A little bit of history
Marylebone was used by King Henry VIII during the 16th Century as a royal hunting park.
Need to know
One of our most famous residents is detective Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street.
There are many quirky, characterful, specialist shops in Marylebone and Mayfair, including John & Arthur Beare's music shop, loved by the world's top musicians for its high-end violins and antique instruments. You'll find celebrity florist Jane Packer on New Cavendish Street. While Button Queen on Marylebone Lane specializes in, well, buttons. Cadenhead's Whisky Shop and Tasting Room is a internationally-renowned independent whisky bottler, that offers regular tasting events as well as whiskies from around the world. And for travelers with a literary bent, we love the elegant Daunt Books experts in travel writing.
The famous Burlington Arcade in Mayfair houses many more specialist shops whilst designer stores such as Louis Vitton and Mulberry are close by in Piccadilly. And, of course, Oxford Street is also nearby too.
AS WELL AS WORLD-CLASS MUSEUMS, ART GALLERIES AND THEATRES RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP, WE'RE ALSO A MERE STONE'S THROW FROM HYDE PARK AND ST JAMES'S PARK.