Carrying on with our series exploring BE Offices business centre neighbourhoods, we’re taking a look at the Marylebone area.
The Marylebone neighbourhood has a rich and vivid history, both real and fictional. If you’re looking for a great place to work in central London, look no further than our flexible workspace one street over from the famed Baker Street.
With flexible monthly memberships and private offices available, there is a workspace to suit all needs. Equipped with a Sonos sound system for entertainment and shower rooms for convenience, this workspace is perfectly located for transport links.
Soak up some history
Marylebone has a history stretching back to medieval times, named after a church dedicated to St Mary built on the bank of a small stream or ‘bourne’.
As well as being well-connected for business it’s also a great spot to include a bit of culture into your working day.
For an inquisitive lunch break, why not check out The Sherlock Holmes Museum on neighbouring Baker Street and get inspired by the famous detective. You could also hit Madame Tussaud’s world-renowned waxworks — a local fixture since 1835 — or go for a stroll around the lush Regent’s Park just around the corner.
Beautiful coffee breaks
For a global coffee break, try The Monocle Café on Chiltern Street, where international cuisine is transformed into delicious sandwiches. Artisanal coffee and gourmet sandwiches can be found at Workshop Coffee, while a cosy alternative can be discovered at The Borough Barista on Seymour Street.
No matter the cuisine, there’s a restaurant for every taste. Classic French food is given a modern spin at Orrery on the high street. High-end eatery The Ivy Café serves a modern European menu all day, while Michelin-starred Trishna offers Indian dishes paired with carefully curated wines.
Quirky little cocktail hideaways can be found all across the Marylebone neighbourhood. Whether you like the vaulted cellar of Purl, the slick Nirvana bar or the Mirror Bar at The Landmark London for an elegant after-work drink, there’s something for everyone.
Alternatively for a more relaxed beverage to say farewell to the working week, you can wander to a typical British pub-turned modern location, such as The Marylebone on Marylebone High Street.
The Victorian-era Lord Wargrave pub on Brendon Street has a fantastic whiskey list, and the spacious pub The Larrick is a flower-filled gastro-pub that’s a great place to while away the post-work hours.
For a scholarly visit or to find an inspiring read, visit Daunt Books, a beautiful bookshop tucked away on the high street. If you’re after a celebrity-spotting haunt to start your weekend, there’s the Chiltern Firehouse, a bar and restaurant that’s attracted A-listers from all over the world.
Aside from the obvious Sherlock Holmes tours past the renowned 221b Baker Street, there’s also the Wallace Collection. Housed in a stunning building from 1776, this extensive selection of medieval armour and Old Master paintings also has a great restaurant under a beautiful glass ceiling — the perfect place to unwind after a busy week!
Marylebone is one of the London’s most well-connected neighbourhoods to expand your business, with quick links to the wider capital and airports. To see more about how this location could work for your business, have a look at BE Offices’ Marylebone options for quality, modern workspaces.
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