Matches prides itself on offering different edits in each of its four London locations. The Marylebone branch has a dedicated menswear floor with an exclusive array of luxury brands, from Alexander McQueen to Moncler. Those looking for the latest in international design will also be pleased to know that Australian designer Angelo Katsapis has a line that is exclusive to the Marylebone store.
MATCHESFASHION.COM, 87 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QU, +44 (0)20 7487 5400
Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street is one of London’s most treasured independent bookstores. The striking Edwardian shop has an impressive selection of leading travel and literary books, all lovingly laid out over three floors. The store is an Aladdin’s cave of travel-themed treasures – it is easy to lose an afternoon perusing the books, admiring the huge glass roof and stained glass windows or enjoying the cosy café.
Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW, +44 (0)20 7224 2295
André Balazs’s Chiltern Firehouse has become one of the most talked-about restaurants in London and attracts a celebrity clientele. The New York-style brasserie is headed by chef Nuno Mendes, who ensures the food lives up to the hype with crab-stuffed doughnuts and chargrilled Ibérico pork on the menu. A-list diners flock to the restaurant nightly so expect a long waiting list.
Chiltern Firehouse, 1 Chiltern Street, London W1U 7PA, +44 (0)20 7073 7676
Luxury Spanish travel accessories and footwear brand La Portegna offers luxury, handcrafted designs for the discerning traveller at its London flagship store. The lower ground floor of the Marylebone address has been designed as an in-house atelier and has a dedicated area for personalisation and monogramming. Available on all of La Portegna’s leather and canvas goods, this is the perfect way to give an added touch of quality to the brand’s elegant designs.
La Portegna, 26 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4PJ, +44 (0)20 8001 7850
Featuring a maturing cellar, walk-in cheese room and award-winning cheese from artisan producers, La Fromagerie is one of the finest cheese shops in London and a must-visit for cheese fanatics. The shop also sells artisan breads, biscuits, jams, relishes and oils, perfect for stocking up before a dinner party or for the festive season. The on-site restaurant, No. 6, has a daily changing menu of seasonal dishes, as well as delicious French, British and Italian cheese boards – great for trying before you buy.
La Fromagerie, 2-6 Moxon Street, London W1U 4EW, +44 (0)20 7935 0341
Cire Trudon’s Marylebone boutique is the brand’s first permanent address outside France and a true gem. Founded in 1643, Cire Trudon is the oldest candle maker in the world and one of the most esteemed. The London atelier conveys a proud sense of heritage, with French décor, bell-jar-covered candles and the full range of scented candles, room sprays and gifts. Must-haves include the Trianon, a heady floral scent that is an homage to Marie Antoinette’s private garden.
Cire Trudon, 36 Chiltern Street, London W1U 7QJ, +44 (0)20 7486 7590
The Conran Shop
The Conran Shop is a key player on London’s design scene, offering clients a carefully curated edit of furniture, lighting and home accessories. The store showcases both iconic and up-and-coming designers from around the world. Shop everything from vases to sofas, as well as great gift ideas.
The Conran Shop, 55 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 5HS, +44 (0)20 7723 2223