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Concierge.com's insider take:
The genteel streets of Marylebone lie just to the north of Oxford Street (and south of Regent's Park)—hard to believe, when you're trapped in pedestrian gridlock around Selfridges and Topshop. The area is mainly residential, with narrow, cobbled streets and some of the best examples of Georgian architecture in the city. Marylebone High Street and its surrounding lanes—rechristened Marylebone Village in keeping with the relatively tranquil vibe—are lined with small specialty shops, organic cafés, and boutiques. You'll also find some classic London attractions in the neighborhood, including the Sherlock Holmes Museum on (where else?) Baker Street (44-207-935-8866; www.sherlock-holmes.co.uk), and Madame Tussauds (Marylebone Road, 44-870-400-3000, www.madame-tussauds.co.uk).