Shop 'til You Drop
The Quarter is home to some of London’s most vibrant shopping streets, like Chiltern Street, New Quebec Street and Wigmore Street, and you’re sure to find something to suit all tastes here. From independent stores to world-famous brands, we challenge you to leave empty handed! For a full list of the Quarter’s shops, head to our Directory.
Everyone is familiar with the spectacle of Madame Tussauds Waxworks which has been a permanent fixture in the Quarter, incredibly, since 1835. One of London’s top tourist attractions, get up close and personal with some of the world’s most famous stars right here in the Quarter.
The Wallace Collection
A hidden gem in a historic London town house on Manchester Square. 25 galleries display 18th century French paintings, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury. You’ll also find a beautiful restaurant.
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Set within the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, the award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a firm fixture of summer in the capital. Each night an incomparable atmosphere is created by the buzz of people enjoying their theatre going in every sense: friends setting up hampers on the picnic lawn or filling their glasses with wine as the fairy lights twinkle in the trees. If you want to stop for a bite to eat before the show, the Quarter is the perfect stop-off.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
If you’re intrigued by fictional sleuths, be sure to visit 221b Baker Street, the home of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and now home to The Sherlock Holmes Museum, a landmark visitor attraction.
Portman Marylebone is home to some of West End’s quirkiest and characterful shops, cafes and delis, bars and restaurants. Just a short walk from the bustle of Oxford Street, the village like feel of Seymour Place, New Quebec Street and Chiltern Street makes it a favourite spot for locals and Londoners alike.
Portman Square Garden
This beautiful green oasis covers approximately 1 hectare (2.47 acre) and is home to magnificent London plane trees, a children’s play area and a tennis court. Access is exclusively for key holders, but you can enjoy the garden during our summer food markets, see full details here.
Portman Square Garden is available to hire for parties and corporate events, and is equipped with lighting and power for this purpose. To hire the garden for an event, or to book the tennis court, please contact Westbourne Block Management by email or call 020 3626 0094.
Royal Parks and Green Spaces
Millions of Londoners and tourists enjoy the capital’s eight Royal Parks, two of which are within easy reach. Head north and you will find Regent’s Park which covers 395 acres and includes Queen Mary’s Gardens and excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres. Hyde Park, situated south of the Quarter covers 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers’ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
Paddington Street Gardens is centrally located and offers a perfect spot to enjoy nature with its formal open grass areas, rose and bedding displays, mature London plane trees, a shelter and a children’s playground.
George’s Park, tucked away at the junction of Baker Street and George Street (find a map here), offers a little green oasis that’s perfect for enjoying a spot of lunch. Working with Derwent London and The Portman Estate, we transformed an unused, unloved space off into an oasis with design and planting geared towards improving air quality and biodiversity, as well as creating a beautiful space for people to sit and enjoy.