What is Marylebone like?
Marylebone is situated in the heart of the West End and couples the greenery of Hyde Park and Regent’s Park with the stylish and diverse boutiques and restaurants around Marylebone High Street.
Property in Marylebone
Marylebone and Fitzrovia offer primarily Georgian architecture with some newer developments of flats and mews houses slowly emerging. Montagu Square and Bryanston Square are famous for their beautifully manicured, resident-only gardens surrounded by impressive period properties, primarily converted into flats but with a handful of freehold houses still remaining.
Both the Howard de Walden Estate and Portman Estate have been hugely influential in nurturing and preserving Marylebone, and together have created a unique and desirable environment for buyers seeking family homes, pied-a-terres and investment properties.
Savills research recently highlighted that Marylebone was the second highest performing area in prime central London between June 2005 and June 2011, with prices having increased on average by 107%. Savills markets a range of flats, mews houses and town houses for sale and rent throughout Marylebone and Fitzrovia.
The local scene
The distinct village atmosphere of Marylebone creates a strong sense of community amongst the residents and businesses in the area. The Marylebone Summer Fayre is held on the High Street in addition to Portman Square Garden Party, amongst other garden square parties.
Marylebone boasts many cultural attractions, while the High Street offers some of the best shopping in London. You also have the world famous medical practices of Harley Street on your doorstep, as well as two of London’s best parks to the north and south.
The transport links in Marylebone are excellent with numerous bus routes and tube lines heading throughout the city. Plus, you also can quickly get out of London using either Marylebone or Paddington mainline stations, which together with the A40 give easy access to Heathrow.
Schools in Marylebone
The local schools in Marylebone are excellent and include Wetherby Preparatory School for boys and Queen’s College for girls.