Marylebone Area Guide

Marylebone is a centrally-located area in London, home to a variety of period conversions and mews, as well as a large French contingent. The neighbourhood is known for its diverse, cosmopolitan residents and fabulous shopping district that includes Oxford Street and hundreds of other outlets. The area also has a strong sense of community, as well as a variety of cultural attractions, such as Sherlock Museum, Madame Tussauds and St James’s Roman Catholic Church, making it a very desirable place to live in London. 

The Location

Marylebone is located in Central London and is roughly bordered by Oxford Street to the south, Marylebone Road to the North, Edgware Road to the west and Great Portland Street to the east.

A more expansive definition refers to this historic area as Marylebone Village and also includes the Regent’s Park, Bakers Street and the area immediately north of Marylebone Road, which contains Marylebone Station. Wondering what borough Marylebone is in? It’s located in the City of Westminster so getting around London is easy as the neighbourhood is also within just a few minutes’ walk of several London Underground stations.

Living in Marylebone

Situated just moments away from some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, Marylebone still manages to retain a distinct neighbourhood feel, characterized by independent shops, cafes and restaurants, along with peaceful green areas. Here are some of our top things to do in the area.

  1. Visit the University of Westminster
  2. Explore the many high-end and boutique shops, especially around Marylebone High Street and New Cavendish Street
  3. See The Wallace Collection - home to one of Europe’s finest displays of arts, furniture and French 18th Century Paintings
  4. Take a trip to Madame Tussauds to see your favourite icons reimagined
  5. Spend an afternoon at the Sherlock Museum
  6. Go for a stroll in Regent’s Park and enjoy beautiful views of the capital
  7. See the stunning St James’s Roman Catholic Church
  8. Eat at one of the many bars and restaurants in Marylebone, such as Blandford Comptoir and Clarette

Buying property in Marylebone

Marylebone is a prime residential neighbourhood with more than 500 properties, from compact studio flats to elegant Georgian townhouses. Since the 19th century, Harley Street in Marylebone has also been home to a large number of private medical and surgical specialists. Despite its central location, the area has a distinct village-like vibe.

Originally designed in the early 1800’s by architect Joseph Parkinson, Marylebone’s Montague and Bryanston Squares each offer a glimpse into the architecture of historic London. 

Find out more about Marylebone, London in our comprehensive London Borough guide.