When you think of Christmas, what immediately springs to mind? Is it the thoughtful gifts wrapped up under a twinkling pine-green tree? Or spending time with your loved ones? Let’s not forget the delicious food, too. This month, combine all three with a truly festive day out in the capital — that may not have to cost you a penny.
In partnership with Luxury London, Portman Marylebone — a quaint neighbourhood set away from the Christmas chaos of Oxford Street — is offering one lucky reader the chance to win £500 to spend at any hotel, restaurant, independent retailer or experience in the area.
One of the most iconic retail destinations in the capital, soak up the Christmas atmosphere and treat loved ones (or yourself) to a unique gift or two at one of Portman Marylebone’s unique streets. Find a number of stylish menswear and elegant womenswear boutiques on Chiltern Street, before moving onto New Quebec Street, a community-driven street full of unique independent stores, or treat yourself to some delicious cuisine from one of the restaurants housed along Seymour Place. Retail highlights include Perfumer H and its unconventional scents, sustainable fashion from Ssōne, and William Crabtree’s classic menswear staples.
Make sure you visit Seymour Place, too, which is fast becoming one of Portman Marylebone’s most exciting dining destinations. Enjoy a sophisticated breakfast at Daisy Green, where you’ll find artisan coffee and an Aussie-inspired menu with eggs served up every which way along with award-winning banana bread. At lunch, choose from Basque-inspired tapas at Donostia or homemade gnocchi at authentic vegan restaurant The Gate. Come dusk, recharge at The Italian Greyhound, which pays homage to the neighbourhood bars or ‘bacaros’ of Italy.
Just a short stroll from Bond Street, Baker Street and Marble Arch station and easily accessible by car, train or tube, Portman Marylebone is the ideal spot to connect with friends and family this Christmas season.
Sound like your ideal day out? To enter, simply fill out the form below by 24 December 2022. Good luck!