Living in Marylebone
Marylebone and Fitzrovia is a prosperous inner-city area of central London, located north of Oxford Street, west of Bloomsbury and east of Bayswater and Regent’s Park. The area is a highly sought-after village due to the amazing properties and attractions on offer targeting families, young professionals and students.
Despite being in central London, Marylebone is known for being an area of calm and serenity. The heart of Marylebone is found around Marylebone High Street which is overflowing with charming coffee shops, eateries and boutiques. Marylebone is nearby the vast green open spaces of Regent’s Park and Hyde Park (both Royal Parks) allowing for an excellent escape from the hustle and bustle of central London.
If the wonderful parks will not attract you to Marylebone, then the fashionable shops, restaurants and entertainment no doubt will. Selfridges, which is voted the best department store in the world, is located on Oxford Street surrounded by an abundance of affluent shops and boutiques. Marylebone holds a Summer Fayre each year which is an occasion not to be missed.
Did You Know:
Charles Dickens, John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, H. G. Wells, Barbara Windsor, Madonna, Noel Gallagher and the fictional character Sherlock Holmes have all lived in Marylebone.
Architecture and property:
Most well-known for the beautiful, highly sought-after, Georgian squares, Victorian terraces and mansion blocks. The majority of the period buildings have been converted into stylish apartments yet keeping the traditional features. There are grand houses surrounding garden squares (Montagu Square, Bryanston Square, Manchester Square and Fitzroy Square to name a few) these are the most sought-after, as they are picturesque and traditional in the Marylebone area.
There are some stunning Mews houses creating an oasis of calm, scattered around Marylebone. New developments such as The Chilterns have been designed with luxury living in mind, with interiors from designer Rabih Hage. The W1 London is one of London’s new luxury residences occupying prime location on Marylebone High Street. The Park Crescent, London’s only Royal crescent looking out onto eight acres of outstanding private gardens. Harley Street and Wimpole Street are famous for the medical ambiance.
Who lives there:
As expected W1 and NW1 is made up of a colourful tapestry of residents. Marylebone has become increasingly popular with city workers due excellent transport links for the city. Students are attracted because both the University of Westminster and Regent’s University are close by. Marylebone has a family-friendly vibe and a village feel making the area highly desirable.
Where to eat:
Chiltern Firehouse – “Nuno Mendes’ original dishes, stylishly served in a Neo-Gothic ex-firehouse turned designer hotel”. L’Autre Pied, Trishna and Orrery (all Michelin star restaurants) for an evening of exquisite foods.
Every Sunday there is the Marylebone Farmers’ Market ranging between 30 and 40 selling the freshest vegetables, dairy produce, artisan breads, homemade cakes, free range and organic meat and poultry. There is quite literally something for everyone, a great way to be a part of the community.
Where to drink:
Marylebone is the ideal location to go for a drink and experience a vibrant nightlife. If you are looking for elegance then the Artesian in The Langham is perfect for a luxurious evening.
Madame Tussauds, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Wallace Collection in Manchester Square, Royal Academy of Music,and Wigmore Hall, theatres on the West End, London Zoo and the BBC headquarter in Portland Place.
Sports & Leisure: Fitness First is located on Baker Street perfectly positioned in the heart of Marylebone for a good work out. If Yoga is more your thing, then Indaba Yoga Studios is certainly worth a visit. Needless to say the green open spaces of both Royal Parks are nearby.
Shopping: Selfridges, the endless shops on Oxford Street, fashionable boutiques on Marylebone High Street are all fantastic attractions to Marylebone.
Parks & Green Spaces: Regent’s Park (410 acres) and Hyde Park(350 acres), Paddington Street Gardens (very close to Marylebone High Street).
Baker Street (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Hammersmith. District and Circle lines)
Regent’s Park (Bakerloo line)
Great Portland Street (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines)
Goodge Street (Northern line)
Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central, Victoria lines)
Bond Street (Central and Jubilee lines)
Marble Arch (Central line)
Overground: There is an overground mainline station which stands midway between Euston and Paddington.
Bus routes: Numerous buses from Baker Street serve central London including the 74, 82, 2, 189 and 139.
From the north the A41 and A400
From the east the A501
From the south the A4202 and the A4201
From the west the A40 and the A402
Marylebone has a wealth of outstanding educational facilities; from nurseries up to university, the area offers some of the best schooling in London.
Wetherby Preparatory School in Bryanston Square, The Old Grammar School on Marylebone Road,
St Vincent's Catholic Primary School, St George’s School, Hampden Gurney Church of England,
Connaught House School and Sylvia Young Theatre School
Davies Laing and Dick College in Marylebone Lane, Portland Place School, Queen’s College on
Harley Street, Skola International Community School, Southbank International School and St Marylebone C of E School on Marylebone High Street.
Council: City of Westminster
Marylebone council tax rates:
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