London area of W1 guide

What to do and where to stay in London's W1 neighbourhood

Known as West One or the West End, and comprising of Mayfair, Marylebone and Soho, the W1 postcode district is split into 14 sub-sections, each with another letter tagged on the end. For instance, the doctors, surgeons and private specialists of Harley Street are located in W1G; the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and the artists of the Royal Academy are found in W1J; while the celebrated tailors of Savile Row and the glamorous workers of Vogue House (the headquarters of Conde Nast) are W1S. The W1 postcode contains some of London's most prized addresses - from the swish apartments of Mayfair (W1J and W1K) to the shops of Regent Street (W1B) and Oxford Street (W1C), not forgetting the myriad restaurants of Chinatown (W1D) and the bustling nightlife of Soho (W1D and W1F). In short, some of London's best shops, theatres, museums, restaurants and nightlife can all be found in W1.

See our recommended nearby W1 Hotels, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

W1 Hotels

in or near W1
Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
350 Oxford Street, W1C
Discreet, muted shades, wood-panelled walls, over 140 carefully designed rooms with free Wi-Fi and a number of airy public spaces in which to relax typify this ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Oxford Circus
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
57-59 Welbeck Street, W1G
An imposing Victorian hotel whose confident architecture and Union Jack flag speak of an age when Oxford Circus was the commercial heart of a worldwide ... More
 
 
 
Mandeville Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Mandeville Place, W1U
At the Oxford Street end of pretty Marylebone village, this hotel earns its 'boutique' label due to its uniquely designed funky interiors. The swanky deVigne bar ... More
 
 
 

W1 Entertainment

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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, W1, London W1U
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
 
 
 
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Regent Street Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
309 Regent Street, W1, London W1B
The historic Regent Street Cinema is where the first ever performance of moving images took place. Created by the Lumière brothers, the film was shown as ... More
 
 
 
St George's Church, Hanover Square
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
St George Street, Hanover Square, W1, London W1S
St George's was finished in 1724 at a cost of £10,000, part of the great church-building programme of Queen Anne. It's a classic piece of Queen ... More
 
 
 

W1 Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near W1
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Oxford Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Oxford Street, W1, London W1C
With over 200 million visitors a year, more than 300 shops and 5 million square feet of retail space, Oxford Street lays claim to being London's ... More
 
 
 
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Christie's Mayfair
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
103 New Bond Street, W1, London W1S
This Bond Street art gallery space for the London branch of Christie's auction house represents something of a first for an auction house. Occupying 11,500 sq ... More
 
 
 
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Handel & Hendrix in London
London > Attractions > Museums
25 Brook Street, W1, London W1K
Handel & Hendrix in London, a beautifully restored Georgian house in Mayfair, is where the baroque composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death ... More
 
 
 

W1 Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's W1
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House of Fraser
London > Shopping > Department Stores
318 Oxford Street, W1, London W1C
Since changing hands in 2006, the House of Fraser chain has seen a major shake-up. This flagship store is keen to usurp condescending Oxford Street neighbours ... More
 
 
 
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Pull and Bear
London > Shopping > Clothing
315 Oxford Street, W1, London W1C
Pull and Bear is a Spanish chain of fashion stores set up in 1991 by Inditex, the group behind high street chains Zara, Massimo Dutti and ... More
 
 
 
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Browns
London > Shopping > Clothing
24-27 South Molton Street, W1, London W1K
This is the place to come if you want to buy designer names - with over 150 different labels stocked. The store always has a beautifully ... More
 
 
 

W1 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W1 London?
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Chi Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
334-348 Oxford Street, Debenhams, W1, London W1C
On the ground floor of Debenhams' flagship Oxford Street store, Chi Kitchen is a pan-Asian restaurant owned by Mango Tree restaurateur Eddie Lim, with a menu ... More
 
 
 
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Scoff & Banter Tea Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Berkshire Hotel, 350 Oxford Street, W1, London W1C
Escape the teeming pavements and shopping temptations of Oxford Street and duck into this well kept secret. On the first floor of the gorgeous designer confines ... More
 
 
 
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Maroush V
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
4 Vere Street, W1, London W1G
Middle Eastern cuisine ... More
 
 
 

W1 Pubs

The best pubs in or near London W1.
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The Crown & Sceptre
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Great Titchfield Street, W1, London W1W
Following a refurbishment in 2014, the Crown & Sceptre in Fritzrovia has revealed a new look and an improved range of beers including London brews, seasonally ... More
 
 
 
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King & Queen
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Foley Street, W1, London W1W
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Punch Bowl
London > Nightlife > Pubs
41 Farm Street, W1, London W1J
Famous for its famous owner, the Punch Bowl became a celebrity hang-out when Guy Ritchie split up with Madonna. The director of 'Lock, Stock & Two ... More
 
 
 

W1 Nightlife

W1 clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Dirty Martini, Hanover Square
London > Nightlife > Bars
10c Hanover Square, W1, London W1S
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Beaumont
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Beaumont, 8 Balderton Street, W1, London W1K
Like the rest of The Beaumont hotel it sits within, The American Bar is Art Deco in style - and what a style. It's the sort ... More
 
 
 
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Artesian
London > Nightlife > Bars
Langham Hotel, 1C Portland Place, W1, London W1B
Enjoy dominoes and daiquris on Mondays from 5pm or sax on Saturday nights from 8pm at one of London's most glamourous hotel cocktail bars. When the ... More
 
 
 

W1 Leisure

W1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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John Lewis Roof Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
300 Oxford Street, W1, London W1A
After the success of the 150th anniversary celebrations last year, John Lewis has reopened the roof space of its Oxford Street branch for 2015. The temporary ... More
 
 
 
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Claridge's Health Club & Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
49 Brook Street, W1, London W1K
Found on the top floor of Claridge's, the Health Club & Spa provides the chance to enjoy relaxing treatments while looking across London. In the spa, ... More
 
 
 
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The House of Elemis
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
2 Lancashire Court, W1, London W1S
Following a major redesign, the Elemis flagship spa in Mayfair re-launched as the House of Elemis in 2015. More than just a spa, it's 'a couture ... More
 
 
 

W1 Education

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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1, London W1U
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, W1, London W1U
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1, London W1W
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 

W1 Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near W1.
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Claridge's
London > Business > Venue Hire
Brook Street, Mayfair, W1, London W1K
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The Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1, London W1U
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28 Portland Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
28 Portland Place, W1, London W1B
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