Neighbourhood guide: Marylebone

Marylebone in night

Set in West London, Marylebone is a fashionable London area famous for is quaint neighbourhood aesthetic, its proximity to Oxford Street and the many fantastic things to do.

A number of can’t-miss attractions in the neighbourhood are within walking distance of our hotels near London Paddington. Read on for our guide to ensure that you make the most out of your visit and explore all of the unique attractions that Marylebone is famous for.

Daunt Books

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the large tourist attractions can be a little too much at the end of a busy day. Luckily, Marylebone has a number of quieter places to spend a little time soaking up the neighbourhood atmosphere, if you crave a few moments of tranquillity.

Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street is a charming book store that features stunning Edwardian architecture, around a 20 minute stroll from our hotel rooms in London. Here, you can get lost in the wonder of a three story maze, packed full of shelves heaving with every type of book you can think of.

Travel guides, maps, history books, general fiction- Daunt Books has a little bit of something for everyone, and it’s perfect if you just want to sit and unwind with a cup of coffee for a while.

Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes

Less than a 30 minute walk from hotels near London Paddington is the Sherlock Holmes Museum, located of course at 221B Baker Street.

Within these walls you won’t find a hint of the crime or deviance that Holmes thrived on. Instead, you will be greeted by a man in traditional Victorian garb, who will take you on a tour through the rooms of Dr Watson, Mrs Hudson and Holmes himself.

You’ll take in sights of weaponry and even see waxworks depicting scenes from the famous stories. It’s elementary, my dear!

Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds

If your number one goal in your life is to meet someone famous, the best we can offer you is a visit to Madame Tussauds waxworks.

Featuring waxworks of the many famous personalities that grace our screens from Benedict Cumberbatch to Kim Kardashian and Madonna to name but a few, it’s easy to spend a good few hours here taking a selfie with some of the most realistic wax works you’ll ever see.

Regent’s Park

Regents Park

Located just across the street from Madame Tussauds and Baker Street is Regent’s Park, a Royal Park which boasts 395 acres of stunning wildlife and greenery, along with plenty of activities for visitors of all ages.

One of 10 Royal Parks, Regents Park boasts four playgrounds for children, sports facilities, over 100 species of birds and other wildlife. There are over 12,000 roses in the gardens as well as a boating lake and wetland area.

From here, you can take a stroll up Primrose Hill and enjoy a breathtaking view of the London skyline and the Marylebone neighbourhood.



From our hotel rooms in London you can be in shopping heaven in Marylebone in just five minutes when you jump on the Tube. Expect an expansive shopping experience, ranging from clothes and souvenirs to ornate jewellery and antiques.


Why is Marylebone called Marylebone?

The name Marylebone comes form the church called St. Marys. The church was built by the bank of a small stream called “bourne”

What is Marylebone famous for?

Marylebone reminds you of the historic London. The mighty Georgian architecture, streets, mew houses and few Victorians mansions. Have little time to go around Baker Street, visit concerts at Wigmore Hall and Wallace Collection.

When was Marylebone built?

Marylebone was built in the year 1899 about 120 years ago.

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