Marylebone Property Guide
Property for Sale or Rent in Marylebone
Boost the beginning of the week with breakfast at Tapa Room on Marylebone High Street. It recently made Time Out list of best places to have breakfast in Central London. With good food on your mind, now is the time to call Marylebone’s Chiltern Firehouse on Chiltern Street - the restaurant of the moment in London and beloved by A-list stars - to see if they have any tables for the weekend.
Tourist attractions shouldn’t be overlooked by residents. Make time for the Sherlock Holmes Museum on Baker Street and if you have children to entertain, Madame Tussauds on Marylebone Road is a must visit. On the way home stop off at All Souls Church on Langham Place - whether you want a sense of peace, to say a prayer or just admire the gorgeous John Nash-designed Regency architecture.
Make it a midweek habit to see a film at the Everyman Cinema on Baker Street. On your way to the movie take a detour to Portman Square - historically home to peers, earls, baronets and dukes. Such is the desirability, buyers of these properties for sale in Marylebone normally have to join a waiting list.
It’s easy to lose track of time in Marylebone Village, with is shops, restaurants, hotels and cultural institutions, so don’t book anything else into your diary. The emphasis is on individuality and quality. Stop by the Claude Gallery, take an exercise class at The Third Space or perfect your culinary skills at one of the Village’s two cookery schools - Divertimenti and La Cucina Caldesi.
Give yourself the afternoon off to explore some of Marylebone’s finest cultural attractions. Wigmore Hall in Wigmore Street is one of the world’s greatest concert halls, and specialises in chamber and instrumental music, while The Wallace Collection on Manchester Square is a national museum set in a historic townhouses, with regular fine art exhibitions.
Marylebone High Street is the centre of the community with restaurants, boutiques, high-end chains and one-off stores selling everything from Scandinavian furniture to cheese. Look out for Aspinals of London, The Conran Shop, Paul Smith, Agnes B, Anthropologie and Maje, among others. Still looking to shop? ‘Cabbages and Frocks’ is a weekly market supplying both fresh vegetables and designer clothing, held in the grounds of St Marylebone Parish Church every Saturday.
A keen cook with your eye on a Sunday banquet? Head to Marylebone Farmers’ Market, which takes place every Sunday at the Cramer Street car park between 10 am and 2pm. Around 30 to 40 stalls sell speciality, organic and locally-produced goods - from unusual salad leaves to beautiful freshly-shucked oysters.
Marylebone Need to know
- Located in the centre of the capital between Hyde Park, Oxford Circus and Regent’s Park
- Westminster City Council is responsible for council tax charges in Marylebone
- The exclusive Marylebone Summer Fayre is an annual highlight among residents
- The Portman Estate encompasses 110 acres of Marylebone and over 500 properties. Another 92 acres of Marylebone come under the Howard de Walden estate
- Marylebone is in Zone 1 with a number of Tube station serving the neighbourhood, including eponymous Marylebone (Bakerloo), Baker Street (Bakerloo, Metropolitan, Circle and Hammersmith & City), Marble Arch (Central Line), Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria and Bakerloo) and Bond Street (Central and Jubilee)
- Marylebone is also National Rail terminus
- Bus routes and taxis are plentiful, the latter aided by the Uber app
Many buyers of property for sale in Marylebone are bought by families attracted to the good state primary schools in the area, which include Hampden Gurney, St Vincent’s RC and St George’s CofE. Private prep schools include Abercorn and Queen’s College Preparatory for Girls. State secondary schools include St Marylebone School and King Solomon Academy (3 – 18 years) on Penfold Street. Queen’s College and Francis Holland in Regent's Park are private alternatives.
Marylebone takes its name from the medieval church St Mary’s, which was originally built on the banks of the Tyburn or Ty-Bourne. This led to the monika St Mary-le-Bourne, which was eventually shortened to Marylebone. The neighbourhood’s chequered past includes being the location for the Middlesex Gallows in the 14th century, providing prime hunting ground for King Henry VIII in the 16th century and as the home of fictitious detective Sherlock Holmes. Today Marylebone is awash with pretty squares, public gardens and a village atmosphere, all set in a Georgian ‘grid’ layout.