Relocate to Marylebone
Not only is he Prime Central London location of Marylebone at the top of my clients’ relocation destination list in 2021. But also in the month of September alone, I sourced three fabulous properties for clients relocating to this sought after central London location. Below, I share just some of the reasons why so many of my clients want to relocate to Marylebone.
The Marylebone Village Appeal
From its elegant Georgian architecture to its chic high street with high end boutiques, Marylebone is a hub of charm. And full of sophistication and vibrancy. Whilst just moments away from the bustling Oxford Steet, Marylebone has a distinctive neighbourhood feel. Along with its pretty side streets and cobbled lanes that ooze with character.
Afterall, Marylebone is known for its cosmopolitan vibe, attracts residents from across the globe who are lured by its enviable location and unique village like feel. Whether it’s in the height of summer or in the winter cold surrounded by its magnificent Christmas lights. As you wander the streets of this exclusive area it is certainly easy to understand the appeal.
In fact, Marylebone is home to a selection of highly regarded state and independent schools. Here are a few of the best:
Primary State Schools
Hampden Gurney CofE Primary School is the most highly sought after local primary school which currently has an Outstanding Ofsted rating. Local parents rave about the small school environment and its dedicated teachers.
Southbank International School Westminster is an international co-educational senior independent day school, centrally located in Marylebone. You just need to take a stroll around Portman Square to hear the wonderful sounds of dance, music and laughter bursting through the large sash windows.
Wetherby Preparatory School in an independent all boys prep school enviably located on the corner of Bryanston Square. Despite little outside space, the school boasts 5 hours of sports a week and a wonderfully nurturing educational environment. Along with its royal connections, this sought after prep school gets the edge in Marylebone.
Central hub for travel and commuting
- Marylebone is an ideal location for those working or spending time in the centre of London. Most amenities are right at your fingertips.
- Marylebone Train Station, on the National Rail Network, has regular trains heading out of London towards The Cotswolds and across the West of England.
- Just along from Marylebone Train Station, Baker Street sits on the Bakerloo line, as well as being connected by the Jubilee Line, the Metropolitan Line, Circle Line and Hammersmith & City lines. Other local stations include:
- Marble Arch (Central Line)
- Bond Street (Central Line, Jubilee Line)
- Oxford Circus (Bakerloo Line, Victoria Line, Central Line)
- Great Portland Street (Metropolitan Line, Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Lines)
- Easy access to the M40 via the A40 offering routes out of London.
Just a short walk away from Marylebone Village lies Regent’s Park, famously known as ‘the jewel in the crown’. It stretches 395 acres of open green space right in the heart of central London. And for those gardeners among us, there is Queen Mary’s Gardens. Famously home to over 12000 roses. A simply beautiful corner that provides a perfect back drop for a summer’s afternoon stroll. As a matter of fact,. the park hosts a vast boating lake, four children’s playgrounds, a wide range of sports activities, and an open air theatre. And, of course, London Zoo with one of the largest collections of animals in the country.
If you fancy venturing slightly further afield, you can wander through Regents Park, across the Prince Albert Road and head up to the summit of Primrose Hill. Uniquely, for the most spectacular views of the London Skyline.
Out & About
Located on the corner of Crawford Street and Wyndham Place, Boxcar Baker & Deli is a great little all-day café serving ethically-sourced British produce. In short, it’s ideal for a leisurely breakfast or even just a quick coffee pit stop. Indulge in some of their freshly baked bread or one of their home-made pastries which will no doubt draw you in again and again.
Whilst shopping on Marylebone High Street, make sure to stop by Daunt Books, one of London’s most famous independent book shops. It’s wonderfully old fashioned with a beautiful interior where you can get lost in literary heaven. Not to mention, it has a travel theme so perfect for avid travellers but also a must see for those who just appreciate the ‘oldy worldly’.
Why not enjoy a meal out at The Ivy Café on Marylebone Lane? After all, its charming exterior will lure you in and no matter the occasion, it’s always a delightful culinary experience.
Something for the weekend
- Wander through the grounds of Marylebone Parish Church on a Saturday and you’ll find the Cabbages and Frocks Market with an eclectic mix of stalls. From vintage clothing and handmade jewellery to unique foods to sample whilst you browse. On a Sunday, the Farmer’s Market on Aybrook Street is a real foodie heaven and is said to be one of the best Sunday markets in London.
- Stop at The Grazing Goat on New Quebec St for a superb Sunday lunch with a varied menu to suit most taste buds.
- Again, for a bit of culture, The Wallace Collection is one of London’s most impressive free museums. Located on Manchester Square, it boasts an extensive collection of 18th and 19th century art works. Including paintings, sculptures, furniture and armour. Further, it is home to an excellent café on site.
If you’d like to find out more about using our property finding service to source on and off market property in Marylebone, or other central and west London locations, contact Harriet on +44 782 532 1564. Please find more information about our boutique property finding consultancy and follow us on Instagram.