Marylebone Area Guide

Located in Zone 1, Marylebone offers residents the opportunity to live right in the heart of Central London, with lively areas such as Regent’s Park, Fitzrovia and Paddington all nearby. It is close to the major shopping districts, Oxford Circus and Covent Garden, as well as being conveniently located to the West End where you can find world-class theatre shows. Despite its central location, you can often find pockets of calm throughout Marylebone with green spaces and quiet streets contributing to a affluent village feel.  Properties in Marylebone are perfect for working professionals and families who love living close to the city centre but also want to get a sense of calm around their property.

The history of Marylebone can be dated as far as the Norman Conquest of the 11th Century where it is believed that the area originally housed two manors, Lilestone and Tyburn, the latter being used for public executions. Today, Marylebone is abundance of luxury and commerce with designer shops and exquisite restaurants surrounding the area and infamous attractions close by.

Transport

Tube:

Marylebone Underground Station Zone 1: Bakerloo Line and the Elizabeth Line (opening soon)

Marylebone to Oxford Circus: 5-minute tube / 27-minute walk

Marylebone to Waterloo: 12-minute tube / 60-minute walk

Marylebone to Paddington: 3-minute tube / 15-minute walk

Train:

Marylebone Station to Bicester Village: 50-minutes

Marylebone Station to Oxford: 1hr 8 minutes

Marylebone Station to Birmingham Moor Street: 1hr 50 minutes

Marylebone Station to High Wycombe: 45-minutes

Bus:

Bus Number 18: Euston

Bus Number 27: Chalk Farm

Bus Number 205: Bow Church

Average Rental Price

1 bed: £2,886 pcm

2 bed: £3,532 pcm

3 bed: £9,650 pcm

4 bed: £10,768 pcm

Council Tax

To be paid to Westminster City Council

https://www.westminster.gov.uk/council-tax-bands-and-rates

Schools

There are a number of outstanding Ofsted rated schools in the area. Primary schools that are highly rated are Hampden Gurney C of E and St Vincent’s RC. An outstanding secondary school is Arks’ King Solomon Academy. There are quite a few private schools in the area with the best ones being Wetherby Senior, Francis Holland and Halcyon London International.

Life in Marylebone

Marylebone is an affluent area with its many beautiful streets and luxury amenities. The Central London location puts you at the heart of a bustling city with a vast amount of attractions, restaurants, bars and activities either on your doorstep or a short journey away. With so many exciting things to do in the local area, below are some of our suggestions of where to eat, drink and have fun.

Food & Drink:

-          Orrey

Located on Marylebone High Street, Orrey is a place to experience French fine dining at its best. The interior is elegant with a pastel and white colour scheme allowing the restaurant to be an equally perfect spot for a business lunch or a romantic date. The menu boasts flavoursome dishes such as Seafood Ravioli, Pea & Mint Risotto and a Farmhouse Cheese Trolley (what’s not to love about a trolley of cheese!). You can then finish your evening on the roof terrace to enjoy stunning views across London.

-          Cocochan

Cocochan is a stylish, pan-Asian restaurant offering customers a wide-range of exotic dishes ranging from small plates of sushi and dim sum to larger plates such as black cod in miso and kimchee lamb cutlets. The restaurant is split across three different dining areas as well as having outdoor patio seating that allows you to not only have an authentic meal but enjoy some after-dinner drinks. The sleek interior creates a luxurious feel with dim lighting, black and white furnishing and dramatic wall art.

-          Burlock

Step back in time to the 1920’s in this vintage-inspired basement bar. Here, you can find alternative interiors such as floral wallpapers and sewing machines on the tables. Burlock is one of the largest rum houses in the UK offering their customers over 200 types of rum. If drinking rum straight isn’t your thing, try it out in one of their cocktails which between 5pm and 7pm on weekdays and 6pm and 9pm on Saturday are only £5.

Culture & Leisure:

Selfridges

Only a 15-minute walk, Selfridges is one of the world’s biggest and greatest department stores and should be experienced by everyone. Opened by Harry Selfridge in 1909, this award-winning department store offers almost every designer brand you can think of along with high street brands, jewellery, accessories, haute cuisine, home and technology. You can even head onto the rooftop for some dinner and drinks in the summer months for some beautiful views. Even if you don’t buy anything, it is a breath-taking place to walk around and enjoy with family or friends.  Keep an eye on their social media pages to see upcoming events and exhibitions that take place such as talks, product launches and celebrity appearances.

-          Hyde Park

Covering an impressive 350 acres of land and home to over 4000 trees, lakes, gardens and flowers, it is easy to forget that Hyde Park is in the centre of London, South West of Marylebone. Whether you go with children, friends, a partner or simply by yourself, there is always something for everyone to enjoy in Hyde Park. You can ride pedalos on the lake; play sports on the tennis courts; enjoy a cup of coffee at the lakeside restaurant or have cycle round the whole park. Come Christmas time, Hyde Park turns into the infamous Winter Wonderland which is a magical environment of yuletide festivities.

-          Daunt Books

Daunt Books is an impressive bookstore located on Marylebone High Street and home to thousands of books of all genres. The flagship, Edwardian store has a striking interior of oak balconies, conservatory-style ceilings and beautiful, stained-glass windows. Daunt Books has been the go-to store for residents of Marylebone for 25 years and is now in the top 10 best shops to visit in the whole of London. Whether you’re after a specific book, want to mooch around or even just want to see some stunning interior, then head down to Daunt Books.

Is it for you?

If you enjoy the immersive city lifestyle and want to live in one of the most chic neighbourhoods available, then Marylebone is the place for you. Ideal for working professionals and families who want to be close to local amenities such as shops, restaurants, green spaces schools and bars and those who have an active social life. If you’re looking for short commutes and impressive properties, its time to start searching in Marylebone.

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