Since the seventeenth century, Marylebone has been a fashionable area of London that people visit to wander the Georgian streets and absorb the chic atmosphere.
It’s hard to pronounce, but it’s well worth exploring. Here are some of the arts and attractions you need to check out during your stay.
- Monday – Saturday 09:00-19:30
- Sunday 11:00-18:00
- Bank Holidays 11:00-18:00
This beautiful Edwardian book store is home to row-upon-row of language reference, guide books, politics, history travelogue and related fiction organised by country.
Daunt Books will always appeal to tourists due to its exquisite three-level backroom complete with oak balconies, dark green walls, stained glass windows and conservatory ceiling.
As you browse the shop’s long oak galleries, you will notice that the books are arranged by country regardless of their genre. France, Britain, Italy and the United States are well represented.
New titles fill the front of the shop while deeper, darker galleries display second-hand travel treasures.
The dazzling mezzanine and hushed atmosphere provide an air of academia. Don’t forget to visit the cosy café to ponder your discovery over a comforting pot of tea.
- Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
The Wallace Collection can’t be missed. Tucked away behind Selfridges, it’s an elegant way to spend some time.
Bringing the whole family? The Wallace Collection has a permanent area where children can try on armour and participate in artist-led workshops.
The house, built in 1776, contains an exceptional plethora of eighteenth-century excellence. Dazzling French furniture, paintings and objects d’art are nestled amongst an array of medieval armour and weaponry.
The furniture, artwork, armour and weaponry belonged to the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace.
In 1871, Wallace became a Baronet for his services to the English community during the siege of Paris of the Franco-German war.
Sir Richard Wallace was a British Commissioner at the Paris Exhibition of 1878 and also a trustee at the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.
Additionally, he was a governor of the National Gallery in Ireland.
This exceptional collection has been open to the public since 1900. Room after room offers grand Louis XIV and XV furnishings and Sévres porcelain. The galleries are hung with paintings Velázquez, Titian, Fragonard, Gainsborough and Reynolds; Franz Hals’s Laughing Cavalier.
- Monday – Friday 09:30 – 17.30
- Sunday – 09:00 – 18:00
Queues stretch hundreds of metres down Marylebone Road throughout summer as hundreds of tourists flock to Madame Tussauds.
Rub shoulders with your favourite celebrities including The Royal Family, Beyonce, Billie Eilish and Kim Kardashian.
Don’t forget to experience the popular and gorgeously gory Chamber of Horrors and the Marvel 4D Experience which involves an exclusive movie where Marvel Super Heroes battle it out to save London.
- Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 20:30
- Days without an evening concert 10:00 – 17:00
Wigmore Hall has offered London a unique venue to experience exceptional performances from the world’s leading classical musicians for over a century.
Referred to as ‘Wiggy’ by the locals, this historic music venue offers a diverse range of music at an unrivalled level of excellence.
Wigmore Hall was built in 1901 as a display hall for Bechstein pianos. These days, the venue boasts perfect acoustics, art nouveau decor and it’s one of the world’s top chamber music venues, hosting around 400 events a year.
The Monday lunchtime recitals, which are broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and the Sunday morning coffee concerts, are exceptional value.
In no other music venue around London can you watch your favourite musicians and performers in such an up-close and personal setting. Plus, every visit is different because each season is packed with something for all ages and tastes.
Wigmore Hall Learning provides people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to participate in creative music classes.
- Monday-Friday 10:00 – 18:00
- Saturday 11:00 – 17:00
Lisson Gallery is a gallery that’s been at the forefront of contemporary art since 1967.
Today, the gallery supports 60 International artists across two exhibition spaces in London, two in New York as well as a gallery in Shanghai.
Lisson Gallery pioneered the early careers of groundbreaking Minimal and Conceptual artists such as Carl Andre, Darren Buren, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long and Robert Ryman.
Since 2000, the gallery has continued to represent more leading international artists such as Ai Weiwei, John Akomfrah, Susan Hiller and Sean Scully. This gallery is also responsible for boosting the profile of a younger generation of artists led by Cory Arcangel, Ryan Hander and Haroom Mirza.
All Souls Church Langham Place
- Monday – Friday 10:00 – 17:00
- Saturday – Closed
- Sunday 09:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 19:30
All Souls Church was erected in 1824 and was the creation of Prince Regent’s favourite designer, John Nash.
The painting on the East Wall, ‘Behold The Man’, by Richard Westwall was presented by George IV.
Located alongside the BBC’s Broadcasting House, the church often acts as a recording studio for Radio 4’s LW Daily Service.
The church is a popular attraction for tourists and home for the popular course, Christianity Explored.