Marylebone Village is, as the name suggests, a village in the middle of a major city. Of all the many facets of its appeal, its location is one of the most compelling: London is one of the world’s most modern, prosperous and well-connected cities, and Marylebone sits right at its heart. There are few places in the UK—or indeed the world—that are quite so accessible.
But despite being so central, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, Marylebone Village sits within an oasis of relative tranquillity. Carefully nurtured by the Howard de Walden Estate, it is an attractive and welcoming neighbourhood, offering residents, workers and visitors a quality of life unrivalled in most major cities.
Blessed with beautiful Georgian architecture, including buildings designed by the Adam brothers and John Nash, the Estate sits on a simple grid of wide, attractive streets. The area around Marylebone High Street is one of London’s most acclaimed retail districts, largely populated by small, independent shops. With a Waitrose supermarket, a weekly farmers’ market and a host of specialist food retailers, together with other essential shops such as newsagents and chemists, residential tenants are extremely well served, while the area’s growing reputation for fashion, art and health and beauty draws shoppers from far afield.
The Estate’s restaurants range from friendly neighbourhood cafes to high end, Michelin-starred establishments, representing a vast array of different cuisines and prices. The hotel options are similarly diverse, with small, independent guest houses, attractive boutique hotels, apartment hotels and famous five-star institutions such as the Langham and the Landmark.
There are plenty of opportunities for fresh air and exercise. Regent’s Park, with its gardens, sports facilities and wide expanses of unspoiled greenery, is just moments away, while Paddington Street Gardens, just behind the high street, offers a similarly pleasant place to unwind in the sunshine. The Estate hosts a large, state of the art gym, The Third Space, as well as several boutique fitness centres. With Harley Street an integral part of the Estate, options for world class medical care and dentistry abound.
The area is blessed with plenty of cultural distractions—from the chamber music of Wigmore Hall to the art of the Wallace Collection. Both for the professionals based in the area and their visiting clients, the Estate has everything needed to make spending time here is as pleasant and stress free as possible.
The Howard de Walden Estate
23 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 9DL
+44 (0)20 7580 3163