Which born-and-bred Londoners would have dreamed that Marylebone, an area once dusty and overlooked, could become such a chic and lively quarter, full of quirky, stylish shops, restaurants and cafés? And at its heart this cosmopolitan community has The Marylebone, a great place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in its sassy 108 Brasserie with red leather upholstery – also perfect for a catch-up drink at the bar with a friend. Sister to The Bloomsbury and The Kensington hotels, as well as the The Westbury in Dublin, The Marylebone’s refurb has added a new lobby cocktail bar, seasonal lounges, including an outdoor Summer Terrace, and sparkling new party and event spaces – The Marylebone Rooms and Number Six. Three spectacular rooftop Terrace Suites, each with retractable roof, television and fireplace, offer Mary Poppins-esque views over the chimney potsof Marylebone and Mayfair, all the way to The Shard and beyond. Add in the on-site Third Space gym and the indoor pool, and The Marylebone has it all.
Doubles from £306
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