Welcome to Marylebone
The ultimate urban village, Marylebone residents enjoy a peaceful corner within the hustle and bustle of central London. There are almost limitless things to do in Marylebone; it’s rich with history and boasts an extensive cultural heritage, yet still manages to keep its finger directly on the pulse. New residential developments like Marylebone Square take inspiration from the existing architectural character of the area - while adding a luxurious modern twist. Bordering Oxford Street to the south and Regent’s Park to the north, Marylebone has everything at its fingertips.
Did you know?
Over the decades, icons like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Jimi Hendrix have all called Marylebone home.
For over 150 years, Harley Street has been a centre of medical innovation and cutting-edge procedures.
221b Baker Street is famously known as the residence of fictional character, Sherlock Holmes.
The very heart of Marylebone is the village, a tranquil oasis of small businesses surrounded by stunning Georgian properties. It’s filled with a wealth of independent shops - including the flagship Daunt Books store. Some of London’s most acclaimed and popular restaurants are located here, as well as a vibrant array of bars.
While Regent’s Park is only a few minutes’ walk away, there are green spaces in the village itself. Spend a sunny afternoon in the relaxing Paddington Street Gardens. Property in this area most commonly comes in the form of period conversions. Entire houses to rent in Marylebone are relatively uncommon, so those that do come on the market can command premium prices. Residents in Marylebone Village are close to three mainline stations: Paddington, Euston and Marylebone. Baker Street Underground station provides access to no less than five tube lines, a huge benefit for locals. From St. Vincent’s Catholic Primary School to St. Marylebone Church of England School, pupils here are well provided with ‘Outstanding’ education opportunities. A plethora of independent and international schools are available too. Marylebone Village has all the perks of city centre life whilst retaining a charming serenity.
North of the Marylebone Road lies Lisson Grove. This is where the more affordable houses for sale in Marylebone can be found. Lisson Grove is famed for the Church Street Market, where you can find treasures like antiques and vintage clothes. Proximity to the Regent’s Canal and Regent’s Park give residents an excellent selection of walks.
Considerable post-war development in Lisson Grove means there are numerous purpose-built blocks alongside Georgian terraces. Amidst these, other flats for sale in Marylebone include those in mansion blocks, converted industrial buildings and new builds. Families in Lisson Grove have an excellent choice of schools. For younger children, Christ Church Bentinck Church of England School has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. King Solomon Academy, also ‘Outstanding’ educates both primary and secondary-age children. Meanwhile, transport links here are second to none. Marylebone Station offers both National Rail links and access to the Bakerloo line. Alternatively, you can jump on the Circle, District and Hammersmith and City lines with ease at Edgware Road. Those looking for more reasonably priced property for sale in Marylebone can’t go far wrong with Lisson Grove.
The best of Marylebone: things to do
Diners in Marylebone are spoiled for choice. Experience authentic Italian recipes and exceptional service, dive into the comforting flavours of dim sum or head out for a decadent night of Oysters - to name just a few of your options.
Unpretentious, this trattoria focuses on one thing: delicious Italian food. Prices are very reasonable, and the portions are refreshingly generous. The staff will even help you recreate something you enjoyed at dinner in your own kitchen. Many of the finest ingredients they use are also available for purchase from its deli.
Head out for dinner with a side dish of Hollywood glamour. This former fire station was decommissioned in 2005 before it became a firm favourite amongst the A-list. Princess Beatrice even had her engagement party at this five-star hotel. Bobby Groves’ - the Head of Oysters - creations are always well received.
This critically acclaimed Chinese restaurant is beloved by professionals and families alike. They’ve been serving up some of the best dim sum in the capital for over twenty years. Step into the banquet-style hall once and you’re bound to return. The weekend queues speak for themselves, so make sure to book ahead.
One thing is for sure: Marylebone has got cocktails covered. Transport yourself back to the excitement of prohibition or learn how to make classic cocktails from the best. There are plenty of other options for locals craving a coffee - or a decent Bordeaux.
A speakeasy-style bar that’s theatrical from start to finish. The cocktails are certainly no exception to this. Purl aims to create multi-sensory and experimental drinks for their clientele. Atmosphere is everything here, and you won’t be disappointed. Grab some friends and book one of their alcove tables for a jazz-filled night to remember.
One of the most beloved watering holes in Marylebone. Classic pub interiors are mixed with explosions of florals and unusual design points. Spirits are all infused with botanicals in-house to ensure quality. Once you’re truly smitten with the place, we recommend trying out one of their great value cocktail masterclasses.
By day it’s a cafe serving delicious coffee, tempting meals and mouth-watering pastries. At night the venue transforms into a basement cocktail bar. Exposed brick walls combine with brightly coloured textiles to create something that manages to be simultaneously chic and cosy. Get comfortable and settle in, whatever the time of day.
There is so much to entertain you in Marylebone, you’ll be hard pressed to find a reason to leave. Enjoy the absolute cutting edge of theatre and comedy and the great masterpieces of classical music, all on your doorstep.
This renowned fringe theatre venue has one of the most exciting programmes around. Comedy nights, jazz shows, musicals and theatre will keep you perpetually entertained. Make sure to catch the monthly ‘scratch’ night where performers showcase their newest creations - entry is just £1.
Regent Street Cinema
The birthplace of British Cinema. In 1896, the UK’s first ever moving picture was screened here. It was lovingly restored and reopened by Westminster University in 2015. Films here are varied and well curated. From 35mm classics to 4K new releases, all you need now is some popcorn.
For 200 years this concert hall has been bringing the world’s greatest compositions to life. Specialising in chamber and instrumental music, they work to showcase established and emerging artists alike. Witness a performance here and experience an integral part of London’s cultural fabric.
No Marylebone area guide would be complete without mentioning some of its world-famous attractions. Madame Tussauds began on Baker Street, as did the protagonist of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous literary works, Sherlock Holmes.
Tour one of the most impressive art collections in the world. Sculpture, paintings, and the decorative arts all feature in abundance. Bequeathed to the British nation in 1897, you’ll never tire of this publicly owned collection. Take in a Titian and examine a suit of armour, all in the same day.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Despite its diminutive size, this beloved museum attracts thousands of visitors each year. Dedicated to Marylebone’s most famous fictional resident, it’s well worth a visit. The immersive experience aims to recreate the Victorian world of Sherlock Holmes that has captured imaginations for so long.
One of London’s most famous attractions has been located in Marylebone since its inception in the 1830s. Exiled during the French Revolution, wax sculptor Marie Tussaud came to England. Today, the wax museum bearing her namesake has certainly come a long way. Your visit will feature waxworks of everyone from today’s pop darlings to Queen Elizabeth herself.
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Due to its central location, Pimlico has always been attractive to international and domestic buyers alike. Properties within the Pimlico Grid, a conservation area built in the 19th century, are highly sought-after. Garden squares in this area are particularly popular. As for property type, terraced houses are few and far between and therefore in high demand, whilst first floor flats will always get snapped up quickly. Recently, upper floor maisonettes have seen a surge in popularity, as access to a roof terrace or balcony is now a major selling point.
Marsh & Parsons in the Marylebone community
We don’t just sell and let property in London; we’re Londoners too. Engaging with our local communities is at the heart of Marsh & Parsons’ ethos and we have supported local organisations, schools, charities, businesses and community groups over the years.
Supporting local businesses
We stopped by Penny Blooms and Beans Florists to hear more about bringing the beauty of Chelsea’s famous gardens into people’s homes and spoke with the owners of Meson Don Felipe about tapas, creating a little bit of Spain in the UK, and what they love about Central London.Find out more