Chiltern Street, Marylebone’s Hidden Gem – Chiltern Street has a range of boutiques and stores equipped to handle every aspect of the big day, it’s a must-visit destination for brides-to-be.
Chiltern Street has long been famed as the bridal destination in the UK, and continues to offer the most exquisite made to measure gowns and wedding services available for brides-to-be. Boutiques include corsetry specialist Elizabeth Todd, multiple award winning couture designer Stephanie Allin, and multi-service wedding boutique Bridal Rogue Gallery.
In addition to bridal wear, Chiltern Street is also home to Appointment Only Design, which offer a comprehensive styling and concierge service to assist with the finer details of the big day. The street also boasts some of London’s much-loved bespoke jewellery designers, including new arrival Cox +Power and Kohatu + Petros, created by design duo Joanna Salmond and Varney Polydor who use a wide range of semi-precious gemstones and Italian gold and silver chains to create collections that are unique, stylish and elegant.
Raising the bar to new levels for stylish and bespoke menswear, Chiltern Street boasts a coveted array of London’s best designers to cater for the sharpest of dressers, including the eponymous menswear label Archer Adams and unique international store Trunk Clothiers. With a fashion offering including up-and-coming Sunspel, the bespoke menswear and womenswear designer Pauline Burrows and trendy new arrival Mouki Mou, it’s no surprise that Chiltern Street was named ‘London’s coolest street’ in Condé Nast Traveller.
This year the street welcomes exciting new residents; Cox & Power has chosen Chiltern Street as the only destination to sell and make their precious jewels, and PRISM launched its flagship store in March 2014, bringing together its array of swimwear, eyewear and newly launched cover-ups in one location for the first time. These esteemed designers join boutique jewellers Kohatu + Petros, to ensure Chiltern Street is a must-visit for those with an eye for striking jewellery and accessories.
Chiltern Street is a hotspot for specialist beauty experiences, to rejuvenate and pamper weary shoppers and local workers. Bharti Vyas Holistic Therapy & Laser Centre successfully fuses Eastern therapies with Western technology to holistically improve mind, body and spirit, whilst West One Beauty uses advanced products and techniques to provide the finest facials and superb skin care solutions to see you through the season. If it is a hair pampering experience that you are after, pop into Room Thirty Two for a styling or blow dry session that will add a bit of tszuj to your afternoon.
Café culture is key to the ambience of the street. Independent coffee shop such as the infamous Tyler Brulee’s first and only concept café in the UK, Monocle Café and the Scandinavian offer at the Nordic Bakery, together with the sumptuous fine wine offering at Hardy’s, makes Chiltern Street a great place to chill in between shopping and treatments.
One of London’s best kept secrets is about to launch on the street, international hotelier André Balazs opens the his first long-awaited UK Hotel the Chiltern Firehouse. The boutique hotel is housed in the old Chiltern Street Fire station, which was one of the first purpose-built fire stations in London. The hotel boasts 26 rooms and a large open kitchen led by Executive Michelin star Chef, Nuno Mendes.
It is Chiltern Street’s specialist traders, many of which have been a part of the destination’s journey for over 30 years, who add a priceless history to the street. Renowned Cire Trudon, the luxury candle store is a key destination for anyone who enjoys the art of fragrance. Chiltern Street continues to cater for all manners of interests, such as art with long-standing ATLAS Gallery and music with Howarth of London and JAS Musicals, these stores and services add to the distinctive character that really differentiates Chiltern Street from any other shopping destination.