Enjoy stress-free, last minute Christmas shopping at Portman Marylebone

AS CHRISTMAS Day fast approaches, we are entering the panic-buying phase of trying to secure gifts on time for our loved ones. Whether you are in a desperate state of panic lacking in inspiration, or searching for a gift for the person who has everything, the merry lined streets of Portman Marylebone in central London are a haven of uniqueness offering a wide array of stores and restaurants different to the norm.

Replace the hellish rush of Oxford Circus and Regent Street with an entirely new shopping experience. Stretching across Chiltern Street, New Quebec Street, George Street and Seymour Place, Portman Marylebone champions luxury craftsmanship, exquisite cuisine and expert curation, perfect for finding a unique gift or for a festive day out with friends and family.

Portman Estate - Portman Marylebone Christmas 2022

Portman Estate - Portman Marylebone Christmas 2022Portman Marylebone

Clothing stores include the likes of William Crabtree and Sons, a fine knitwear tailor offering expert wool creations from Scotland and Norway, as well as a bespoke made-to-measure service. Likewise, combat the cold weather at the Ssōne pop up store, championing 100% pure cashmere creations straight from Amsterdam.

From luxury clothing to luxury gifting, become immersed in the fine fragrances created by Perfumer H, whose earthy and intoxicating scents bottled in keepsake hand blown glass take the ideal of niche luxury perfumes to a whole new level. Or, for the wine connoisseur, experience the wide reaching selection of wines from Philglas and Swiggot (pun intended), boasting a varied curation ranging in price from all over the world.

Portman Estate - Portman Marylebone Christmas 2022

Portman Estate - Portman Marylebone Christmas 2022Portman Marylebone

In addition to its extensive collection of stores, Portman Marylebone have also mastered a diverse selection of cafés and restaurants. It’s newest addition, T by Tamara, is surely one of central London’s most exciting lunch hotspots, merging traditional and experimental sensibilities of Levanti cuisine and baked goods. Boasting a menu which speaks to her heritage, founder Tamara injects a sense of personality and endearment into every dish, able to be gifted this Christmas with specially crafted hampers including products from independent women-led businesses.

From the Levant to India, Trishna is another dining spot residing in the estate that should not be missed. Mixing traditional dishes from the Indian coast with a modern flare, this Michelin star awarded eatery is a heavenly excursion through eastern cuisine, able to be experienced in its entirety with a new five course festive tasting menu.

Though a mere selection of  many shops and restaurants offered by Portman Marylebone, there is something sure to cater to every taste, both during holiday season and beyond.

by Ben Sanderson 

Discover Portman Marylebone’s full directory of establishments here.