[:en]London Neighborhoods Guide: Let’s Explore Marylebone![:nl]Wijken in Londen: Laten We Marylebone Ontdekken![:]

[:en]Walk with us through London Neighborhood Marylebone today!! We have set ourselves the goal to see as many different parts of the city while living in London. Life often makes you fall into routine, but through this series we hope to see and enjoy London just a bit more, while giving you our best tips for sights, shops, restaurants and unique experiences along the way. 

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

 

Let’s Explore Marylebone!

TIMEOUT LONDON: “Marylebone has been an incredibly fashionable area in London since at least the seventeenth century – as the catalogue of famous residents (past and present) attests. With Oxford Street as its southern border, Marylebone is of course a world-famous shopping destination, but a quick look around the side streets reveal specialist shops and boutiques that sell everything from Stradivarius violins to plastic buttons.”

 

We start our walk at Baker Street Station. Passing the crowds lining up for Madame Tussaud’s, we quickly dive into Luxborough Street and can feel us getting calmer right away. At our apartment, we live next a busy road with cars, buses and many police cars and ambulances and other noisy items flying past the window. So walking in a pretty quiet street like this felt very relaxing.

 

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 Can you spot the little bird on the balcony?

 

We reach the Paddington street gardens, a little patch of green where on this sunny day lots of people soak up the sun and hang around. On a small sign, we read that these gardens are from the 18th century and were originally built as an additional burial ground for the local church.

Along with another burial ground close to this site, there are over 80.000 graves here. But nothing of that really shows these days. Since 1885, the gardens became a recreation ground and most tombstones have been removed, except for the stunning mausoleum (by the Honorable Richard Fitzpatrick, built for his wife Susanna that died when she was 30) that you can see below.

What we liked best about the gardens were the arrange of plants you can find here. Apparently the ‘London Plane’ is the most common (can be found everywhere in London) as it thrived best in London’s polluted atmosphere back in the days (and still a bit, really).

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

 

Walking around Manchester Street and Blandford Street towards the High Street, there are some amazing buildings to check out which really make you feel step back in time just a little. They are nicely blend in with the modern shops and restaurants scattered around Marylebone.

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Chiltern Street

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Blandford Street

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Thayer Street

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Manchester Street

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

What a good British Pub should look like

 

We reach the main street, which is packed with amazing shops and boutique restaurants. Not your average stops though, you can see this is a neighbourhood where people are quite well off. A selection of our favourite pit-stops:

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Marylebone High Street

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Anthropology: Chain selling boho-chic womenswear, shoes, accessories & home decor. Fun Fact: We didn’t actually go into this shop, haha, but I’ve heard many people love it :)

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Skandium: “Light-filled showroom for upmarket and high-concept Scandinavian-designed furniture and homewares” Fun Fact: They sell my favourite design brand iittala, of which I visited the factory back in Helsinki, Finland.

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Daunt Books: Travel specialist/general bookstore with original features including oak galleries and skylights. Fun Fact: Definitely don’t miss it!

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

La Fromagerie: “Small wooden benches in front of the famous cheese room for sandwiches and deli snacks”. Fun Fact: Besides cheese, you can buy homeware and many other fresh foods (and cake. don’t miss the cake)

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

The Conran Shop: “3 floors of chic contemporary furnishings including design classics and one-off vintage pieces”. Fun Fact: Nick works for this company’s architectural firm!

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

FishWorks on Marylebone High Street

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Movie Poster shop on Thayer Street

 

If you keep walking down the High Street, you’ll notice it turns into Thayer Street at one point. This is another lovely street filled with restaurants and ending into James Street, where you’ll find a nice square to spend some time before it’s back into the real world and the chaos of shopping tourists at Oxford Street.

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

We couldn’t believe the weather and scooped up an ice-cream from a stand alongside the road. So good!

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Barrett Street

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

And we’re back at Oxford Street’s Madness!

 

 

Marylebone London: a quiet little escape from busy inner city London with plenty of spots for design and food lovers.

 

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Marylebone Station: We started at Baker Street Station, walking South to Bond Street / Oxford Street Station.

Marylebone Restaurants: We had a lovely lunch at La Fromagerie (2-6 Moxon Street, London W1U 4EW)

Marylebone High Street Shopping:

 

Liked London Marylebone? Here are all The Travel Tester hotspots in London for you to discover:

 

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 [:nl]Loop vandaag samen met ons door de Londense Wijk Marylebone!! We hebben onszelf tot doel gesteld zoveel mogelijk verschillende delen van de stad te zien nu we in Londen wonen. Je valt in het leven al snel in routines, maar door deze serie hopen we iets meer van Londen te zien en te genieten, terwijl we jullie gelijk onze beste tips geven over plekken die je niet moet missen, leuke winkels, restaurants en unieke ervaringen onderweg. 

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

 

Let’s Explore Marylebone!

TIMEOUT LONDON: “Marylebone has been an incredibly fashionable area in London since at least the seventeenth century – as the catalogue of famous residents (past and present) attests. With Oxford Street as its southern border, Marylebone is of course a world-famous shopping destination, but a quick look around the side streets reveal specialist shops and boutiques that sell everything from Stradivarius violins to plastic buttons.”

 

We beginnen onze wandeling bij het Baker Street Station. Er zijn enorm veel mensen die in de rij staan voor Madame Tussaud’s, maar wij duiken snel Luxborough Street in en voelen ons gelijk een stuk rustiger worden. Ons appartement ligt aan een drukke weg met veel auto’s, bussen en schreeuwende politieauto’s en ambulances die langs het raam scheuren, dus even door een kalm straatje te wandelen doet ons gelijk goed.

 

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 Kun je het vogeltje op het balkon spotten?

 

We komen uit bij de Paddington street gardens, een klein stukje groen waar op deze zonnige dag veel mensen lekker van het weer genieten en een beetje rondhangen. Op een klein bordje lezen we dat deze tuinen uit de 18e eeuw komen en oorspronkelijk gebouwd zijn als uitbreiding op de begraafplaats van de plaatselijke kerk.

Samen met een andere begraafplaats die hier vlakbij ligt, zijn er meer dan 80.000 graven hier te vinden. Maar daar zie je niets meer van terug. Sinds 1885 is de tuin namelijk recreatiegebied geworden en zijn de meeste stenen verwijderd, behalve het prachtige mausoleum (van de “Honorable” Richard Fitzpatrick, gebouwd voor zijn vrouw Susanna die overleed toen ze 30 was) die je hier beneden kunt zien.

Wat we leuk vonden aan deze tuinen was de hoeveelheid planten die je er kunt vinden. Blijkbaar is de ‘London Plane’ de meest voorkomende (kun je overal in Londen vinden) omdat hij het beste in de vervuilde lucht die Londen vroeger had (nou je, eigenlijk stiekem nog steeds best wel) had.

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

 

We lopen via Manchester Street en Blandford Street naar de High Street en zien onderweg een aantal prachtige gebouwen die je even terug in de tijd voelen stappen. Ze passen mooi tussen de moderne winkels en restaurants die je bezaaid door Marylebone vindt.

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Chiltern Street

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Blandford Street

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Thayer Street

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Manchester Street

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Precies hoe je een échte Engelse pub zou verwachten

 

We bereiken de hoofdstraat, die vol zit met heerlijke winkels en kleine restaurantjes. Niet echt de blokker natuurlijk, want in deze buurt wonen wel de mensen die wat beter af zijn. Een kleine selectie van onze favoriete pit-stops:

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Marylebone High Street

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Anthropology: Een keten die boho-chic vrouwenkleding, schoenen, accessoires & woonspullen verkoopt. Leuk feitje: we gingen eigenlijk niet eens naar binnen hier, maar ik heb van meerdere mensen gehoord dat ze het erg leuk vinden :)

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Skandium: “Lichte showroom voor upmarket en high-concept Scandinavisch-ontworpen meubels en interieur spullen” Leuk Feitje: Ze verkopen er mijn favoriete merk iittala, waarvan ik de fabriek bezocht in Helsinki, Finland.

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Daunt Books: Reisspecialist/boekwinkel met originele elementen zoals een eiken galerij en daklichten. Leuk Feitje: Deze winkel wil je echt niet missen!

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

La Fromagerie: “Kleine houten bankjes voor de beroemde kaaskamer met broodjes en zuivel snacks”. Leuk Feitje: naast kaas kun je hier ook keukenspullen kopen en veel andere verse producten (en cake. vergeet de cake zeker niet)

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

The Conran Shop: “3 verdiepingen met chique hedendaagse woonmeubels inclusief design klassiekers en unieke vintage stukken”. Leuk Feitje: Nick werkt voor dit bedrijf op de architectuur afdeling!

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

FishWorks op Marylebone High Street

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Movie Poster winkel op Thayer Street

 

Als je de High Street blijft aflopen, zal je merken dat het doorloopt in Thayer Street op een gegeven moment.  Dit is weer een leuk straatje vol met restaurants en eindigt in James Street, waar je een pleintje vindt om nog even te ontspannen voor het tijd is weer terug in de echte wereld en de chaos van shoppende toeristen op Oxford Street te stappen.

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

We konden het weer bijna niet geloven en kochten dan ook gelijk een ijsje langs de kant van de weg. Lekkur!

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

Barrett Street

 

London Neighborhoods Guide: Let's Explore Marylebone! | The Travel Tester

En toen waren we weer terug in het gekkenhuis dat Oxford Street heet!

 

 

Marylebone Londen: een rustige ontsnapping aan de drukke binnenstad van Londen met genoeg plekken voor design en food lovers.

 

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Marylebone Station: We begonnen bij Baker Street Station, liepen naar het zuiden naar Bond Street / Oxford Street Station.

Marylebone Restaurants: We hadden een heerlijke lunch bij La Fromagerie (2-6 Moxon Street, London W1U 4EW)

Marylebone High Street Shopping:

 

Vond je Londen Marylebone leuk? Hier zijn alle hotspots in Londen om te ontdekken, uitgekozen door The Travel Tester:

 

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Wil je meer lezen over Buurten in Londen? Welke wijk moeten we hierna voor je verkennen? Laat het ons weten!

 

 

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