Visit London's Ultra-Cool Chiltern Street

By Condé Nast Traveler - 2014-01-17T17:19:29Z

Photograph by Robert Faire

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Buzzed-About, Bustling Blocks

A once-sleepy stretch of storefronts, Chiltern Street—the charming thoroughfare in London’s central enclave of Marylebone—has recently become a much-buzzed-about, bustling block thanks to the arrival of a crop of new boutiques. Ventures from Monocle founder Tyler Brûlé and clothier Mats Klingberg sit alongside novelty shops from centuries-old brands, making the street the perfect spot to while away an afternoon—and, with the opening of André Balazs’s new hotel, even stay the night.

Tucked behind a striped awning, Tyler Brûlé’s Monocle Café offers fresh roasts from Allpress Espresso, small bites, and fragrant cardamom rolls from Stockholm’s Fabrique bakery. Red-oak counters and booths lined with framed travel photos evoke a Scandinavian vibe.

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