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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London Palladium
London > Entertainment > Theatres
8 Argyll Street, W1, London W1F
For those who owned televisions in the 1950s and 1960s, the London Palladium is quite simply the most famous variety theatre in the world. Stars who ... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on Baker Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
96-98 Baker Street, W1, London W1U
Two intimate screening rooms, plush seating and high-tech facilities make The Screen on Baker Street a good choice for film lovers in the area. Tucked away ... 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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Handel House Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
25 Brook Street, W1, London W1K
Handel House Museum, a beautifully restored Georgian house in Mayfair, is where the baroque composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his death in 1759. ... More
 
 
 
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Fashion Space Gallery, London College Of Fashion
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 John Princes Street, W1, London W1G
The Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion regularly hosts exhibitions in fashion-related arts from design and photography to promotion and literature. Located directly behind ... 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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The Swatch Store
London > Shopping > Jewellery
313 Oxford Street, W1, London W1C
Modern quirky watches make a design statement but don’t break the bank. Hundreds of designs on offer and new looks each season.... More
 
 
 

W1 Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near W1 London?
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Maroush V
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
4 Vere Street, W1, London W1G
Middle Eastern cuisine ... 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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MEATliquor
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
76 Wellbeck Street, W1, London W1G
Vegetarians beware! There's a strong whiff of meat in the air and it's coming from Central London. The creators of Meatwagon and Meateasy bring us MEATliquor, ... 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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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
 
 
 
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aqua spirit
London > Nightlife > Bars
5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street), 240 Regent Street, (entrance at 30 Argyll, W1, London W1B
Part of the Aqua Restaurant Group, which also includes aqua nueva and aqua kyoto, aqua spirit is a stylish cocktail bar in central London. Situated on ... More
 
 
 
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Sketch - The Parlour and Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
9 Conduit Street, W1, London W1S
Dazzling and design are the main buzz words here. Laid out over two floors, on the former site of the Royal Institute of British Architects, the ... More
 
 
 

W1 Leisure

W1 gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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
 
 
 
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The London Academy of Krav Maga
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
309 Regent Street, W1, London W1B
Despite several high-profile aficionados – J-Lo and Angelina Jolie included – Israel’s contribution to martial arts is still unknown to the general public. Krav Maga ... More
 
 
 
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Brown Hart Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Duke Street, W1, London W1K
This beautiful garden just off Oxford Street and close to Selfridges occupies an unlikely position - above an electricity sub-station. Brown Hart Gardens were re-opened in ... More
 
 
 

W1 Education

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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
 
 
 
Capital Quality
London > Education > Business Faculties
Coin House, Gees Court, W1, London W1U
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The Kabbalah Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
12 Stratford Place, W1, London W1C
Learn to harness the 'Power of Kabbalah' in this 10-week evening course. Alledgedly luminaries like Newton, Plato, Freud and Mozart have all studied the Kabbalah holy ... 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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