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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

10 December 2018

There’s nothing like the smell of a beautiful, glossy ‘real’ tree at Christmas time. But like the extra pounds we gained over Christmas, come the New Year, we can’t wait to get rid of them… but just like those extra pounds, it’s not so easy! We can’t help you with your waistline, but we can […]

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Our Two-Day Christmas Market Bonanza!

3 December 2018

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, 5 and 6 December, with our street food partner Urban Food Fest, we’ll be bringing you our favourite street food vendors, and a smattering of exciting newbies, to offer you two days of sumptuous lunches. Come and join us under the atrium at 55 Baker Street from 11.00 […]

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We’re recruiting!

20 November 2018

We are looking for a highly organised, exceptional individual, with strong experience in both finance and administration, who wants to make a difference to support our small, busy, friendly team. Immediate start, short term cover with potential for ongoing part-time role. View the full job description here. Application by cover letter and CV to Jenny […]

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Christmas Appeal

16 November 2018

Christmas really is the time for giving, so we’ve rounded up some fantastic opportunities for you to get involved and support some local charities in need of a little extra help over the festive period. Here’s a summary of how you can show your support, get in touch to get involved. Gifts for the Elderly The […]

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Baker Street Q Team Truly Honoured!

6 November 2018

We are delighted to have been one of six Westminster-based firms to be recognised for our commitment to the local community with a Westminster Lions Award. Our award was presented by Lord Mayor of Westminster, Lindsey Hall, and Deputy Leader, Cllr David Harvey who said: “By acting as a catalyst for collaboration in Westminster, Baker […]

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It’s All About Street Food!

We know how much you love our monthly Food Markets – it’s a great opportunity to get out of the office and treat yourself to a fantastic lunch from some of the best street food vendors in town. Plus, of course, we bring them right to your doorstep! And you can expect us to do […]

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Get Ready For A Mouth-Watering Banquet This Wednesday!

4 October 2018

Grab your wallet and head down to 55 Baker Street where our Food Market will be safely tucked away under the atrium from 11.00 – 14.30 this Wednesday 10 October. See you there! Mulata – Arepas and empanadas lunch box with red kidney beans, rice, plantain, salad, slow cooked beef, shredded chicken or pulled pork, […]

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Come And Enjoy Our Little Green Oasis!

19 July 2018

It’s often true, that good things really do come in small packages… and the newest park in the Baker Street Quarter, George’s Park, is no exception. Working with Derwent London and The Portman Estate, we have been busily transforming an unused, unloved space off George Street (near the junction with Baker Street) into a veritable […]

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Guided Walk | Transport Through Time

18 July 2018

Join our experienced guide, Mark, as he takes you on a walk through transport – from the horse drawn carriage (like those used by Sherlock Holmes), omnibus, train and tube to taxi services, that have been used to carry passengers in and around the Baker Street Quarter, past and present. Although you might be tempted […]

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Where to watch the Semi Final in the Quarter

10 July 2018

If you want to soak up the atmosphere and go out to watch the Semi Finals of the World Cup we have compiled a list of local venues that will be showing them. What we can’t guarantee is a seat! The Allsop Arms The Barley Mow The Beehive The City of Quebec  The Devonshire Arms […]

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Summer in the Square Now Open!

Our Summer in the Square Summer Festival is now open at Portman Square Garden.  Our ever popular annual event is bigger and even better this year with a full programme of activities to enjoy at The Den, in addition to your favourite street food, games and giant Wimbledon screen. Take a look at the full […]

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Our Summer Festival, Summer in The Square is Here!

4 July 2018

Choose from a superb array of food being conjured up by our colleagues at Urban Food Fest, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill and Bright Courtyard, plus a fully licenced bar. And for those of you that like plan and look forward to your next meal, here’s a list of this week’s sumptuous lunchtime options. […]

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Wild West End Garden Launches

21 June 2018

Today an award-winning garden has opened in the Quarter after being moved from RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Wild West End Garden has been developed to improve biodiversity and air quality, promoting happiness and wellbeing. The Wild West End Garden, which won a gold medal in the Spaces to Grow category at Chelsea Flower Show […]

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Summer in the Square Now Live

12 June 2018

Our Summer in the Square Summer Festival will take place for a whole week, from 9 – 13 July in Portman Square Garden.  Our ever popular annual event will be bigger and even better this year with a full programme of activities to enjoy at The Den, in addition to your favourite street food, games […]

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Summer Food Market This Week, Plus Festival News!

8 June 2018

Our colleagues at Urban Food Fest, have bought together a tantalising mix of your favourite vendors including, Fire & Spice; The Grazing Goat; Bright Courtyard and Nick & Greek, as well adding some new and exciting menus to the mix. See full list of vendors below. So, with Wednesday’s lunch sorted, let’s look ahead to […]

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Join Us For Our First Alfreso Food Market of 2018

3 May 2018

Weather wise, it hasn’t been the best start to the year, but that’s all about to change… summer is finally here and with it, our Summer Food Market! The exquisite Portman Square Garden will be open from 11am to 3pm for all to enjoy, and sets the scene for a lunchtime to celebrate the end […]

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Portman Square Opens Its Gates For The Ultimate Garden Party In Aid Of Foodcycle Charity

27 April 2018

London, 26 April 2018 – One of London’s most exclusive squares is opening its gates on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 to welcome local residents, workers and businesses to the Portman Square Garden Party to celebrate summer in the city and fundraise for the Foodcycle charity. The event is an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Portman […]

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Five Pairs of Taste London 2018 Tickets up For Grabs!

25 April 2018

Taste of London is the highlight of the summer foodie calendar. London’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants serve up taster size signature dishes; world-class chefs cook up a storm live on stage and, as always, there will be many opportunities to get hands-on with interactive masterclasses and shop from an array of more than […]

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FREE Walk | Crime Fiction Writers of The Quarter

18 April 2018

What better way to spend your lunch break than to get out in the sunshine and blow those winter cobwebs away with a riveting guided walk through the history filled streets of our Quarter? Our FREE 45-minute Crime Fiction Writers of the Quarter walk, will take you on a journey through time as you negotiate […]

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April Food Market

5 April 2018

Take a break from the norm, this Wednesday and come along to our Food Market for a ‘lunch extraordinaire!’ Just bring your wallet and an empty stomach, and try to choose from our superb mélange of traders who will be serving up a feast between 11am and 2.30pm under the atrium of 55 Baker Street. […]

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Action Counters Terrorism

27 March 2018

We support the National Counter Terrorism Policing’s latest campaign to help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. Communities defeat terrorism. With the enduring terrorist threat, it is now more important than ever that everyone plays their part in tackling terrorism. Don’t worry about wasting police time. No call or […]

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Foodies’ Food Market This Wednesday!

7 March 2018

Join us at Wednesday’s Food Market where your favourite vendors will be cooking up a feast under the atrium at 55 Baker Street between 11am and 14.30pm Mama’s Donuts / Homemade donuts topped with speciality glazes Rummanco / Caribbean meals – jerk chicken, curry goat YouBao / Bao buns filled with pork and teriyaki chicken […]

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A Food Lovers Market, This Wednesday!

9 February 2018

For the love of food, head over to our fabulous Food Market this Wednesday at 55 Baker Street for a heart-warming lunch. Between 11:00-14:30, we will be showcasing a selection of mouth-watering cuisines so you can choose what your heart desires! Joining us this week are: Galeta / A selection cakes, brownies, donuts, cookies Pink Cactus / […]

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Show Stopping Food Tour & More!

We’re delighted to be supporting the Marylebone Food Festival, the very first official food festival in Marylebone, with a host of activities to showcase the diverse cuisine in the Quarter. Join us as we get your taste buds tingling with a sizzling lunchtime Food Tour on Thursday 15 March at 13:00. This one hour tour full of […]

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Marylebone Launch First Food Festival

18 January 2018

The Marylebone Food Festival – the very first official food festival in Marylebone, is being brought to you by The Portman Estate and The Howard de Walden Estate. The inaugural 10-day celebration of one of London’s most exciting and diverse culinary destinations starts 8 March 2018. In support of this extravaganza of an event, we […]

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Smarter Giving Update

Christmas 2017 was a busy time for our Smarter Giving team and our members, who have been extremely generous in their support for local charities. The generosity of our members was truly heart-warming and genuinely made a difference to many of the lives and Christmases of many of the most vulnerable residents. Participating local members […]

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Transformation of Oxford Street – Consultation

8 January 2018

Following discussion with our members we submitted a further response to the proposed Oxford Street transformation, this time to the details and wealth of information put forward in the second round of consultation. We remain supportive of the principle of improvement to Oxford Street and the surrounding streets but are asking for change and reassurance […]

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January Food Market This Wednesday!

Joining us this month are:  Bright Courtyard / Chinese cuisines Ebby’s Kitchen/ Freshly grilled Halloumi wraps Flaming Nora/ Mexican burritos Finest Fayre/ Scotch eggs and homemade salads Taste of Portugal/ Traditional Portuguese curries Galeta/ Cakes, Cookies, Brownies Vegan Earthlings/ Stuffed Paratha wrap, Coconut curry boxes and vegan katsu burger Fruitful / Fresh fruit and vegetable juices YouBao […]

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Christmas Market: 2 days Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 December

30 November 2017

Wednesday 6 December: Bright Courtyard/ Chinese Fire & Spice/ Selection of curries with rice Ebby’s Kitchen/ Grilled Halloumi wraps Rummanco/ Caribbean meals and patties Finest Fayre/ Scotch Eggs Taste of Portugal/ Portuguese HushHush Chef/ Quiches & Filo pastry pies Flaming Nora/ Mexican burritos Piccolina/ Sandwiches served on Tigella Duck Frites/ Duck and Fries Galeta/ Cakes, Cookies, Brownies Sausage and […]

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Ballot Result Demonstrates Strong Support For Future Plans

27 November 2017

Our renewal ballot results on 24 November showed members voted overwhelmingly in support of our future plans for the area. 95% of members voted YES by number and 96% by rateable value (value of premises).  We are particularly grateful to our members for taking the time to vote with 80% of members doing so.  Importantly our prior […]

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Baker Street On Track For Two Way As Works Progress

22 November 2017

As works for phase 2 are soon to begin the transformative improvements to these two streets are getting closer and closer to reality.  We can look forward to wider pavements, 50 improved crossings, better lighting, enhanced greening and clearer bus routes. Fantastic progress has been made so far on the junctions of Gloucester Place and […]

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November Food Market This Wednesday (8 November)

2 November 2017

Bright Courtyard/ Chinese Double Tree by Hilton/ Selection of curries with rice Roti Chai/ Indian street food; pork and chicken buns HushHush Chef/ Quiches & Filo pastry pies Ebby’s Kitchen/ Grilled Halloumi wraps Mulata/ Empanadas and Arepas Flaming Nora/ Mexican burritos Finest Fayre/ Scotch eggs Taste of Portugal/ Portuguese Bite Mi/ Traditional Bao buns Galeta/ Cakes, Cookies, Brownies […]

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Our Annual Toy Appeal Starts On 20 Nov

30 October 2017

We’re delighted to host our fourth annual Toy Appeal to support local underprivileged children, many from deprived backgrounds who may not receive any gifts without our support. With your help we aim to collect over 300 gifts, one for each child, which we hope will make their Christmas more memorable. You can get involved by setting […]

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We’re Hiring – Freelance Communications Executive

13 October 2017

We are seeking an expert freelance Communications Executive, initially for 12 -18 months, to deliver a range of regular communications including our weekly digital newsletter and social media activity. Not only that, you’ll be the go-to contact to source and promote deals with local businesses through our Baker Street Regulars deals platform. This is an […]

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Fantastic Food Market Coming on Wednesday 11 October

4 October 2017

Bright Courtyard/ Chinese Double Tree by Hilton/ Selection of curries with rice Roti Chai/ Indian street food; pork and chicken buns HushHush Chef/ Quiches & Filo pastry pies Ebby’s Kitchen/ Grilled Halloumi wraps Mulata/ Empanadas and Arepas Flaming Nora/ Mexican burritos Finest Fayre/ Scotch eggs Piccolina London/ Tigelle Taste of Portugal/ Portuguese Ethiopian Food/ Ethiopian dishes Bite Mi/ […]

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Food Market This Wednesday (13 September)

7 September 2017

Bright Courtyard/ Chinese Double Tree by Hilton/ Selection of curries with rice Roti Chai/ Indian street food; pork and chicken buns HushHush Chef/ Quiches Ebby’s Kitchen/ Grilled Halloumi Rummanco/ Jamaican patties Finest Fayre/ Scotch eggs Piccolina London/ Tigelle Taste of Portugal/ Portuguese Galeta/ Cakes, Cookies, Tarts, Macarons  

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Thames Water works in the Quarter

31 July 2017

There will be works in the area as Thames Water carries out essential works, please note these are not related to the Baker Street Two Way project. Below is a summary of where and when the works will occur over the next few weeks. For more information please use https://inyourarea.thameswater.co.uk/Work-in-your-area and click on the pin […]

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The transformation of Baker Street begins

25 July 2017

The Baker Street Two Way project will deliver an improved experience for pedestrians and cyclists, reducing the dominance of traffic, adding greenery and ensuring the streets are safer and easier to access. The project is focused on turning the roads of Baker Street and Gloucester Place, currently a one-way gyratory, into two-way flow.  Work will […]

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Wimbledon Festival 11 – 14 July 11:30 – 20:00

6 July 2017

Laska East / Asian noodle broth with coconut milk and oriental vegetables with a choice of chicken, prawn or tofu The Street Pig / Slow cooked braised ribs and marinated steak sandwiches served in a crusty roll with sides ​Pink Cactus / Mexican pork belly, spicy chicken, tender beef strips & grilled halloumi in soft burritos or […]

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Security Resources and Sources Of Information

23 June 2017

Follow the Westminster Borough Commander’s recommendation to utilise the very sound advice on the following websites, in particular, the newly amended Run, Hide, Tell videos and links to Citizen Aid.   NaCTSO Homepage (National Counter Terrorism Security Office) https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/national-counter-terrorism-security-office This is the authoritative source for CT information. Also contains contact details for NaCTSO. All the publications […]

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Our Response to the Oxford Street Transformation Consultation

19 June 2017

Here is our full response to Transport for London and Westminster City Council on its initial consultation for the Oxford Street Transformation Project. If you have any questions, please do get in touch [email protected]    

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Project to return Baker Street to safer two-way system set to begin on 24 July 2017

16 June 2017

The Baker Street Two Way project aims to enhance the area by focusing on pedestrians and cyclists, reducing the dominance of traffic, adding greenery and ensuring the streets are safer and easier to access. Baker Street and Gloucester Place are set to return to two-way flow by early 2019. Works will start on Monday, July […]

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Summer Food Wednesday Market 14 June

9 June 2017

The Montagu Restaurant / Churchill Burgers Fire & Spice / Masalas, Madras’ and Dal Bulgarian Grill /Selection of Bulgarian grilled meats served with mixed salads Beledis / Middle eastern dishes Chalana / Gourmet Brazilian toasted wraps Cevichini Cevicheria / Peruvian / Colombian ceviche Duck Confit / Delicious Confit Duck Falafel Queen / Falafel or chicken […]

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Help Our Smarter Giving Big Day Out

26 May 2017

These are residents who would normally struggle to get out and about as they are in wheelchairs or have walking frames. Our Smarter Giving initiative will hire a mobility bus for the day, head to Eastbourne and spend the day (hopefully) in the sunshine along the promenade. We are hoping to provide a delicious fish […]

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Met Police Update Following Manchester Incident Last Night

23 May 2017

Following the incident in Manchester last night (Monday, 22 May), the Metropolitan Police has enhanced the level of officers on our streets to protect all our communities across the capital. Over the next few days people will see an increased number of officers on duty – both armed and unarmed – who will provide a […]

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#CaptureQuarter Competition

11 May 2017

Update: The competition is now closed to entries. We will be announcing winners on Thursday 13 July at the Wimbledon Festival at Portman Square at 13:00 at our Gazebo. We are looking for the quirky, beautiful, edgy, humorous – send it all! We want you to send us your photos or artwork (in any medium!) […]

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Food Market On Wednesday 10 May

8 May 2017

Fire And Spice – Selection of Indian curries with rice Bright Courtyard –  Chinese Roti Chai – Indian Street food Pink Cactus – Mexican Street Food Chalana – Brazilian grilled steak wraps Falafel Queen – Middle Eastern falafel BBQ Party – Gourmet hot dogs Guptas – Authentic Indian street food Super Donkey – Mexican BBQ fusion […]

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Food Market on Wednesday 12 April

6 April 2017

Bright Courtyard/ Chinese Double Tree by Hilton/ Selection of curries with rice Roti Chai/ Indian street food; pork and chicken buns HushHush Chef/ Quiches Cevicheria/ Ceviche Simply Handmade/ Easter eggs Ebby’s Kitchen/ Grilled Halloumi Rummanco/ Jamaican patties Sicilian Brothers/ Arancini & cannoli Finest Fayre/ Scotch eggs Bad Brownie/ Brownies Piccolina London/ Tigelle Taste of Portugal/ Portuguese Taste of Spain/ Raw […]

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Business Rates Update

16 March 2017

His announcement of a review of business rates before the next revaluation is welcome but did not go as far as we had hoped in terms of a fundamental review of the relationship between rates and local government funding. In the short term, he is looking at how the system can be made smoother, particularly […]

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Winner at London Transport Awards 2017

8 March 2017

We were delighted to win Transport Team/Partnership of the Year at the London Transport Awards for our Smarter Recycling and (developing) Smarter Deliveries programmes in March. The award recognised our success in consolidating waste collections and deliveries and the judges commented that they were impressed by the number of businesses involved. The prestigious awards are supported by […]

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Food Market on Wednesday 8 March

1 March 2017

Bright Courtyard/ Chinese Double Tree by Hilton/ Chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh, vegetable korma, basmati rice Roti Chai/ Indian street food; pork and chicken buns HushHush Chef/ Quiches Cevicheria/ Ceviche Ebby’s Kitchen/ Grilled Halloumi La Ferme/ Cheese & charcurterie Rummanco/ Jerk Chicken Sicilian Brothers/ Arancini & cannoli Babelle/ Canelles Italian Recipes/ Patisserie Finest Fayre/ Scotch eggs Piccolina London/ Tigelle […]

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We’re recruiting: Netball Coach, Tuesday evenings from March

2 February 2017

We are looking to recruit a passionate, experienced and enthusiastic Coach for our Netball Club. Netball club runs from March to June every Tuesday evening 18:15 – 19:30 in the beautiful Portman Square Gardens. For more details please refer to the full job description here.

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February Food Market at 55 Baker Street

1 February 2017

Bright Courtyard/ Chinese Double Tree by Hilton/ Chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh, vegetable korma, basmati rice Roti Chai/ Indian street food; pork and chicken buns HushHush Chef/ Quiches Ebby’s Kitchen/ Grilled Halloumi La Ferme/ Cheese & charcurterie Rummanco/ Jamaican patties Sicilian Brothers/ Arancini & cannoli Cakehole/ Handmade doughnuts Babelle/ Canelles Italian Recipes/ Patisserie Finest Fayre/ Scotch eggs Piccolina […]

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Food Market on Wednesday 11 January 11:00 – 15:00

9 January 2017

Bright Courtyard/ Chinese Double Tree by Hilton/ Indian Roti Chai/ Indian street food HushHush Chef/ Quiches Ebby’s Kitchen/ Grilled Halloumi La Ferme/ French cheese & charcuterie Rummanco/ Jamaican patties Sicilian Brothers/ Arancini & cannoli Piccolina London/ Tigelle Finest Fayre/ Scotch Eggs Babelle/ Canelles Italian Recipes/ Patisserie Cevicheria/ Ceviche Taste of Portugal/ Portugese Taste of Spain/ Raw Honey

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Santa’s Little Helpers Arrive In Marylebone For Kids Toy Appeal

16 December 2016

Businesses across Marylebone have been acting as Santa’s little helpers for the area’s ill and deprived children by donating Christmas toys to local kids in need. An area-wide Toy Appeal for our Smarter Giving project has resulted in over 505 toys being collected for 6 local children’s charities and causes. The cross-company area appeal has […]

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Christmas Food & Gift Market – 7 & 8 December

5 December 2016

Pop over to 55 Baker Street between 11:00-15:00 for this two day winter wonder full of delicious cuisines, festive treats and fabulous gifts. Be sure to pop along both days as we’ll be rotating traders. Wednesday 7 December Look out for a performance from our Choir at 13:00 as well as the following traders: Double […]

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We’re Recruiting – Head of Public Realm. DEADLINE CLOSED

18 November 2016

This is a new role taking on the strategic direction of our public realm programmes and development of relevant policy. This includes direct management of major public realm schemes and oversight of street management and consolidation services. The development of strong relationships with key stakeholders ( business members and public sectors offices and members) is […]

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Food Market on Wednesday 9 November

7 November 2016

Bright Courtyard/ Barbecued pork bun, egg custard bun, double cooked pork with pancake Double Tree by Hilton/ Chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh, vegetable korma, basmati rice Roti Chai/ Indian street food, pork and chicken buns Chickens & Foxes/ Pulled rotisserie chicken bun, rotisserie chicken and pearl barley soup, tabouleh salad, three quinoa salad, chocolate […]

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Business Rates: A Combined Response

31 October 2016

We have joined forces with 42 London bodies representing over 16,000 businesses and local government in a united and unprecedented response to the business rates revaluation and the impact on London businesses. Our open letter to the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid was published in the Standard last week signed by The Mayor of London, the […]

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Business Emergency Planning Template

27 October 2016

We recently shared with all of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in the area some advice and information on how to better prepare in the event of an emergency or incident. We posted to nearly 1000 local businesses a copy of the Business In The Community ’10 Minute Plan’ which sets out some useful […]

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Food Market on Wednesday 12 October

4 October 2016

Bright Courtyard/ barbecued pork bun, egg custard bun, double cooked pork with pancake Double Tree by Hilton/ Chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh, vegetable korma, basmati rice Roti Chai/ Indian street food, Pork and chicken buns Chickens & Foxes/ Quarter rotisserie lemon & herbs chicken, chicken breast, chicken legs, three Quinoa salad Le Choux/ Choux […]

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Food Market on Tuesday 13 September

6 September 2016

  Double Tree by Hilton Marble Arch/ Indian Bright Courtyard/ Chinese HushHush Chef/ Quiches Cevicheria/ Ceviche Bread Tree/ Condiments and Relishes Damascus Chef/ Syrian Rummanco/ Jamaican Patties Sicilian Brothers/ Arancini and Cannoli Italian Recipes/ Patisserie Nonya Sauces/ Oriental Sauces and Condiments Babelles/ Canelles Finest Fayre/ Scotch Eggs and Pies Piccolina London/ Tigelle Cookies & Cream/ […]

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Blooming Day Out To Kew Gardens For Elderly Group Thanks To Marylebone Businesses

5 August 2016

The collaborative Smarter Giving project, orchestrated by Baker Street Quarter Partnership, the local Business Improvement District (BID), saw over 15 Marylebone businesses and residents come together to donate funds and volunteer to make the day possible. It was identified that due to mobility and cost issues, days out and the chance to make friends with […]

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Wimbledon Summer Festival Food Market line-up

4 July 2016

  Wednesday 6th July:   HUSH CHEF / Filo pastries and quiches SPANISH LAB/ Paella AGUA NA BOCA / Churros CHANGO / Empanadas SOUVLAKI STREET / Souvlaki BEANBAG COFFEE / Coffee REDTENT / Ethiopian JUZU / Japanese NOMADE / Moroccan POPTATA / Chips & dips BEIRUT KITCHEN / Falafel FINEST FAYRE / Scotch eggs & […]

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CIHT Awards Recognition

15 June 2016

We were so proud to have been ‘Highly Commended’ for a Sustainable Transport Award by the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) at their awards last week. These awards are a celebration of the highways and transportation industry.  They are an opportunity to reward the remarkable achievements of those working in the sector and to […]

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Wonderpass Shortlisted For Coveted Award

8 June 2016

We’re thrilled that The Wonderpass has been shortlisted for the New London Awards 2016 in the category of Transport & Infrastructure. These prestigious awards from New London Architecture which is supported by the Mayor Of London, recognise the very best new architecture, planning and development in the capital. Last year’s winners included Zaha Hadid, the […]

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June Summer Food Market

3 June 2016

AUTHENTIC FALAFAL / Falafel BABELLE / Canelles BRIGHT COURTYARD / Chinese CHANGO / Empanadas DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON MARBLE ARCH / Biriyani Selection FAB THAI / Thai FEED ME PRIMAL / Paleo FINEST FAYRE / Pies, Sausage Rolls & Scotch Eggs GOURMEY CHORIZO / Chorizo HOME HOUSE / BBQ Boxes HUSH HUSH / Filo pastries […]

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Wonderpass Success

16 May 2016

We were certainly pleased with the press interest but we also wanted the views of people on the ground so we commissioned the University of Westminster to carry out an independent evaluation of the improvement works for us by interviewing users and comparing the results with interviews they’d conducted for us in July 2015, before […]

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Member Spotlight: No Ten Manchester Street Hotel

9 May 2016

The hotel is quietly tucked away, housed in an imposing Edwardian building just a seven minute walk from bustling Oxford Street and eight minutes from Baker Street. I’m here to meet General Manager Warren Miller and am led to the delightful Terrace, where, despite the chill in the air, it’s really cosy and warm with […]

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We’re recruiting – POSITION NOW FILLED

29 April 2016

Our small but high energy team has an fantastic opportunity for a Communications Executive to work closely with all areas of the organisation. This is an exciting position for an individual with strong communications experience to shine. It’s a varied role where you will have the opportunity to craft creative communications across many projects, work with a wide range […]

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Police Operation Success

4 April 2016

The Met recommends the following actions to keep yourselves and your property safe: * Always be vigilant to those around you, and as far as possible, maintain your personal space * Be careful no to advertise your valuables in public and where you keep them. Phones, watches and purses are commonly targeted by thieves. * […]

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BakerStreetQ Celebrates Third Birthday

29 March 2016

Our most recent addition is The Wonderpass made possible by TfL – we hope you’re enjoying using this cultural walkway to avoid the busy Marylebone Road. Smarter Giving has, over the last 18 months, actively engaged with over 40 member businesses to support local grass roots charities and community groups, and last year we won the […]

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Member Spotlight: Manning Gottlieb OMD

21 March 2016

It’s busy to say the least and rightly so because these guys have a vast array of top notch clients big and small, from the likes of The Virgin Group and Starbucks just to name a couple. The brains behind many a famous campaign they started with just three people 25 years ago, last year […]

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Food Banks For Local Charities

14 March 2016

In particular our Smarter Giving programme is currently helping North Paddington Food Bank and West London Day Centre with Food Bank collections. We thank the University of Westminster which held one recently and we have two Food Banks this week at 55 Baker Street and 10 Portman Square so if you’re based in either building please do drop […]

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Last Chance To Respond To Baker Street Two Way

We have long desired and fully support this hugely important project, which is being progressed by TfL and Westminster City Council. It aims to reduce the dominance of traffic and improve the environment for pedestrians and everyone living, working and visiting here. After the initial consultation, only a few junctions raised concerns, which this second […]

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Dim Sum Etiquette Guide From Royal China Baker Street

7 March 2016

Royal China Group is renowned for its Dim Sum, which is served daily from noon until 17:00 and includes favourites such as Steamed Seafood Dumplings with Spicy Sauce; and Pan-fried Fillet of Duck Breast Rolls.    What to do Do eat each dim sum dumpling in one go to get the full flavour of the […]

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Speak up for Two Way

1 March 2016

The grand plans to transform our area for the better have got one step closer. A second round of public consultation is now underway until 20 March which asks your views on some new proposals. Following a review of the results of the first consultation in last year and discussions with local amenity and residents groups, […]

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Our Work To Improve Air Quality

29 February 2016

We’ve already made great strides by signing up 62 members to our Smarter Recycling area-wide waste services programme, reducing waste related traffic by 12%. Successfully granted funds by TfL and the GLA, we’re also launching our Smarter Deliveries consolidation project to reduce the number of delivery trips to key buildings here. We’re maintaining this focus on improving air […]

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Ambassador Luis Joins Team

Luis comes with a wealth of experience, having worked as an Ambassador in Victoria for the last three years. He’ll be joining Gabriela in providing One Stop Shop support for members, welcoming visitors and keeping a keen eye on the Quarter, raising and resolving issues. We’re very happy to have him on board, please say […]

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Neighbourhood News

23 February 2016

Here’s our second edition of Neighbourhood News. This was mailed to over 7000 residents and local businesses in our area today and shares the latest project news and what’s going on. Here’s a PDF version for you to download.   

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Charity Events with Smarter Giving Charities

12 February 2016

Did you know that right here in the Quarter we’ve a host of fabulous charities organising a load of different events across the year for people like you. So you can enjoy being involved and feel good that your sponsorship money is supporting local charities. Through our Smarter Giving corporate social responsibility programme, we’ve pulled […]

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Member Spotlight: Elemis

8 February 2016

BakerStreetQ’s Helen Sundaram meets with Noella Gabriel, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Elemis to find out more about the celebrated spa and skincare brand. Being a bit of a natural skincare junkie with a bathroom cabinet heaving with little pots and potions, I was thrilled when a few weeks ago I visited Elemis, the multi […]

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Police’s Personal Safety Advice and Common Distraction Techniques

25 January 2016

Whilst BakerStreetQ is generally a low crime area, it is sensible to keep alert and avoid risky situations when out and about. Here is some safety advice and information on common distraction techniques from The Metropolitan Police. Please advise your staff to be aware and vigilant: Mobile phones, cameras and laptops are desirable to thieves so, […]

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Member Fitness First Supports Workplace Wellness

18 January 2016

At this time of year, many of us are firmly committed to new year resolutions (and perhaps a few of us have already broken them), be it getting fitter, trying to reduce stress or just giving your body a bit of a shake-up.  So teaming up with our members, Fitness First, we wanted to make […]

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Free Training Courses Now Published For 2016

11 January 2016

How’s your staff training programme shaping up for 2016? If you’re looking for ways to motivate and develop your team do check out our calendar of training courses which we run throughout the year and offer to our members for free. Our broad and varied schedule of practical workshops, seminars and certified courses has been specifically designed to […]

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Santa’s little helpers arrive in Marylebone for kids’ Toy Appeal

16 December 2015

Businesses across Marylebone have been acting as Santa’s little helpers for the area’s ill and deprived children by donating Christmas toys to local kids in need. An area-wide Toy Appeal orchestrated by BakerStreetQ’s Smarter Giving project has resulted in over 432 toys being collected for 5 local children’s charities and groups. The cross-company appeal has […]

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Member Spotlight: Royal China

14 December 2015

BakerStreetQ’s Helen Sundaram pops in on Eddy Ho, General Manager of Royal China Baker Street, to find out more about the group’s flagship restaurant. With a restaurant as celebrated as Royal China Baker Street, you’d understandably race there to indulge your taste buds in its amazing cuisine. My somewhat ungainly sprint up Baker Street was, […]

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Review Of An Incredible Year

As the year ends and we approach our third anniversary in April, we thought we’d indulge in a review of our ‘best bits’ of 2015. Our Subway is being completely transformed into the Wonderpass. Re-opening at the end of January it will be a great attraction as users safely avoid the busy Marylebone Road. We’re […]

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Subway Songs Of Freedom

7 December 2015

We were so pleased to receive an email recently from Peter G. Scott, who used to work in the Quarter in the ’60s. He’d dug through his paperwork and unearthed a poem about the Marylebone Road Subway that he’d written in the summer of ’66. We’re currently transforming the subway into a ‘Wonderpass’ which will […]

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Don’t Miss Local Festive Events

30 November 2015

We hope you’ve been making the most of the fabulous festive events currently going on in and around the Quarter. There are loads more still in the diary, here’s a quick recap for you … The Sick Children’s Trust 3 December, 18.00 for a prompt 18.30 start St Marylebone Parish Church Enjoy the beautiful candlelit […]

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Smarter Giving Volunteers Transform Local Gardens

Following our recent pleas for volunteers to give local gardens some much-needed tlc, we’re delighted to report on another highly successful Smarter Giving project. Around 18 volunteers from five member businesses got together on two volunteering days in October and November to transform three very large, heavily overgrown gardens and several smaller ones for local […]

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Smarter Giving & Double Tree Successful Workplace Scheme

23 November 2015

Smarter Giving, with the 4 star Double Tree by Hilton Marble Arch, recently completed its very first work placement programme and to great success. For two weeks, the hotel welcomed four local candidates, who were long term unemployed, homeless or had a history of mental illness, and put them to work shadowing a Hilton employee, […]

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Christmas Market is coming

16 November 2015

Join us for our double whammy two day Christmas Market. Taking place on 9 & 10 December at 55 Baker Street you can experience our special Christmas Market. Our favourite food stalls will be back with some festive fare coupled with a selection of handpicked gift stalls to help your present buying too. Amongst the […]

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Christmas Events In The Quarter

It’s that time of year again and there’s loads going on so we’ve done a round-up of some local events to get you right into the Christmas spirit … Marylebone Christmas Lights 18 November, 15.30 – 18.30 Marylebone High Street A wonderful, village event organised by The Howard de Walden Estate, with live music and […]

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BakerStreetQ Wins Coveted Award

11 November 2015

We’re delighted to announce that BakerStreetQ has won the British BIDs “Proud Projects” award for Place Management in recognition of our achievements with our Smarter Giving Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme – “a project that demonstrates innovation, impact and value for money”. Accepting the award (pictured) was our Smarter Giving consultant, Kate Heslegrave and Dina […]

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Member Spotlight: Barracuda

9 November 2015

BakerStreetQ’s Helen Sundaram catches up with Barracuda’s General Manager, Phil Nunn, to find out more about our ‘private member’s club’. Venturing into Barracuda Casino at No. 1 Baker Street I’m not entirely sure what to expect. Casinos are somewhat alien to me, although they’re clearly very popular, with Barracuda successfully operating on Baker Street some […]

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Baker Street Two Way Project – Consultation Results

2 November 2015

Thank you to the many of you who completed the Two Way public consultation, there were over 1400 responses in total. We are delighted that so many of you support the premise of the project with over half of people responding in support of changing Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two way flow. 75% […]

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Tips On Guarding Against Theft

19 October 2015

Here at BakerStreetQ we keep a keen eye on the Quarter. However, unfortunately thieves and con artists operate across London and we’ve recently been alerted to a few crime trends which we wanted to make you aware of. The street scam “You have a lucky face sir/madam” involves a scam artist stopping people in the […]

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Smarter Recycling Successfully Reduces Traffic

28 September 2015

Here at BakerStreetQ our work to improve air quality, reduce noise, traffic and associated concerns with pedestrian safety continues to be a main priority. And we know it’s something you care about too, with 68% of responders to our recent, independent Member Survey being concerned by traffic-related issues. So we’re delighted that a recent study […]

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