St. Christopher's Place

St. Christopher's Place, London: Address, Phone Number, St. Christopher's Place Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Christopher's Place
4.5
The area
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Marylebone offers what so many London neighborhoods cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience. Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it from Soho and Mayfair, exclusive Regent Street marks its border with Fitzrovia, and cosmopolitan Edgware Road serves as its western edge. Within this enviably situated quarter are an array of outstanding restaurants (from Michelin darlings to down and dirty cheeseburgers), an impressive assortment of independently owned shops, and some of the city's quietest and most pleasant nooks, crannies and cobbled lanes.
How to get there
  • Bond St • 2 min walk
  • Oxford Circus • 8 min walk
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Brian N
Brentwood, UK16 contributions
Disappointed.
Nov 2021
We visted this restaurant last evening. We both look at dining-out as an event; therefore we were both very dissappointed with our experience. The restaurant we were told had only opened two weeks ago, but that was not an excuse of how we were treated. The decor of the restaurant was very nice, someone had spent an awful amount of money fitting-out the restaurant, however the tables for two were so close together that it was difficult to have any personal space. The waiters were plesant but the Maitre d was useless. My Wife and I ordered fillet steak with bearnaise sauce which took ages to arrive. The quality of the food was good but we ordered the steak for my Wife to be medium to well done and my steak to be medium. Both steaks were served after 30 minutes both medium and no bearnaise sauce. We complained to the Maitre d who seemed to interogate us if we had ordered the bearnaise sauce and asked us to identify the waiter who served us, a fact that any good Maitre d should have known. He removed my Wife's fillet steak for it to be cooked to medium to well-done and disappeared. I finished my steak without any bearnaise sauce. My Wife's steak was returned after I finished my steak. We asked further for the bearnaise sauce for my Wife. As my Wife had finished her steak the waiter served the bearnaise sauce which was rejected. Our dining experence was spoiled in our opinion by the absolute inability of the Maitre d in controlling the front of house. The reason we had a disastrous dining experience I am afraid ultimately rests with the Maitre d. In fact both my Wife and I ate alone as we were served seperately. "Some Event". The ambience of the resaurant and the food was good, pricey although you have to expect this for this type of restaurant, seriously let down by a Maitre d who flaunts around playing as a Maitre d who when a problem occures hides behind his staff. Not a good start for this nice restaurant.
Written November 7, 2021
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Christophergiles
Grantham, UK277 contributions
Great location
Jul 2021
Went to this area to have a meal but some very good shops in this area. Their is some building work going on so a little noisy.
Written July 20, 2021
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,071 contributions
Lovely spot
Aug 2020 • Friends
I love this little square just off Oxford Street. You'd never know you were in central London when having a coffee here. Really easy to find, just behind Debenhams.
Written April 12, 2021
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Brian T
London, UK4,542 contributions
A calm, pretty and historic shopping precinct in Central London
Dec 2020
St Christopher’s Place is a charming little alleyway and small piazza between Oxford Street and Wigmore Street in Central London. It’s an extension of the equally charming Gee’s Court, though the two adjoining alleyways in their entirety are usually regarded as St Christoper’s Place.

It’s not always been such a charming spot, however. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries it was a slum, along the route (now Oxford Street) which lead directly to the Tyburn Gallows at Marble Arch - the last public hanging took there in 1783.

It was redeveloped in the 1870s, and became a bit of a centre for historic trades such a lamp making, chandlers, cheese-mongers, drapers and bookmakers. But as Oxford Street developed into the busy commercial hub that it is today, St Christopher’s Place suffered considerable decline and was set for demolishment in the 1960s. It was rescued by a property developer, and the architectural heritage of the area was preserved.

Today, it’s home to an eclectic range of unique brands and independent boutiques and eateries, set in a period shopping thoroughfare that is popular with Londoner’s and visitors. As you wander and browse you’ll find a unique selection of mens’ and ladies’ fashion items, jewellery, gift items and accessories, and beauty and grooming outlets. The selection of dining options for eat-in and take-out is also very good; I particularly like Euphorium, Sofra and Cote Brasserie, though there were COVID restrictions in place with outlets when I visited recently.

I love wandering through St Christopher’s Place, and it’s one of my favourite little corners of London. It’s atmospheric, olde-worlde, and pretty. It’s especially lovely at Christmas time when the decorations go up; there’s always a quirky Christmas addition in the little piazza, and this year the ‘Christmas Fairy’ is a triumph.

You can easily miss the very narrow entrance off Oxford Street (on the same side as Selfridges Department Store), just near James Street. Look out for the large red clock on Oxford Street, and the curious silver statue above the narrow entrance.

It’s worth a visit, and you will certainly appreciate its relative peace and calmness after the frenzy, hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.
Written December 23, 2020
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waldorf53
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,282 contributions
Great eateries
Aug 2020
A favourite location to find something to eat in London, lots of choice and we’ve never had a bad experience in any of the restaurants. Give them your support.
Written September 21, 2020
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Caren M
1 contribution
A tranquil retreat in the centre of London
Aug 2020
Sofra in St Christopher's Place is one of my favourite places to catch up with friends. The staff are always friendly and helpful, the food is delicious and the prices are extremely reasonable. It is very central but tucked away in a picturesque alley
Written August 29, 2020
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Bergbahnn
Beavercreek, OH380 contributions
Calm in the Swirl of Oxford Street!
Feb 2020
As you are walking down the street across from the Bond Street Tube Stop there is a small gap between buildings with a sign by the curb pinting to St Christopher's Place. That sidewalk opens up to one of the most unique neighborhoods in London, populated with a variety of small restaurants and unique small shops. We havew tried several of the restaurants and were never disappointed. The street is only 2 blocks long but is amazing. If ypu turn left at the end you can come down the next street for even more choices. It makes and interesting detour and can result in a surprisingly good meal!
Written March 23, 2020
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Helena D
1 contribution
Awful
Mar 2020 • Friends
Worst Carbonara I have ever had ! Barely warm , absolutely tasteless, not even remotely creamy even when a little Parmesan was grated over it and full of what tasted like hard bits of grit - presumably meant to be bacon/ prosciutto. Dreadful attempt at Carbonara !
Written March 4, 2020
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,071 contributions
Loved it
Feb 2020
So glad my friend knew this little square existed. What a find! Lots of cafes and restaurants a stone's throw away from Oxford Street. A really quiet place to sit down and take the load off. Definitely worth a visit if shopping on Oxford Street.
Written February 22, 2020
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Getaway277249
6 contributions
Quaint square down an alley way off Oxford Street
Dec 2019
Lovely Christmas decorations and restaurants, good place to have a wander through and look in the shops there
Written January 3, 2020
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