For a taste of village life in the middle of the city, Marylebone is where you will find your home.
In the oasis of calm that Marylebone offers you, it’s hard to imagine you’re only minutes away from one of the busiest and most globally famous streets, Oxford Street. The leafy roads of Marylebone are filled with period properties, giving you a glimpse into its aristocratic past – the area has been fashionable since the 17th century. If you’re looking for an urban village with a strong community, then this may just be the location for you.
The elegant high street is just as you would want from an area such as this; well-known names are mixed with wonderful independents, including a butchers and Fishworks, a fantastic fishmongers. One store that brings many people into the area is the renowned Daunt Books. The weekly farmers market is filled with an array of produce, which is apt for an area known to be a foodie heaven. Never mind the cafes spilling onto the streets, the hardest decision you will have to make is where to eat, thanks to the wealth of delicious cuisines on offer, from Michelin starred to the highly regarded Lebanese restaurant Maroush, which serves a menu that reflects the country’s culture.
Marylebone is blessed to have two of London’s most beautiful parks on its doorstep. Whether you’re looking for a space to exercise, relax or spend time with family and friends, Hyde Park and Regent’s Park have so much to offer. Built in the 18th century, the two parks just off Marylebone Road, Paddington Street Gardens, are popular with families who make use of the children’s playground found in the larger of the gardens.
Rich in culture, you will be surprised by what is on offer within the area, whether you want to explore the Sherlock Holmes Museum, mix with celebrities at Chiltern Firehouse, or see them in a different light at Madame Tussauds. If you’re looking for a something completely different, you could spend an evening at The Cockpit Theatre, with a provocative programme designed to nurture debate.
If you’re looking for an urban village with a strong community, then this may just be the location for you.