Marylebone Estate Agents
Home to the Wigmore Hall, Selfridge’s, the Wallace Collection and new 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.
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. So look no further if you would like to make Marylebone your new home, or invest in the area.
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, Barbara Windsor, it is unsurprising that prices in the area have rocketed.
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 its many elegant Georgian town houses, 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.
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, cafes, 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.
So if you are starting your search for the perfect Marylebone property, come and speak to Aston Chase. We will take time to understand your needs, budget and ideal location, before using our expert local knowledge to help you find just what you’re looking for.
Marylebone takes its name from the medieval church of St Mary’s and the winding Tyburn River. 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.
Marylebone has long been associated with famous people, both real and fictional (detective Sherlock Holmes famously resided in Baker Street!) It was the birthplace of the great poet, Lord Byron, and home to Admiral Lord Nelson. Charles Dickens also lived here and in the 1960s Sir Paul McCartney is said to have written the Beatles’ hit Yesterday from his attic room at 57 Wimpole Street. He wasn’t alone, as fellow Beatles Ringo Starr and John Lennon, along with Yoko Ono and rock legend Jimi Hendrix, are all former Marylebone residents.
More recently, celebrities including Madonna and Oasis star Noel Gallagher have reportedly bought homes in the area which has further raised Marylebone’s popularity as an area of choice for those looking to buy or rent a property in Central London.
Prosperous and very much in demand the wider area offers a huge variety of property for sale. Marylebone offers residents all the benefits of living in the heart of Central London, combined with a 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.
Both the great estates have substantially invested in improving the area. The Howard de Walden Estate has successfully promoted Marylebone Village as a destination for shopping, dining and the arts, and the Portman Estate is doing the same with Portman Village. Other popular areas within Marylebone include Bryanston, Portman and Montagu Squares, Baker Street and Marble Arch.
Marylebone is a shopping mecca with a plethora of world-class retailers.
Oxford Street is home to a host of famous stores, from the renowned Selfridge’s department store and Marks & Spencer, to GAP, Zara, Monsoon, Topshop, Next and just about any other fashion chain you can think of.
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.
Interiors shops abound along Marylebone High Street, home to The Conran Shop, Designers’ Guild, Emma Bridgewater, Skandium and Cath Kidston to name but a few. The High Street also has an excellent range of boutiques to keep you browsing for hours.
Those in search of something edible may particularly enjoy a trip to Marylebone’s Sunday farmers’ market held at Cramer Street Car Park, The Ginger Pig a specialist butchers on Moxon Street, or a wee dram at Cadenhead's Whisky Shop & Tasting Room, an independent whisky bottler on Chiltern Street and one of a kind in London!
Eating & Drinking
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 in 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.
Other Aston Chase favourites include Casa Malevo on Connaught Street for sublime Argentinian steaks, The Grazing Goat in New Quebec Street, a thriving gastropub which serves up a particularly excellent Sunday lunch, and the spectacular sashimi at Dinings, a jolly Japanese affair on Harcourt Street.
Marylebone borders Regent’s Park, one of The Royal Parks of London. A vast 410-acre green expanse, the park is home to stunning rose gardens, open air theatre, a boating lake and 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. Nearby Primrose Hill is popular with picnickers and offers panoramic views over London.
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).
National rail services operate from Marylebone train station to Birmingham and The West Country, whilst Paddington Station offers direct connections to Heathrow and the South West.
Marylebone is on numerous local bus routes offering direct connections to many parts of London including the No.2 (to Norwood), No.13 (Aldwych - Golders Green), No.18 (Euston - Sudbury), no.27 (Chalk Farm - Turnham Green), No.30 (Marble Arch - Hackney Wick), No.74 (to Putney), No.82 (North Finchley - Victoria), No. 113 (Edgware - Marble Arch), No.139 (Waterloo - West Hampstead), No.189 (Brent Cross - Oxford Circus), No.205 (Bow Church - Paddington), No.274 (Islington - Lancaster Gate) and No. 453 (to Deptford).
Night bus services include the N13 (Aldwych - North Finchley), N18 (Harrow Weald - Trafalgar Square), N74 (to Roehampton) and N113 (Edgware - Trafalgar Square).
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 age 11-18; and Portland Place School, a popular independent mixed secondary school.
Marylebone is in the City of Westminster. The Council Tax charges shown below are for 2013-2014.
|Band A: £453.83|
|Band B: £529.47|
|Band C: £605.10|
|Band D: £680.74|
|Band E: £832.01|
|Band F: £983.29|
|Band G: £1,134.57|
|Band H: £1,1361.48|
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