Marylebone

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The area

Neighborhood: Marylebone
Marylebone offers what so many London neighborhoods cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience. Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it from Soho and Mayfair, exclusive Regent Street marks its border with Fitzrovia, and cosmopolitan Edgware Road serves as its western edge. Within this enviably situated quarter are an array of outstanding restaurants (from Michelin darlings to down and dirty cheeseburgers), an impressive assortment of independently owned shops, and some of the city's quietest and most pleasant nooks, crannies and cobbled lanes.
How to get there
  • Bond St • 7 min walk
  • Regent's Park • 7 min walk

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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,129 contributions
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Mar 2022
Marylebone is quite a nice area of London. There are lots of things to see in the area including Baker Street, home of fictional character Sherlock Holmes and also Madame Tussauds, the famous waxworks museum.

There are a couple of main stations in the area. Baker Street is the main tube station in the area with underground lines Jubilee, Bakerloo, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines all meeting there.

There is also the mainline station - Marylebone, which is a short walk from Baker Street. From here there are regular services to Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Birmingham, Stratford Upon Avon and Oxford.
Written March 24, 2022
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FrequentFlyer013
Cape Cod, MA150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is such a lovely neighborhood. Great for shopping, great food, people watching, chilling. Of all the areas I've stayed in around London, this is the one that feels more like a neighborhood. LOVE Paddington Street Garden for relaxing, reading, snacking, people and dog watching, and playing life-size chess. Also love shops/cafes like the Fromagerie and sitting at an outside table at Il Baretto.
Written September 16, 2022
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sheepygold
london5,401 contributions
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Mar 2015 • Solo
I have lived in London all my life and if I were to live in Central London Marylebone would be at the top of my list of locations.

The definition of this area is a bit grey - I would suggest Lisson Grove / Seymour Place to the West, Portland Place to the East, Marylebone Station and Regents Park to the North and Wigmore Street to the South. Edgware Road is not part of Marylebone.

The reason for wanting to live here is its central location and great transport options, its open spaces, fantastic shopping, a lovely variety of architecture and its village feel.

Together with a visit to Regents Park you can easily spend more than half a day strolling around here.

I would start at the beautiful Marylebone Station and walk via Dorset Square (original home of cricket venue now at Lord's) to Baker Street Station and admire the Metroland architecture of Chiltern Court. The line to Baker Street is part of the oldest tube in the world.

You can head North along Baker Street some 200m to visit the site of the home of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes (museum nearby).

Avoiding a visit to Madame Tussaud's you can then head North to Regents Park where you can of course spend hours but on a tour of Marylebone I would just walk passed MT, turn left along Tork Gate for 100m or so and the right along the Outer Circle for about 250m to admire the fantastic Nash Terraces.

If you have a few minutes in the Summer walk about 100m beyond Park Square West and turn left in the park to view the Broad Walk and gardens immediately around it.

Head back South and cross Marylebone Road then walk South via either side of Park Crescent to Portland Place. The gardens in Park Crescent are usually open one or two days early in June for London Open Squares weekend - if they are open do not miss them!

Continue South along Portland Place for a block or two noting the amazing architecture especially the wrought iron work and doors before heading West along Devonshire or Weymouth Street. This area is where the wealthiest people in the world come for private medical treatment. Take time to stroll around the mews and streets - loads of interesting pubs, specialist shops and srchitecture here.

Head West about 500m from Portland Place to Marylebone High Street and take time to look at the shops if not buy.

Do not miss the side streets. There are some lovely shops along Paddington Street and Moxon Street. Sit in the lovely Paddington Gardens.

Head a little further West to Chiltern Street (famous for the Chiltern Firehouse). If you are hungary Il Blandford's is brilliant.

You can then either head West across Baker Street and along Crawford Street and York Street towards Edgware Road - a very interesting area with loads of pubs, shops and garden squares or head back to Marylebone High Street and then South to Marylebone Lane.

Turn down here - there is a great fish and chip restaurant at the North end of this road, loads more lovely shops and if you need a light lunch head South to Paul Rothe - unique in London.

Do not miss a visit to the Wallace Collection in Manchester Square but eat elsewhere as it is pricey there.

If you are fed up with MArylebone and need a beer there are decent pubs along Wigmore Street and of course you are now only 200m from Oxford Street!
Written March 17, 2015
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Brian T
London, UK8,048 contributions
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Oct 2020
The most curious thing about this neighbourhood is that most visitors have no idea how to pronounce its name. Even Londoners struggle with it. It’s ‘mar/lee/bone’ rather than ‘mary/le/bone’. The name apparently originates from a church, called ‘St Mary Le Bon’, that was built on the bank of a small stream or "bourne" called the Tybourne, in an area named after the stream Tyburn.

The neighbourhood itself is worth a stroll if you are visiting its more noteworthy attractions, but I wouldn't put it high on your list if you are pressed for time... other attractions in London should take priority if that is the case. That said, Marylebone is certainly a chic and stylish residential area with a village feel, centred on the indie boutiques, over-priced cafes and smart restaurants of elegant Marylebone High Street. It’s been a bit of a fashionable area of London since the 17th century, and continues to attract a catalogue of notable residents. I certainly wouldn’t classify it as a world famous shopping destination, but it does have a bit of a collection of quirky (and somewhat pricy) boutiques, expensive galleries, and some good restaurants. It’s not my Number 1 neighbourhood of London, but it’s close to the main Central London retail hub that is Oxford Street, so easy to get to and while away a few hours there.

Most visitors are probably in Marylebone without really knowing it, as the neighbourhood has a number of attractions which draw in huge crowds. Tourists queue in their droves for the Madame Tussauds London waxwork museum where life-size wax replicas of famous celebrities and historic icons are displayed in themed galleries. Similar crowds gather at Sherlock Holmes Museum, located in the fictional sleuth’s home at 221b Baker Street. The stunning Georgian mansion that houses the fabulous Wallace Collection of art and period furnishings, Hertford House in Manchester Square, is my favourite Marylebone attraction. It typifies the area's elegant architecture, and contains an exquisite collection of treasures.

Certainly, if you are visiting these attractions, its a perfect opportunity to check out the retail outlets on Marylebone High Street, but also to wander some of its elegant residential streets. You may even spot a curiosity or two. My favourite is the rather bizarre and almost macabre statue of Madonna and Child, suspended over a bridge which links the sides of Dean's Mews. Its installation caused a lot of controversy at the time (it was unveiled in 1953), not the least being that it was created by a Jew (Jacob Epstein) for what was essentially a Christian site, a convent that was damaged in WW2. I personally think it's hideous, suspended there on that bridge.

Enjoy your visit.
Written February 6, 2021
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,730 contributions
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Dec 2013 • Couples
Marylebone is the site of a medieval village and takes it name from a small church (St. Mary) found in this area next to a stream (bourne). This is a lovely area to visit, having much retained much of its village feel. Here you can find nice dining, market and shopping environment as well as notable attractions, green space and entertainment.

Plenty of restaurants, traditional pubs, modern bars and shopping opportunities can be found in Marylebone area as well. First stops for shoppers would include St. Christopher's Place, Selfridges and plenty of other shops along Oxford Street.

Another area we very much like in Marylebone is on Moxon Street, which features a lovely but small city park, a weekend Farmers Market and some nice speciality shops like Ginger Pig and La Formagerie. This is a foodie hot spot.

For entertainment, you can visit the fun Sherlock Holmes Museum and London Beetles Store on Baker Street. On nearby Marylebone Road, you can find Madame Tussauds Museum.

Just north of Madame Tussauds is the large Regent's Park, where you can find plenty of green space, a lake, canals, flower gardens as well as the London Zoo, which might be good option for families with children.

For those interested in music and the arts, you can visit Wigmore Hall in Marylebone. This is considered one of London's premiere venues for chamber music and recitals. Of similar high standing, on the nearby Manchester Square, is the esteemed Wallace Collection, one of the World's finest private art collections.

There is quite a lot to do and see in the Marylebone area of London that is worthy of note. You can easily spend 1/2 a day or longer in this area of the city, perhaps longer is you spend significant time in Regent's Park.

Marylebone is a pleasant place to spend 1/2 a day or more and there is plenty to keep you busy while in the area.
Written February 15, 2014
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Rebecca R
Northern, NJ102 contributions
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Apr 2015 • Family
We recently traveled to London with our two elementary school-aged kids. We rented a flat in Marylebone. We couldn't have picked a better area! We were very close to the Bond Street and Baker Street Tube stations. We were surrounded by restaurants and stores galore, including the every-busy St. Christopher's Place. We had fantastic fish and chips right across the street from us (The Golden Hind) along with numerous pubs. We were right near Regent's Park. We were surrounded by lovely buildings. The area was safe and easy to get around. I can't say enough about this area. I had never stayed in Marylebone before, so I didn't know what to expect. It met all of our needs. I would stay in this area again without a second thought!
Written April 19, 2015
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Kalkan White
Kalkan, Türkiye11,233 contributions
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Feb 2014 • Couples
Hadn't visited this area of London before & really liked it's village like feel, despite being in Central London. Really interesting independent retailers which I like & a really good Farmer's Market on a Sunday, selling all sorts of delicious fresh foods.
Written February 20, 2014
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futtock21
London, UK16,466 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Family
Marylebone even if it comprised little more than the environs of Marylebone High Street would alone make this affluent district something rather special. Amidst more than its fair share of design shops such as Conran and Skandium it contains such gems as the original Victorian branch of Gaunt’s bookshop worth seeing for its unique design its back room housing travel books on three floors including a basement and gallery. Then there are some of the most talked about restaurants in London such as the Chiltern Firehouse, the Providores majoring in tapas with wine from the owner’s native New Zealand, Fischer’s middle European restaurant (think upmarket Schnitzel and Strudel), and my personal favourite in a side street La Fromagerie, where superlative charcuterie and small dishes can be enjoyed in the midst of a grocery containing a room full of huge circles of cheese. Add a few art galleries, a Georgian Church and a weekly farmers’ market to the midst. But a short distance beyond see easily reached such delights as the Wallace Collection, a superlative collection of French ancien regime art in an eighteenth century town house (a sort of London equivalent to New York’s Frick
Collection (its grand staircase is a sight to behold); in the Wigmore Hall possibly the world’s greatest chamber music venue, Selfridges department store at the western end of Oxford Street; the grandeur of Langham Place Hotel opposite the refurbished and extended BBC Broadcasting House, and close to All Souls one of the most popular and evangelistic of all London churches; not to mention Baker Street and its Sherlock Holmes Museum.
Written March 10, 2019
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Abbotsbury92
Arlington, VA902 contributions
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Jul 2016 • Solo
I lived in Holland Park long ago and rarely if ever visited Marylebone except to take in a concert at Wigmore Hall or visit the Wallace Colelction. After nearly 20 years away, however, I began coming to town for business a couple years ago. I picked a hotel in Marylebone near the Central Line and began to explore the area, assisted by a friend who is very familiar with the area.

I adore this area now. Marylebone High Street, which is the northward extension of Thayer Street, is really the only real high street left in Central London from what I can discern. I never tire of strolling along it and exploring the streets to the east (Harley and Wimpole) and west (the lovely Paddington Street Gardens park, for example.) Some lovely Victorian architecture remains. At the north end of the high street is St. Marylebone Parish Church and York Gate, which is my favourite entrance to Regent's Park. I recently spent several days here on my own and enjoyed this area nearly every day. It's off the tourist track, which makes it particularly peaceful and low-key.
Written August 28, 2016
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Ibadanboy
Nairobi, Kenya5,999 contributions
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Oct 2014 • Solo
Marylebone is one of the nicest neighbourhoods (for me) in London. Close to Baker & Oxford Streets, it is chic, vibrant, upmarket and trendy. Full of lovely restaurants, beautiful buildings, cafes, boutique shops and bars, it is a wonderful and historic area. Must be seen!
Written November 14, 2014
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