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55 Baker Street
London
W1U 8EW
United Kingdom
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Living in Marylebone

Discover what those living and working in Marylebone love about the area. To see it from a different perspective #DiscoverMarylebone.

The area of Marylebone and Fitzrovia is a bustling, cosmopolitan district of London’s West End, located north of Oxford Street, west of Bloomsbury and east of Bayswater and Regent’s Park. It is primarily a residential area, but it is also an important centre for business, culture and education.

The area has become increasingly popular with city workers, with excellent commuting links to the city and Canary Wharf. Its proximity to the bustling West End, coupled with its village feel and sense of community, makes Marylebone and Fitzrovia a highly desirable area.

Marylebone High Street, often now known as Marylebone Village, was previously voted “London’s favourite street”. Its eclectic mix of shops and distinct café culture all add to its appeal, as shopping and eating is what Marylebone is all about.

Some of Marylebone’s best offerings include Daunt Books, Patricia Michelson’s cheese shop La Fromagerie, the butcher Ginger Pig and the Sunday farmers’ market which attracts over 30 stalls each week offering a huge range of farm grown produce, the freshest vegetables, salads, dairy produce, artisan breads, homemade cakes, free range and organic meat and poultry and lots more.

The Portman Village is an up and coming area of Marylebone to rival the famous High Street. Owned by the Portman Estate, and defined as the area between New Quebec Street and Seymour Place, it is now home to an array of independent retailers including quirky boutiques and some fantastic eateries. You can even join the Portman Village Club where members benefit from exclusive offers from the village’s local retailers.

Fitzrovia is a warren of small and charming streets, home to media organisations, and an array of gastronomic delights. Situated between Marylebone and Bloomsbury and north of Soho, the historically bohemian area was once home to such writers as Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw. Fitzrovia houses one of London’s tallest and most iconic buildings, the BT Tower.

Marylebone is home to many of London’s first-class attractions including the world famous Madame Tussauds, waxworks gallery, the esteemed Royal Academy of Music, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square and London Zoo, which is located in the tranquil surroundings of Regent’s Park.

Marylebone has outstanding education facilities including nurseries, primary and secondary schools, along with a university providing a great academic atmosphere.

It is a place of contrasts, from the stylish, eclectic and bustling high street, leading off into elegant squares and gracious roads which preserve an array of excellent Georgian housing, to the world renowned medical destination of Harley Street.

Marylebone truly is a delight of London.

Places of interest

  • Madame Tussauds
  • The Sherlock Holmes Museum
  • The Wallace Collection
  • The Colomb Art Gallery
  • Lisson Gallery
  • The Royal Academy of Music
  • Regent’s Park
  • Harley Street
  • Baker Street
  • London Zoo

 

Local authority

  • Westminster City Council
    P.O. Box
    240 Westminster City Hall
    64 Victoria Street
    London
    SW1E 6QP
    020 7641 6000

 

Taxi/chauffeur/ luxury car hire services

Opulently Driven
Luxury Car Hire & London Chauffeur services
20 Hanover Square
Mayfair
London
W1S 1JY
0207 993 5848

Property available in Marylebone

Marylebone is predominantly Georgian in character, and property ranges from mansion flats to newly built apartment blocks, and from pretty mews houses to impressive townhouses.

Marylebone is home to three majestic garden squares, Bryanston Square, Montagu Square and Manchester Square; property here is a mixture of Georgian lateral flat conversions and town houses, all with fantastic garden squares’ views and access to the private gardens.

Mansion block flats in the area provide spacious lateral living with more modern developments encompassing the latest in modern technology.

Marylebone is also famed for its mews houses, tucked away behind grand squares and elegant terraces, are some of the prettiest and most unusual period properties in central London.

History

The history of Marylebone can be traced back to the manor of Tyburn which was recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. In 1538 King Henry VIII created a Royal Hunting Park beside Marylebone, now known as Regent’s Park.

Much of Marylebone was still covered by fields and farms until the early part of the 18th century when Edward Harley, the 2nd Earl of Oxford realised the need for fashionable housing and commissioned the architect John Prince to draw a master plan, with Cavendish Square as the focal point.

Further architects were commissioned, building continued and today's tall dignified Georgian houses began to emerge. Perhaps the best known developments are Harley Street, Portland Place and Wimpole Street as well as the significant Howard de Walden Estate, created by an aristocratic family that still has important links to the area.

It is thought that Fitzrovia is probably named after the Fitzroy Tavern, a public house situated on the corner of Charlotte Street and Windmill Street, and frequented by writers, artist and poets in some kind of bohemian community. The Fitzroy Tavern was named after Charles Fitzroy (later Baron Southampton), who first developed the northern part of the area in the 18th century. Fitzroy built Fitzroy Square, the square is the most distinguished of the original architectural features of the district, having been designed in part by Robert Adam.

The south-western area was first developed by the Duke of Newcastle. By the beginning of the 19th century Fitzrovia was heavily built upon, severing one of the main routes through it, Marylebone Passage, an ancient pathway which used to snake from Oxford Street up to the River Bourne in Marylebone village. The only tiny remnant that remains today is the small alley off Margaret Street where, if you look at the road you can still see bits of the old cobbled street under the modern tarmac.

Two of London's oldest surviving residential walkways can be found in Fitzrovia. Colville Place and the pre-Victorian Middleton Buildings (built circa 1825) are in the old London style of a way.

Getting to Marylebone

 

Roads

  • 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

 

Rail

  • Marylebone Station (to destinations including Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Banbury, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Birmingham)

 

Underground

  • Edgware Road
  • 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)

 

Air

  • City Airport 11 miles approximately
  • Heathrow airport 18 miles approximately
  • Gatwick airport 35 miles approximately
  • Luton airport 35 miles approximately
  • Stanstead airport 40 miles approximately

Schools

Marylebone has a wealth of outstanding educational facilities; from nurseries up to university, the area offers some of the best schooling in London.

Preparatory Schools

  • Wetherby Preparatory School
    Bryanston Square
    London
    W1H 2EA
    020 7535 3520
  • The Old Grammar School
    248 Marylebone Road
    London
    NW1 6JF
    020 7723 8700

Primary Schools

  • St Vincent's Catholic Primary School
    London
    W1U 4DF
    020 7641 6110
  • St George’s School
    South Street
    London
    W1K 2XH
    020 7629 1196
  • Hampden Gurney Church of England Primary School
    London
    W1H 5HA
    0207 641 4195
  • Connaught House School
    47 Connaught Square
    London
    W2 2HL
    020 7262 8830
  • Sylvia Young Theatre School
    1 Nutford Place
    London
    W1H 5YZ
    0207 258 2330

Secondary Schools

  • Davies Laing and Dick College
    100 Marylebone Lane
    London
    W1U 2QB
    020 7935 8411
  • Portland Place School
    Portland Place
    London
    W1B 1NJ
    020 7307 8700
  • Queen’s College
    43-49 Harley Street
    London
    W1G 8BT
    0207 291 7000
  • Skola International Community School
    4 York Terrace
    East London
    NW1 4PT
    020 7935 1206
  • Southbank International School
    63-65 Portland Place
    London
    W1B 1QR
    020 7243 3803
  • St Marylebone C of E School
    64 Marylebone High Street
    London
    W1U 5BA
    020 7935 4704

Bars and restaurants

  • Home House Private Member’s Club
    20 Portman Square
    London
    W1H 6LW
    020 7670 2000
  • Purl Cocktail bar
    50/54 Blandford Street
    London
    W1U 7HX
    020 7935 0835
  • Fishworks Seafood restaurant
    89 Marylebone High Street
    London
    W1U 4QW
    020 7935 9796
  • Getti Italian restaurant
    42 Marylebone High Street
    London
    W1U 5HD
    020 7486 3753
  • Locanda Locatelli Michelin Star Italian/Sicilian restaurant
    8 Seymour Street
    London
    W1H 7HZ
    020 7935 9088
  • Villandry French restaurant
    170 Great Portland Street
    London
    W1W 5QB
    020 7631 3131
  • Galvin Bistrot de Luxe French restaurant
    66 Baker Street
    London
    W1U 7DJ
    020 7935 4007
  • La Porte des Indes Indian restaurant
    32 Bryanston Street
    Marble Arch
    W1H 7EG
  • The Grazing Goat British Gastropub
    6 New Quebec Street
    London
    W1H 7RQ
    020 7724 7243

Hospitals and medical practices

    • Marylebone Health Centre
      17a Marylebone Road
      London
      NW1 5LT
      020 7935 6328

 

    • The Princess Grace Hospital
      42-52 Nottingham Place
      London
      W1U 5NY
      020 7486 1234

 

    • BMI Fitzroy Square Hospital
      14 Fitzroy Square
      London
      W1T 6AH
      020 7388 4954

 

    • Western Eye Hospital
      Marylebone Road
      London
      NW1 5QH
      020 3312 6666

 

 

Theatres and cinemas

    • Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
      121 Harley Street
      London
      W1G 6AX

 

    • Everyman
      96-98 Baker Street
      London
      W1U 6TJ

 

    • Odeon
      10 Edgware Road
      Marble Arch
      London
      W2 2EN