Our area guide to Marylebone gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out. Postcodes covered by this area guide include, W1H
W1. Elegant and sophisticated village of Marylebone covers a highly desirable central London location south of Regent’s Park and north of Oxford Street.
Marylebone was just a medieval hamlet, an outpost west of the old City of London which started developing in the early 18th century. From a few houses along the Marylebone High Street, the area grew around Cavendish Square which still stands intact in its Georgian glory today, hidden at the back of Oxford Street.
Although the village is surrounded by busy roads laden with heavy transport, once inside it it’s the quietness and seclusion that prevail. The fabulous Marylebone High Street runs through the village laced with impeccable boutiques, imaginative designer stores, gourmet restaurants, farmers’ markets and fashionable, organic & rare produce grocers and restaurants. A perfect choice for a day of shopping, dining and cocktails!
High quality built Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian terraces and townhouses to buy or rent mix with offices and light industrial buildings added throughout 19th and 20th century. The variety of users and small businesses brought liveliness to the village that has flourished in the last decade. Marylebone is a home to BBC headquarters, the London Business School, the Royal Academy of Music, the Wallace Collection and Wigmore Hall to name but a few. Portland Place, Wimpole Street, Harley Street and Marylebone Lane are the top streets for which it is widely recognised.
This W1’s attraction is also in its proximity to the tranquillity and leisure facilities of Regent’s Park and shopping variety of Oxford Street. Marylebone has its own underground and train station served by the Circle & District lines, Bakerloo and Metropolitan underground lines and many fast trains heading to the country.
Guide to Marylebone transport links:
- Marylebone (Zone 1)
- Baker Street (Zone 1)
- Regents's Park (Zone 1)
- Bond Street (Zone 1)
Council Tax Rates
Marylebone is represented by Westminster Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.