5 things to do in Marylebone in June
At Globe Apartments, we want you to have a fantastic time during your stay in London. But London is a big city (in fact, it’s the largest metropolitan area in the EU!) and working out what you want to do isn’t always easy. So if you’re visiting London in June or even if you’re a Marylebone local, check out our top 5 suggestions for this month!
1. The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, W1
The Wallace Collection, handily located on Manchester Square, is one of the world’s finest and most famous collections of fine and decorative arts. Established in 1897, the entire collection was left to the nation by the widow of Sir Richard Wallace (hence the name), on the condition that no object ever leave the collection, not even to be loaned to another museum. So you really won’t see anything like this anywhere else!
2. Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street, W1
Specialising in travel and literary works, Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street is housed in a former Edwardian bookshop, custom built with long oak galleries and refined ceiling windows. As well as a fantastic selection of travel books, Daunt regularly have talks by world famous authors and celebrities. Their clientele are also often notable, so you never know who you might bump into!
3. Regent’s Park
The Regent's Park, designed by renowned architect John Nash and opened to the public in 1835, covers a whopping 395 acres and includes the enchanting Queen Mary's Gardens which features more than 30,000 roses, as well as the beautiful William Andrews Nestfield's Avenue Gardens. With excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres it includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London, so there really is something for everyone.
4. The Barley Mow, Dorset Street, W1
The Barley Mow pub is perhaps one of the most historic pubs you’ll find in London. Located in a Grade II listed building dating from approximately 1791, it still retains period fittings and has a distinct olde world charm. With reasonable prices, good lunchtime food and plenty of atmosphere, this quaint and charming pub is well worth exploring.
Check out: the pub still retains its original “drinking boxes”, previously used when traders wanted to step away from prying eyes to seal a deal in centuries gone by. Find them to the left of the bar.
5. Cabbages and Frocks Market, St. Marylebone Parish Church grounds, Marylebone High Street, W1
Cabbages and Frocks Market is the place to go if you want to explore the best of British and Continental cuisine, vintage and designer clothing, and handmade, bespoke jewellery, furniture and home furnishings. Since its establishement a few years ago, its popularity has risen through a combination of word-of-mouth recommendations and some very nice articles in national newspapers. Well worth a visit.