In recent years, Chiltern Street has grown into one of the most attractive destinations to visit in West London. Having won accolades across top publications, including being voted “London’s Coolest Street”, it’s a must-visit spot when you’re exploring London.
Read on to find out more about this fascinating modern hub in the city, and what you can discover there.
How to get to Chiltern Street
Chiltern Street is located in Marylebone, and the stunning road is filled with both plenty of classic architecture, and a great variety of shops and restaurants to explore.
If you’re staying in accommodation Hyde Park London, you can get to Chiltern Street easily via the Tube, by catching the train to the nearest station. Baker Street Station is a short walk away, with regular trains running from Paddington Station, close to your 4 Star Accommodation in London.
It’s also possible to walk there, and will take about half an hour, giving you a great chance to explore West London on foot and take in some of the many sights along the way.
Places to eat and drink in Chiltern Street
While there are some fantastic restaurants in Hyde Park, there’s plenty in store for you in Chiltern Street if you find yourself getting peckish there. One of the most famous spots on the street is the Chiltern Firehouse, a popular haunt with plenty of top celebrities in London and from around the world. You’ve mostly likely seen the luxury restaurant featured in celebrity magazines, with the likes of David Beckham and Cara Delavigne regularly spotted there. As well as lots of famous faces, the stylish restaurant and bar does serve up some excellent food too.
As well as a celebrity hotspot, the street also is home to a number of other great bars and food spots. Check out the Bok Bar, which offers a delicious range of South African inspired food and drink, while for those who love good whiskey, a pit stop at Cadenhead’s is a must. This incredible store is a traditional whiskey shop with an exceptional variety of spirits, making it a great place to go to when you’re looking for a special gift. The store also hosts events and tastings, which are well worth checking out.
Enjoy a relaxing brunch
If you’re looking for a lovely place to relax on a weekend morning in easy distance of your accommodation Hyde Park London, then Chiltern Street can be the ideal destination to go to in the city, with plenty of charming cafés and brunch spots lining the picturesque street.
The sophisticated little Monocle Café serves up excellent coffee and a menu of Japanese and Swedish-inspired breakfasts to tempt you. Sample their delicious avocado and gravadlax open sandwich, or for something light and refreshing, try a traditional Japanese breakfast instead. There are also plenty of sweet treats and great drinks on the menu, including spiced hot apple juice and fresh juices.
You’ll also find a number of other cute bakeries and cafés, all serving up tempting little pastries and cakes, that look too good to eat. And with the elegant surroundings of the street, it’s worth taking it slow and enjoying a seat by the window, while you watch the world go by.
Discover some classic art
Chiltern Street is also home to some fantastic culture, providing another great reason to make your way there from your 4 Star Accommodation in London. The Wallace Collection is a stunning national museum, which contains a wealth of artwork dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, originally collected by the Wallace family over the generations. The museum contains some beautiful treasures, including stunning jewelled items from the seventeenth century, sculptures and a variety of paintings. With artwork collected from all over the world, it is a fascinating and stunning collection to explore.
For a more contemporary taste of culture, head to the Atlas Gallery, which showcases some exceptional photography, including captivating images from the legendary photographer, Nan Goldin, as well as a wide selection of other modern artists from around the world.
Enjoy some retail therapy
Over the past few years as part of its revamp, Chiltern Street has welcomed a diverse range of stylish boutiques to the area, making it a wonderful place to shop. Avoid the hustle and bustle of London’s busier retail areas, and instead enjoy a more relaxing browse as you take a look at what’s on offer in the various stores.
You’ll find a great range of items for all the family. Discover classic menswear and timeless tailoring, from leading brands such as Trunk and Sunspel, or pick up a delightful gift for the home in Cire Trudon. The Parisian-based candle maker is renowned for making luxurious fragrances since the seventeenth century, and their distinctive golden glass would look beautiful on any fireplace. With a selection of gift sets and larger fragrance collections, it’s a great place to go when you’re looking for an impressive present for someone you love.
There is plenty of womens’ wear and accessories brands to take your pick from too. The stylish label, Pauline Burrows has a welcoming boutique on the street, featuring a luxurious range of understated pieces that exude elegance and simplicity, to take you from day to night. It’s also worth visiting Cox and Powers, the modern jewellery brand that has a fantastic collection of contemporary fine jewellery. Luxurious pieces crafted in platinum, silver and gold are on display, and have a timeless style that show off personality and flair.
Chiltern Street is also a top destination for would-be brides, with a number of bridal boutiques showing off a beautiful range of dresses and other items for the big day. It’s worth paying a visit to Bridal Rogue Gallery if you’d like to see a great selection of exciting contemporary designers, and discover dresses in a range of styles. With plenty of luxurious picks, you’re certain to find the dress of your dreams in store.