Suggested itinerary for Marylebone
- Wallace Collection
- Madam Tussaud’s
- Royal Academy of Music
- Wigmore Hall
- Marylebone High Street
- Marylebone Farmer’s Market
- St. Christopher Place
- Oxford Street
Parks and Playgrounds
- Regent’s Park
- Paddington Playground
- Seymore Leisure Centre
One great luxury of coming to Marylebone for the day, is if you come with another adult, you can easily get some adult time to wander off and enjoy the neighbourhood. Just off Marylebone High Street and Paddington Street, is the Paddington Street Gardens Playground. This is a great place for children big and small to enjoy a morning while the adults take turns shopping in the amazing clothing, food and chocolate boutiques, enjoy the Wallace Collection, or even enjoy part of a free mid-day concert at The Royal Academy of Music (check online listings http://www.ram.ac.uk/Pages/default.asp).
Regent’s Park is near-by and a great place to spend the day or buy a picnic from Marylebone High Street to enjoy there. The park boasts four playgrounds, paddling boats, fantastic manicured gardens and fountains.
A bit of a walk, but the Seymore Leisure Centre has an indoor play gym. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, it’s a great back up to the playground.
About once a quarter there are children’s concerts, Chamber Tots, at the Wigmore Hall. The children watch a short performance in the hall and then go downstairs to a workshop where they learn a song and play instruments. It is an absolute delight. Contact Wigmore Hall for the details as you need to speak with someone to book a concert. http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/visit-us
Just beyond Wigmore Hall is St. Christopher Place. This charming, well-hidden pedestrianised street is a real treat for families with small children. Our favourite toy store, Petit Chou has the most amazing range of wooden toys and the owner, Iveta, is the most amazing “toy consultant”. If you go in and describe the kind of child you are shopping for, she can find the perfect gift for them. At the bottom of the street is a mini piazza with terrace dining, perfect option if you are eating with wiggly small children.
St. Christopher Place empties onto Oxford Street. I am not a fan of Oxford Street as it is so busy its difficult to get a pushchair down, the shops are packed … but loads of people love shopping on it.
I have not been to Madam Tussaud’s yet as I have been put off by the cost, unfortunately, I do not have any information to share.Tweet