The CBRE Residential Guide to Student Living in Marylebone

As one of London’s most central areas, Marylebone would be expected to feel like a bustling part of the city but actually it feels more like a large village with a close community. There are several small, independent stores selling everything from fresh local produce to handmade creations and luxurious designer brands from small boutiques in the heart of the area.

Forming a key part of the Borough of Westminster, living in Marylebone gives you quick and easy access to a number of tourist hot spots and London landmarks with two of the capital’s largest parks occupying opposite borders of the district. For a student living in London there are lots of reasons why moving into student lettings in this part of the city make sense with two of the largest and most historic Universities within close proximity and excellent transport links to the wider London area.

The Marylebone area maintains a large proportion of its historic architecture with a number of beautiful Georgian properties blended with period conversions and new developments that include studio flats and penthouse apartments with wonderful views across the capital, so if you decide to rent a student property near Marylebone you’re certainly in for a treat.

What’s it like to be a student living in Marylebone?

For physical size you might expect an area with the reputation and location of Marylebone to be one of London’s largest townships but the way it has been designed and developed ensures that you still have the perfect blend of living in a relatively quiet residential area while also living in London with everything this cosmopolitan city has to offer.

The small cafes and restaurants, combined with the high-end stores and eateries mean that a student living near in Marylebone has an excellent variety of options when it comes to everything from grabbing a bite to eat or a quiet coffee in an independent coffee shop, organising a special night out with friends and family or shopping for the perfect gift in areas such as Marylebone High Street or New Cavendish Street.

The layout of the highly fashionable and sought after district, and the design of the range of student rentals in the area, also adds to the appeal of living in or near Westminster. At CBRE Residential we have a number of beautifully finished student rentals near Marylebone and the University of Westminster specifically – the closest of the major Universities to this area.

Each of the properties has been designed to have a luxurious look and feel while also appealing to students from across London, the UK and wider afield. Our student rentals include everything from spacious one bedroom student flats near UCL and the University of Westminster; to some of the most incredible fully-furnished student rentals in London complete with private roof terraces, en-suite bathrooms and underfloor heating throughout.

Let us know what you’re looking for in terms of the size and location of your student accommodation, along with your budget, and we will get to work on drawing up a shortlist which you can then look over and arrange a personal or Skype viewing. Should you find your dream student property – and we’re sure you will – then our team will also help you when it comes to making an offer on the property to contractual negotiations and when you can collect your keys to move in.

To find out more about our range of student rentals in London, many of which are close to Marylebone, the University of Westminster, UCL and in prime locations with access to the Underground and key local amenities you can either browse our student rentals online or get in touch with CBRE Residential today.

Nightlife and live entertainment in Marylebone 

The area around Manchester Square is widely regarded as the home of the Marylebone nightlife scene with a wealth of highly rated bars and restaurants serving fine wines, delicious cocktails and award-winning cuisine. This area is close to the University of Westminster’s Marylebone campus and a number of sought after student rentals in London, with three Underground stations all in close proximity.

There are three restaurants in Marylebone that have been awarded the prestigious Michelin star rating including Locanda Locatelli and Texture in the south of Marylebone close to Marble Arch and Oxford Street; and Trishna to the east just a short walk away from Manchester Square.

Chiltern Firehouse is another highly rated eatery situated in a converted fire station that is now a high-end hotel and restaurant, while the Clarette Wine Bar is one of the most popular venues for socialising with friends over a glass of fine wine from around the world or a sumptuous cocktail.

If you enjoy listening to music then the beautiful Wigmore Hall is an intimate venue with classical music recitals throughout the day and evening with space for around 550 people.

Transport links in Marylebone 

Marylebone, Baker Street, Regent’s Park and the two at Edgware Road are all Underground stations in the Marylebone area close to some of the most notable locations, the Universities and popular nightspots.

Additional stations close to but just outside Marylebone include Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street; all of which provide easy access to the wider London area, Marylebone’s most popular locations and a number of the most sought after student rentals in London such as our student lettings in Soho, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden and Holborn.

In terms of mainline Overground rail services Marylebone has its own station in the centre of the district (with the Underground service below), with services mostly running in and around London with some going as far as Oxford and Birmingham, although these are less frequent.

As a student living near Marylebone you also have a number of airport options which is great if you’re originally from overseas and coming to London to study, or if you want to spend your hard-earned time off relaxing on holiday. 

Shopping in Marylebone 

Marylebone is home to a number of small, independent stores that help to generate the feeling of a small, village-like community as well as a number of leading global brands selling high-end clothes, jewellery, footwear and more from their flagship stores and boutiques.

Oxford Street forms the southern border of Marylebone and is home to a number of large brands. New Cavendish Street and Marylebone High Street also have several shopping areas ranging from small clusters of stores to department stores including Selfridges which is right in the centre of Oxford Street.

Landmarks and Tourist attractions in Marylebone

Marylebone is home to a number of London’s leading landmarks and many are easily accessible from student rentals in the city and the Universities if you have spare time or if you wish to go exploring the capital at the weekend.

Madame Tussauds is one of London’s leading tourist hot spots attracting thousands of visitors from around the world each year. In this waxwork museum you’ll be able to walk around and see some of the world’s leading figures and celebrities immortalised in wax sculptures where you can pose for photographs and look at the ever-changing exhibits.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is a tribute to London’s most popular fictional detective. Created by Arthur Conan Doyle the detective was widely associated with being able to solve various serious crimes and lived at 221B Baker Street, right by the Baker Street Underground station, which has now been turned into a privately run museum dedicated to Sherlock Holmes with clothing, memorabilia and more.

The Wallace Collection is another leading museum in the area showcasing some of Europe’s best displays of art, furniture, sculptures and more all set within a typical London townhouse that has been transformed into a great place to witness such brilliant works of art.

Regent’s Park and Hyde Park are London’s leading green spaces and both are on the edge of Marylebone, forming diagonally-opposite borders. Regent’s Park is to the north east of Marylebone with Hyde Park to the south west with both proving to be popular places to relax and unwind.

If you don’t feel like sitting back in the vast open, green space then you’re sure to find something to do in both parks as they host a wide range of clubs, societies and events throughout the year ranging from small lunchtime fitness classes to major music festivals in the summer.

Another of London’s leading landmarks, Marble Arch, is to the south of Marylebone and has its own tube station close by. This solitary structure is a 19th Century structure designed to be the state entrance to the courtyard at Buckingham Palace until it was moved to its current position at the junction of Oxford Street, Edgware Road and Park Lane. 

Gyms in Marylebone 

If you’re looking to stay fit and healthy during your time at University in London then you have a number of different options to help you to achieve your goals. Marylebone has a number of gyms which accept new members on either a monthly or annual basis, or you could employ the services of a personal trainer.

When you have a specific target in mind, such as losing weight or getting fit for an event, a personal trainer will devise a specific training plan and schedule for you in order to meet your goals. In some cases they can even help you to change your diet by creating a tailored nutrition plan.

A third option is to move into one of our student lettings with a gym and fitness suite on-site. There are a number of the larger properties in our collection of student rentals in London which have been developed with a gym and sauna room filled with the latest state-of-the-art equipment that you are free to use at your leisure as part of your rental agreement and you can either work out in your spare time or arrange for a personal trainer to meet you there. 

Hospitals in Marylebone 

Harley Street Clinic is a leading private medical facility where people can pay for healthcare and industry-leading procedures. The clinic is perhaps more widely known for its cosmetic surgery offerings but it is also a facility where in-depth health checks take place such as professional medical tests paid for by individuals or some of the world’s leading businesses.

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street, as the name suggests, is closely associated with University College London (UCL) and provides thoracic surgery and urology services for NHS patients. Thanks to its ties with UCL there are opportunities for placements and rotations for medical students looking to specialise in these areas of medicine.

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