London Streets series part 1 – A stroll down Marylebone High Street

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So we popped down Marylebone High Street after a long walk around nearby Regent’s Park. It’s great coming to Marylebone High Street with the buggy. Not over-crowded like Oxford Street and there are more than enough shops and eateries to explore. Definitely a favourite street in the run up to Christmas. The perfect street for gift searching with more of a chilled village feel. Always recommend starting at the Euston Road end if you can. Here are some of my favourite stop-offs…

First stop – The Conran Shop, 55 Marylebone High Street W1U 5HS

The British design guru always has the best window displays as the windows look right into the shop. Looking in with a smile, I love all of the glimmering fushcia pink ceiling hangings and robot themed windows. Also bold colours for baby Munch to gaze at (she likes a bit of sparkle too). A cloudy day has been brightened up already.

This shop is like a mini design museum. A must-visit if you love quaint and modern Christmas decorations. Of course, they also have the best range of crackers for the design-conscious.

 The children’s corner is lots of fun, including kiddy-friendly gadgets and pretty bedroom interiors. Don’t forget to check out the latest children’s books and grown up books (for our coffee tables and general picture browsing!). There’s also the light and airy cafe at the back of store if you need a break.

Time for food – Natural Kitchen, 77/78 Marylebone High street, W1U 5JX

This multi-storey organic deli-cafe-butchers is also on Baker Street and at Waterloo. Proud to be a locally run business it’s often jam-packed but there’s still a family friendly feel and more space at the back for buggies and high chairs.

Anyone who knows me well knows how I love a good buffet. So the eat all you can fit on a plate was perfect! It’s a bonus as it’s all pretty healthy stuff. Two towering piled up high plates of perfect lunch food such as grilled chicken or a veggie quiche with about five different salads cost us about £18 for two people. The beetroot, kale and puy lentil salad was the perfect autumnal treat. The other salads are also well thought out and gave us great ideas for recipes. It’s a little cheaper if you go for takeaway. An organic store wouldn’t be complete without a smoothie bar. There’s a great cake range and even a frozen yoghurt bar if you fancy some healthier afters.

Cologne and Cotton, 88 Marylebone High Street, W1X 4QX

Next stop this cute interiors and linen store. They have the best baby cellular blankets here as they also do them in bright colours. Our favourite is the coral one.

Other stores to browse whilst you’re down there…

To name a few more stop offs, there is Cath Kidston, Skandium (for all things of Swedish design), Oxfam and Daunt Books (for more book flicking). If you’re into your fancy toiletries and special pampering check out Diptique, Aesop, Le Labo (personalised perfume made whilst you wait!) and good old Neal’s Yard.

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