Coming to London and staying at hotels in Paddington London, seeing the sites of the city and experiencing the rich culture for yourself surely means that you’ll want to pick up a few pieces of memorabilia from your trip. With so much to choose from all over the city, one of the best areas in which to shop is West London’s Marylebone, an area known for its beautiful range of high end and boutique shopping experiences. If you’re looking for a great way to spend the afternoon and are also looking for that perfect gift, shopping in Marylebone couldn’t be more up your street. Below are some of our favourite shops in the area, as well as some hints and tips for shopping in London.
One of the oldest books hops in the city, Daunt Books has its flagship store in Marylebone and has a wide selection of travel books, both instructive and as literature. In the beautiful, traditionally furnished bookstore you’ll find a great range of books and as of 2010, a publishing label. The store itself was started in 1910 by James Daunt and brings with it an atmosphere which is both unique and truly British. The bookshop itself was built upon an Edwardian era bookshop which is rich with oak shelving and even has its own William Morris prints.
Looking for that perfect gift for the kids back home? The Disney Store in Marylebone is a great place to visit to find beautiful gifts from your favourite Disney characters! Whether it’s for your loved one, child or for your own enjoyment (don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone!) the Disney Store is a shop which is sure to put a smile on your face.
One of the best and most famous department stores in the country, Selfridge’s is a gem on the Marylebone scene, selling everything from cosmetics, homeware and clothing. The department store was opened in the early 20th century and is so famous that there is even a TV show Mr Selfridge about the life of the legendary founder Harry Gordon Selfridge. A trip to Oxford Street’s Selfridge’s is a trip to the very heart of London’s culture.
Fresh from the historic distillery in the Scottish Highlands, Cadenhead’s Whiskey is one of the most celebrated whiskey makers int eh country. With their shop in Marylebone, Cadenhead’s have become one of the most popular drink shops in the world. That’s before we even mention their tasting room, with lessons in Whiskey tasting and private events catering to the whiskey lovers among us, this is a great way to explore the whiskey culture of the UK in the heart of Marylebone.
Portobello Market is one of the most famous markets int eh UK. Taking place every weekend, this mile stretch of road becomes one of the most vibrant markets in West London, bringing a range of antique furniture, vintage clothes and other trinkets to the streets of Notting Hill.