Is this London’s best-kept secret?

WT Writer
Oct 3, 2019

Next time you’re planning to travel to London, consider this suite spot

The hustle and bustle of Oxford Street is barely a five-minute walk away, but it feels a whole world apart from the pretty streets of Marylebone and its wonderful mix of independent boutiques and speciality stores (beautiful bookshop Daunt; London’s finest cheesemonger, La Fromagerie; and Kabri, stockist of out-of-the-ordinary jewellery designs). 

It’s here, on one of the area’s side streets, that you’ll find The Marylebone, an in-the-know gem of a hotel that contains what we’re happy to hail as the city’s best Signature Suites – no mean feat considering the fierce competition at more storied hotels throughout London. Impeccably styled inside to look every bit like an upscale lived-in apartment, the homely feel spreads to the outside, where a striking terrace with views over Marylebone’s rooftops (bringing Mary Poppins to mind) acts as an extended living room. The Scandi-style sofas, TV and fireplace aside, the finest feature of these terraces is their retractable roofs and blinds, which allows for year-round, all-weather use.

The Marylebone Hotel in London
The Marylebone Hotel in London

While the Signature Suites (three in all, headed by The Marylebone Suite) are the headline act, the supporting cast at The Marylebone make for a property every bit as good as its much-heralded sister hotel, The Bloomsbury. It’s a cast comprised of the brilliant, beloved-by-locals 108 Brasserie, which has a buzzing, heated, Parisian-style terrace hotel on the cobbles of Marylebone Lane; the on-site Third Space, one of London’s premium members-only health clubs, to which hotel guests have complimentary access to its facilities (myriad classes included); a unisex spa, and all 18-metres of the city’s largest indoor pool – after all, the one thing The Marylebone can’t guarantee beyond a thoroughly enjoyable stay is a rain-free weekend.  

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