest collections of art, furniture and armour. Housed in a palace.
Harley Street
A historical, world renowned destination for private medical care.
Regents Park
One of the Royal Parks of London, designed by John Nash.
Baker Street
An street famous for its connection to the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
Charles Dickens
One of Britain’s most famous writers, Dickens lived in several homes in London, including one in the centre of Fitzrovia.

Related Tours

Famous Residents of Hidden Marylebone
  • Visit the Wallace Collection -  explore the art and treasures of the Seymour family. 
  • Discover the magic of Marylebone High Street, explore its bookshops and boutiques.
  • Learn about famous past residents, public executions and the hidden Tyburn river.
  • Visit  world-famous Harley Street, before entering into beautiful Regent's Park
  • Pass along Baker Street, home of Sherlock Holmes
Marylebone possesses a charm and tranquillity that few other inner city neighbourhoods have. It preserves an uncrowded, village atmosphere despite its location in the heart of London. It was these qualities that attracted John Lennon, Madonna and Jimi Hendrix to purchase homes in the area, and it is also why the Royal Princes were schooled here as boys.

This tour elegantly uncovers Marylebone's complete history, famous attractions and hidden treasures. Explore the beautiful exhibition rooms at the Wallace Collection, home to one of Europe’s finest collections of artworks, furniture and armour. Learn about the history of Harley Street and how it rose to become the world's premier site for private medical care. Next enter idyllic Regents Park, relax besides the boating lakes and English flower gardens. This tour is your chance to discover the secrets and magic of one of London's idyllic, historic neighborhoods. 
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