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Home to the Wigmore Hall, Selfridge’s, the Wallace Collection and celebrity hotspot the Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone has firmly shaken off its slightly dowdy image of old and transformed itself into one of the most fashionable areas to live in Central London.
Focused around the shopping mecca of Marylebone High Street, voted ‘Best London Street’ by BBC Radio 4 listeners, residents will find they have no shortage of upmarket chains, classy independent retailers, cafés, restaurants and bars to keep them busy. Particularly known for interiors and design shops, it also boasts a range of fashion boutiques, not to mention an array of specialist food outlets and regular food and crafts markets.
There’s currently a real buzz about the Marylebone property market due to a recent raft of new restaurant and hotel openings which has attracted new buyers to the market, making Marylebone one of London’s most sought-after locations. Home to numerous celebrities past and present, including Paul McCartney, Madonna, Noel Gallagher and Barbara Windsor, it is unsurprising that prices in the area have skyrocketed.
Bordered by Oxford Street, Edgware Road, Regent’s Park and Portland Place, Marylebone is a highly desirable enclave right in central London. Its character comes primarily from the Howard de Walden and Portman Estates, with their many elegant Georgian townhouses, impressive garden squares and luxurious portered blocks. Those looking for property for sale in Marylebone are in for a treat, although a generous budget will also be required.
As one of the most long-standing and experienced Marylebone estate agents, Aston Chase has in-depth knowledge of the area and properties on offer both for sale and for rent. We have established relationships with prominent vendors and landlords over our more than 35 years of selling and letting properties of distinction in Marylebone, which privies us to having access to properties prior to them being opening marketed as well as many “off-market” properties which are reserved only for the most discerning clients. Whether you’re looking for your next home or investment opportunity in Marylebone, contact Aston Chase and our award-winning team will take time to fully understand your requirements, budget and ideal location, and then utilise our expert local knowledge and resources to find exactly what you’re looking for.
The area has been well-known since the 14th century when it was home to the Middlesex Gallows, otherwise known as “Tyburn Tree”, and attracted spectators from all over London for 400 years. During the 16th century, the area was used by Henry VIII as a royal hunting park.
Two famous estates are primarily responsible for creating Marylebone’s elegant housing stock: the Portman Estate, which dates from 1553 and owns 110 acres covering Edgware Road, Marble Arch, Oxford Street and Baker Street; and The Howard de Walden Estate, which owns the majority of the 92 acres of real estate in the heart of Marylebone from Marylebone High Street in the east to Portland Place in the west.
Prosperous and very much in demand, the wider area offers a huge variety of property for sale from Georgian terraces to Victorian blocks, as well as mews houses. Marylebone offers residents all the benefits of living in the heart of Central London, combined with high-quality village life moments from Regent’s Park. Bordered by Oxford Street, Edgware Road, Regent’s Park and Portland Place, the Howard de Walden and Portman Estates are primarily responsible for creating this highly desirable enclave.
Marylebone is a shopping paradise, offering an abundance of world-class global and independent retailers alike. Marylebone High Street is a convenient hub for athleisure wear as it features both Sweaty Betty and Lululemon, as well as the popular, smaller clothing stores of Monsoon, ME+EM and Ba&ash amongst others.
Alternatively, Oxford Street hosts the larger and/or more famous retailers, from the renowned Selfridge’s department store and John Lewis to Zara, Next, and just about any other major fashion chain.
In a quiet enclave just behind Oxford Street, St Christopher’s Place is where to come for boutique shopping and al fresco dining away from all the hustle and bustle.
Marylebone has such a vast array of bars and restaurants it’s impossible to list them all individually, but here are a few options guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds: Michelin-starred Locanda Locatelli (Seymour Street) combines a long-lasting Italian wow factor with outstanding service and remains one of the toughest restaurants in London to get a table at. Donostia Restaurant serves elevated taps inspired by the Basque region of Spain that are absolutely delicious, and Mercato Mayfair is hands down our firm favourite for the best budget-conscious/Instagram-worthy dining experience in Marylebone. Those looking for a good pub won’t be disappointed either; we recommend the Lord Wargrave (Brendon Street) both for their food and an amazing selection of over 200 different whiskeys to try, and The Marylebone (Marylebone High Street) for their extensive cocktail menu using botanical infusions.
Marylebone borders Regent’s Park, one of The Royal Parks of London, which is a vast 410-acre green expanse. The park is home to stunning rose gardens, an open-air theatre, a boating lake and the London Zoo, as well as the largest outdoor sports area in Central London. At the northern end of the park, the Regent’s Canal is perhaps one of North and Central London’s best-kept secrets offering some wonderful walks along its banks, which span from Paddington to the Limehouse Basin and the River Thames.
The Marylebone area is served by a number of London Underground stations including Baker Street tube station (Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Bakerloo and Jubilee Lines, Zone 1), Marble Arch Station (Central Line, Zone 1), Bond Street Underground (Central and Jubilee Lines, Zone 1) and Edgware Road (Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, District and Circle Lines, Zone 1).
Marylebone offers a good range of schools including St Vincent’s RC Primary School, rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted; St Marylebone School, a leading comprehensive school for girls specialising in performing arts, maths & computing; Sylvia Young Theatre School, a fee-paying performing arts school; top-performing Sir Francis Holland School for girls aged 11-18; and Portland Place School, a popular independent mixed secondary school.
Marylebone is in the London Borough of Westminster. The following council tax rates are for 2022/2023.