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Scamp & Dude’s essential guide to Marlow

Planning on visiting our Marlow store this Easter holidays? Set on the picturesque banks of the River Thames, Marlow’s a wonderful place to explore, eat, sleep (and shop!). Here are some of our favourite local haunts…
Scamp & Dude Shop on Marlow High streetA lady stood on Marlow bridge wearing a Scamp & Dude Ivory with Black Star Maxi Sundress


Whether you’re day tripping down to visit our Marlow store or staying for the weekend to explore the likes of Cliveden, Odds Farm and the surrounding area with family, Marlow has so many things to see and do:

Higginson Park  (A stone’s throw away from our shop)
With 23 acres of lawns that are perfect for picnicking, Higginson Park holds a prestigious Green Flag Award as one of the country’s outstanding parks. Choose between riverside walks, a children’s play area or a bite to eat in its enviable café. There is a Sainsbury’s and a Lidl a short walk away for picnic supplies!

Cliveden (Less than a 15-minute drive from Marlow)
National Trust Member? Head to Cliveden National Trust. Set high above the Thames with far reaching views, you can explore woodlands and its iconic formal gardens, try not to lose yourself in the maze, relax on a skippered boat trip, or let children’s imagination run wild in the Story Book Play Den.

Odds Farm Park (A 15-minute drive from Marlow)
Need to entertain children during the school holidays? Odds Farm Park is loved regardless of the weather. Head out for the day and you’ll find lots of animal fun, outdoor adventure and giant play.

Boats on the River Thames in Marlow
Jo stood in the doorway of the Scamp & Dude Marlow store


Home to our flagship store, it’s hard not to spot passersby wearing our vibrant Super Scarves along the High Street. Still looking for a shopping hit? Here’s a few of our favourite local shops

The Marlow Bookshop
Awarded the “Best Bookshop in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire” in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2019, this is an award-winning independent bookshop for adults and kids.

Marlow Toys
Looking to entertain the children? Marlow Toys is a wonderful independent specialist toy shop, stocking all the latest toys and games for kids of all ages.

Keeeps Pottery
Keeeps is a stylish pottery store and studio, offering pottery handmade by UK potters and sensational pottery classes and courses.

Laurent's Deli
Get that local village feel when you step into this traditional deli. Selling fresh fruit & veg, bread, cheeses, cured meat, patisseries and more, you can also stock up on wine, as well as fresh coffee.

Un Dimanche a Paris
A French independent multi-brands boutique that offers a personal and inspiring shopping experience for all.

Sansom Reed
An inspiring boutique with a collection of unique finds focusing on conscious fashion, accessories and interiors.

An Easter themed tablescape with bright flowers, candles and glasses, bunny ornaments and an almond croissant
A homeware store selling neutral and blue furniture, lamps ornaments and plants


It’s easy to feel inspired when exploring this scenic town. Why not pop into an interiors shop and take home something to freshen up your space.

Sara Hughes
A truly unique collection of vintage and contemporary homeware, be ready to stumble upon some hidden gems.

India Jane
Filled with classic and timeless pieces, this iconic homeware store is perfect for finding that special piece to be treasured forever.

Twenty Three Living
Whether it’s candles, soaps, trinkets or tableware, Twenty Three Living has a wide range of ethically sourced, eco products for guilt free shopping.


A spicy chicken dish with flat bread at Megan's restaurantAn indoor table at Megan's restaurant on Marlow High street


Filled with a wide range of chain and independent coffee shops and restaurants, Marlow is a foodie’s dream. When not dashing into the local Cedar Coffee Shop, here are some of our favourites to visit...
Perfect for all day dining, Megan’s is a neighbourhood, dog friendly café & restaurant. Inspired by the Mediterranean, homemade dishes are warming, hearty and healthy (it’s some of our team’s favourite lunch spot!)
Feast Over Flame
Enjoy a private boat ride to a mystery location and a five-course alfresco interactive dining experience with your very own Big Green Egg BBQ where you’ll taste a stunning seasonal menu with a choice of delicious cocktails and drinks. Every Thursday Evening, Friday Evening, Saturday Lunch & Evening from 4th May 2023.
The Oarsman
A contemporary Bistro Pub & Wine Bar serving bistro-style seasonal dishes from an open kitchen. Watch as the chefs create and produce delicious dishes with big flavours and small plates served from the charcuterie and larder counter.
The Mixing Jug
Experience a vibrant menu of nutritious juices and smoothies, as well as speciality coffee and cocktails. We also love their wholesome bagels & baked goods.
The Ivy Marlow Garden
Expect glamour and glitz at this popular high street spot. Afternoon tea - which has become something of a speciality at The Ivy – is our go to, with a glass of fizz to really enjoy the moment.
A luxurious bed in a hotel
A luxurious bed in a hotel


Make the most of your time in and around Marlow by staying overnight in this Thames-side town. From cosy, B&B boltholes to 5* hotels that offer luxury spa experiences, there’s something to suit every budget:

The Hand and Flowers
The first pub to ever receive two Michelin Stars and may just be the most beautiful and romantic restaurant in Marlow. Book a table and if you can, a room for the night to truly in its luxurious bedrooms.

Crowne Plaza Marlow
A refined hotel experience surrounded by leafy British countryside. Make the most of its indoor pool & indulgent spa facility.

The Chequers
In the perfect location - opposite the Scamp & Dude store! - The Chequers offers a boutique hotel experience with bespoke bedrooms furnished with sensational sink-in beds to ensure a great night’s sleep.

Glade End Guest House
A stylish haven B&B in the heart of Marlow. Perfect for a stop-and-go sleepover when visiting the local area.

The Compleat Angler
Escape to a tranquil riverside setting at this luxury hotel in Marlow, located on the willow fringed banks of the River Thames.

Travel and Parking

Travelling with little ones? Give them a run around at the riverside park that’s filled with swings and climbing frames and treat them to a marshmallow hot chocolate afterwards at the local kiosk. If the heavens open, head to The Library opposite our store for some respite. The high street offers 30-minute free parking but for those looking to enjoy everything Marlow has to offer, park up at Dean Street, Car Park or Pound Lane Car Park for just £6 for 24 hours.