The top places to eat, drink, shop and explore in Marylebone…
Street Voice: Souli
Drawing together the best of the style, quality and flavours encountered on her travels, Hella Zouiten started up gourmet café Souli.
I am Tunisian and I grew up in a world where there was no such thing as processed food. The taste would burst out of every single ingredient. And this is the experience we want to share with our customers; getting them back to eating real, whole, unprocessed food.
We are the only place in London to serve Sant’Eustachio coffee, which comes all the way from Rome. Each time I go to Rome, the first thing I do is run to Sant’Eustachio for their exceptional Espresso. I had to share that unique experience and taste with my fellow Londoners.
Mariage Frères has been part of my life; it accompanied me in my student years in Paris. It is a Parisian tea house established in 1854; their knowledge and experience creates one of the finest and most comforting teas I’ve ever tasted.
The ‘villagey’ and warm feel of Marylebone is unique, yet it has the London vibe. I’ve been living here for more than four years, and I absolutely love it. It is very central, yet not overly crowded – the perfect balance!
To escape the hustle of the city on a Sunday, I go for a walk or a workout in Regent’s Park – in my view, the best park in London. It is unbelievably beautiful and peaceful. My second stop would be Marylebone Farmers’ Market.
We are independent and our customers value that as much as they value how carefully we select our ingredients. Having a busy lifestyle shouldn’t mean compromising on great-tasting food.
17 George Street
The Wallace Collection presents 25 galleries of works, comprising what Vivienne Westwood deems ‘the greatest art school in this country’. Amassed by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace in the 18th and 19th centuries, the collection’s treasures include The Laughing Cavalier by Frans Hals and The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard.
Run by Chef Diego Jacquet, Zoilo showcases the best of Argentine food and wine in the UK. The ethos of the menu is based on sharing, and all the wines are Argentine and most come in 375ml carafes, whilst the dishes come from regions across the country, from Patagonia to Mendoza.
9 Duke Street
Revered as Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ when it was opened in 1865, the Langham is now part of a global luxury hotel group. Guests can enjoy Tiffin in the dazzling Palm Court, famed as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born, before strolling over to Roux at the Landau, a collaboration between father Albert and son Michel Jr, for a fine dining experience.
1c Portland Place
Founded in 1643, Cire Trudon is the oldest candle-maker in the world, and their London outlet is the first permanent boutique outside of France. The store offers taper candles, ‘Les Trudonnes’, which were previously exclusive to the Paris store, as well as gorgeous wax busts of French historical figures, from Napoléon to Marie Antoinette.
36 Chiltern Street
One of the world’s most influential florists, the late Jane Packer set up her flagship store in Marylebone to display the most elegant standard of horticulture. Alongside this is the world-renowned Flower School, which offers a number of courses ranging from a casual half day to a month-long career course, designed to prepare you for the world of professional floristry.
32-34 New Cavendish Street