The idea of a summer fayre is quintessentially English. Each year we rally round to enjoy tea, jam and scones, maypole dances and hoopla all while revelling in the joy of British summer time.
For one weekend each year, Marylebone Summer Fayre brings this village fun into our bustling city. It is amazing how many stall vendors flock to this event, providing fun, food and entertainment for everyone: as they say there is something for visitors of all ages, making the event one not to miss.
This year, amongst the many stalls will be local favourite La Fromagerie offering cheesy delights from around the world. Alongside artisan cheese, La Fromagerie offer an array of wines to compliment the dairy delicacy, the perfect end to any dinner party. Daylesford Organic, a much-loved café and deli nestled in the heart of Marylebone, will also make an appearance at the fayre and will be sure to provide their signature organic treats as well as a number of great gift ideas. The Fayre will also feature a range of stalls from traders around the capital.
Visit Paddington Street Gardens and Marylebone Lane to see stages hosting musicians and entertainment acts. In Paddington Street Gardens, there will be deck chairs and picnic blankets to lounge, perfect for devouring tasty purchases from the fayre. For those with a more elegant meal in mind, pop into one of Marylebone’s many restaurants for a peaceful meal away from the busy streets. The Chiltern Firehouse, 28-50 and The Providores are particular local favourites, along with Fischers.
For children, there will be several entertainments including a pop up petting zoo, a seven-meter-tall ‘Spider Mountain’ to climb and a traditional fun fair with rides, plus lots of tempting treats.
On the night of Saturday the 16th of June, at 21.45 in Paddington Street Gardens there will be an open-air screening of the classic comedy ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’: ranked 74th best British film ever for Time Out magazine by 150 actors, directors, writers, producers and critics. The screening is in support of COSMIC, a charity supporting the children of St Mary’s Intensive Care unit: last year they raised £27,000, a figure they are hoping to beat.
For those lured in by Marylebone’s quintessential village ambiance and seeking to make it their home, Harrods Estates have several properties for sale in the area:
This beautiful three-bedroom penthouse apartment sits moments from Marylebone High Street, perfect for quick trips to its many eateries and shops.
This quiet seventh-floor, two-bedroom apartment is a stone’s throw from Selfridges in the heart of the West End.
This three-bedroom maisonette sits between Baker Street station and Marylebone Station, connecting you across London in seconds.