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The Natural Kitchen

Selling local, regional and seasonal organic produce, this is the perfect spot to put together a picnic for nearby Regents Park. There’s an organic butchery, bakery, deli and mini cheese outlet from Paxton & Whitfield, as well as an eclectic wine cellar.

77/78 Marylebone High St W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 8133
www.thenaturalkitchen.com

Marylebone, the area between Edgware Road and Oxford Street, gets its name from the church of St Mary’s (now St Marylebone Church, www.stmarylebone.org.uk) which stood on the banks of a small river or bourne called Tyburn.

Tube: Baker Street/Regent’s Park

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Ginger Pig

Tim and Anne Wilson (who started by selling sausages at Borough Market) run this organic shop selling the best pork and bacon in London. Everything is from their own farm in Yorkshire where they raise the rare (ginger) Tamworth pigs.

8-10 Moxon Street W1
Tel: 020 7935 7788
www.thegingerpig.co.uk

Divertimenti

Everything for the kitchen for the food lover and cook, whether amateur or serious. They even do knife-sharpening and copper pan retinning (and an excellent range of copper pans of their own), as well as wine and cookery courses.

33/34 Marylebone High St W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 0689
www.divertimenti.co.uk

Daunt Bookshop

An original Edwardian bookshop whose long oak galleries are laden with books on a travel theme. They are arranged geographically, so you can buy a guide, map or a novel about any destination. Bottle the atmosphere here, and you’d make a fortune.

83 Marylebone High Street W1

Tel: +44 (0)20 7224 2295
www.dauntbooks.co.uk

Cath Kidston

Beautiful fabrics, clothing and homeware in a range of print with a cute nostalgic theme and a cult following. Starting from a junk shop in Notting Hill, Kidston now has ten shops worldwide, from New York to, just opened, Tokyo - surely its spiritual home?

51 Marylebone High Street W1
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7935 6555
www.cathkidston.co.uk

Skandium

The best of clean Scandinavian design, from furniture and ceramics, to fabric and toys. If Carl Hansen, Fjordfiesta and PP Mober mean anything to you, this is the place to go. They do home delivery and take away the packaging.

86 Marylebone High Street W1
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7935 2077
www.skandium.com

La Fromagerie

This award-winning shop offers 200 varieties of cheese – mainly French and Italian – as well as wines, Poilane bread and other fine treats which you can consume at the well-worn communal oak tables if you can’t wait to get home to eat it..

2-4 Moxon Street W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 0341
www.lafromagerie.co.uk

Rococo

With sugar-free sweets, organic chocolate bars, in fact chocolates of type and description, this is a treasure trove for the sweet-toothed. They don’t just do boxes of choccies, either; you can get a hamper or a custom-made treasure.

45 Marylebone High Street W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 7780
www.rococochocolates.com

Royal Academy Of Music

Founded in 1822. ex-students include Simon Rattle, Maxim Vengerov, Michael Nyman and Elton John. Visit its free museum to see such priceless instruments as Stradivari's 1696 'Archinto' viola and perhaps hear a concert by students.

Marylebone Road NW1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7873 7373
www.ram.ac.uk

St Marylebone Church

Four churches have served the parish, with this latest dating to 1817, heavily modified in 1885. Charles Wesley was buried here and poet Lord Byron baptised, while both Admiral Lord Nelson and Charles Dickens were parishioners.

Marylebone Road NW1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7935 7315
www.stmarylebone.org.uk

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