When discussing the world renowned shopping streets of London, one can always expect Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and maybe even a slip of King’s Road and a dash around Sloane Square to pop up in the conversation… but never Marylebone – the thus OMOTG dubbed ‘hidden’ high street of London-town.
As a London lady, in particular I feel drawn to Marylebone High Street. Not for everyday stores, not for recognisable restaurants and chain coffee shops. No, on the contrary, Marylebone High Street (with its ‘no chain restaurant’ policy) is the place to go to shop unique boutiques, taste unusual experiences and sip coffee (or perhaps a cheeky glass of wine) in stylish bistros and pretty pubs.
With ‘hard to find just anywhere’ shops such as The Little White Company (as the name suggests, a child version of the label’s more widely known counterpart), beauty expert Neal’s Yard, home furnishings favourite Jasper Conran plus female favourites Cath Kidston and Bridgewater Pottery, Marylebone High Street is put simply – the perfect bonding-bound place for the girls. The fact that we declare this even before we mention the irresistible store of Rococo Chocolates, is surely evidence enough to support our ‘hidden high street’ claim.