Marylebone: A Guide To The Area

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Marylebone is one of the most famous areas of London and has an exhaustive amount to offer residents.  Whether you are looking to spend the day viewing tourist sites like Madame Tussauds, or have a stroll around one of its many parks, Marylebone has got it all. As all estate agents in Fitzrovia know, property in Marylebone is extremely varied and with large residential areas there is something for everyone.

Where is it?

As all estate agents know, Marylebone is situated in the heart of the W1 and comes under the City of Westminster.  It is bordered by Oxford Street to the South, Marylebone Road to the North, Edgware road to the West and Great Portland Street to the East. However, some estate agents consider Marylebone as a broader area, encompassing Regent’s Park to Dorset Square and even as far as Lisson Grove in St Johns Wood.

Did you know?

Marylebone was named after the St Marylebone Parish Church which was dedicated to Saint Mary.  The church was located on the banks of a stream called the Tybourne which ran along what is now known as Marylebone Lane.  Over time, St Mary at the Bourne was shortened and shortened until it became ‘Marylebone’ – the term that we know and use today.

Getting about:

Residents of Marylebone have easy access to excellent transport links with 8 tube stations, plenty of bus routes and Marylebone or Paddington mainline stations.  You can hop on a tube in Marylebone and have access to the Bakerloo Line, Jubilee Line, District Line, Circle Line and the Hammersmith & City line which for us estate agents based in W1, it’s very useful!

Things to do:

There is never a boring moment in Marylebone. At the heart of this area is Marylebone High Street, full of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops.  It’s a wonderful place to take a stroll down and whilst only a short walk from Oxford Street, it is far quieter.

For the tourist in you, there is Madame Tussauds, the Sherlock Holmes Museum, London Zoo…to name a few!

Finally for those of you into your art, there is the famous independent A and D gallery on Chiltern Street – a great place to spend the afternoon before heading out locally for some dinner.

Food:

Dating back to 1914, fish and chip shop Golden Hind is a Marylebone must – this quintessentially British dish is served here to perfection – we thinks its best eaten on the grass in Regents park on a nice evening.  Marylebone also has a wealth of food shops such as La Fromagerie, which was hailed as ‘one of the best’ cheese shops in England by Tatler Magazine. If you are planning a dinner party or just want to treat yourself to a dinner in, the award winning Ginger Pig butcher has won several awards for its meat including an accolade in the Observer Food Monthly awards.

What the area has to offer:

For families there is a selection of schools within close proximity such as Wetherby Preparatory School for boys and Queen’s College for girls, along with lots of activates and outside open space with parks such as Regents Park close by.  For professionals, the extensive transport links in Marylebone serve most of London so you’ll be sure to have an easy journey, wherever you are commuting to.

If you would like to find out more about property in Marylebone and W1, please contact Davis Brown estate agents.

 

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