Enough with the guide de voyages, who wants to follow the
masses? Instead, set off with a bespoke travel itinerary from Tonic
Travel. They created this one just for us:
Escape the throngs and discover the quiet enclave of Marylebone Village
tucked away off bustling Oxford Street.
Just minutes from the High Street, The
Montagu Place Hotel is a charming 16-room townhouse whose rooms are
classified as Casual, Fancy and Swanky. Opt for Swanky and pretend this
is your London pied-a-terre. 2 Montagu Place, London, +44 207 467 2777,
rooms from $350. www.montagu-place.co.uk
Providores is a long-standing local favourite.For casual tapas grab
a seat on the lively main floor, but for a quieter meal of imaginative
fusion head upstairs for their New Zealand Wagyu beef and we cant resist
the toasted coconut panna cotta!109 Marylebone High St., London,+44 207
935 617, www.theprovidores.co.uk
We often find treasures at the Saturday Cabbages
& Frocks market in the St. Marylebone.Dont miss Daunt
Books, the most inspiring bookstore in townstop in to pick up a
great travel tome for your next adventure.
Wallace Collection is a gallery of 18th Century French art with
famous works by Rembrandt and Delacroix. This personal collection is
housed in the stunning townhouse used by Sir Wallace in the late 1800s.
Admission is free so head upstairs to the Oval Drawing Room to see
Fragonards The Swing. Manchester Square, London, +44 207 563 9500, www.wallacecollection.org
Pop into the Golden Eagle for a pint and a
Cornish pastie where the regulars will likely be singing old wartime
tunes by the piano. 59 Marylebone Ln, London, +44 207 935 3228.
Tailored itineraries from $50 (half day), 3-day/from $255.
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