The Marylebone, London

The Marylebone, London

contemporary grand dame takes up residency a short walking
distance from London‘s
throbbing artery of Oxford Street, amid the characterful roads
littered with boutiques and pubs that make up quintessential

A well-equipped city hotel, The Marylebone will leave you
wanting for nothing. Rooms cater equally to business and leisure
travellers, while patrons of the ground-floor brasserie and bar
spill out onto lively Marylebone Lane as Londoners come to kiss
goodbye to the working week. Bright, modern interiors create a
feeling of freshness from the expansive lobby up to the marble-clad
bathrooms, while the gym and spa are notable attractions. A
failsafe option at which you can be confident that you will be well
looked after in comfortably chic surrounds – just look at those
jewel-toned, velveteen armchairs – it’s no surprise that many
clientele are returning visitors.


Varying from “cosy” up to its whopping namesake suite (featuring
a retractable roof and outdoor television), the 257 rooms
(including 44 suites) at The Marylebone are a natural palette of
leather furnishings and soft woods, brightened by splashes of
colour (think Maldives turquoise or Malbec burgundy) and fresh
flowers to create a welcoming albeit spruced-up atmosphere. We
recommend booking a terrace suite for people-watching views of
London as you sip on something cold – delivered notably promptly by
charming a man in dickie bow – and swan about preparing for your
evening activities.

What’s for breakfast?

An à la carte offering serves everything from the standard
porridge, eggs and avo toast to banana bread and sweetcorn

How about lunch and dinner?

Studded red bar stools, intimate lighting and a striking curved
mirror at 108 Brasserie transport you straight to Paris
for your evening soirée. Everything is seasonal and locally sourced
as executive head chef Russell Ford centres his menu around the
hotel’s Josper grill, with a slant towards French cuisine. The
somewhat tricky dietary requirements of one our party were nothing
more than water off a duck’s back, with well-briefed, smiling staff
happy to advise.

Is there a bar?

Yes. The street-level location of the bar at 108 means it feels
like an independent offering and fills up with locals (or at least,
those who work nearby) who are no doubt attracted by a menu
dedicated to whisky. Alternatively, hunker down in The Cocktail
Bar, a sleek and snug affair thanks to midnight blues and hints of
golds, where you’ll find a mean old fashioned.


You’ll find all the usual suspects at this Doyle Collection
offering, but what really sets the hotel apart is access to Third
Space, a private members’ gym and spa. Take advantage of a range of
fitness classes, go or a dip in the 18m pool, or loosen up with a
massage. If you need to cleanse insides as well as out, head to The
Juicery where the baristas will mix you up a nourishing, detoxing
or “hormone-balancing” elixir.

Things I should know…

Be sure to look out for incredible artwork on display around the
hotel, much of it sourced from the nearby Rebecca Hossack

Within a short walk I can find…

Situated in Marylebone Village near to both Oxford Street and
Bond Street tube stations, London really is yours for the taking.
But we recommend spending some time exploring the high-end vintage
shops, charming cafés and antiquated pubs of this unique quarter of
the city.