Marylebone London W1 Area Guide

Guide to Marylebone, London W1

The Area 

Marylebone is one of London’s most sought-after boroughs for its history, character and charm. As an acclaimed shopping destination, with access to esteemed institutions and renowned leisure activities, this is a culturally vibrant and exceptional area to call home. 

Marylebone is celebrated for its quaint village-style living. Elegant residential areas are quietly tucked away from the bustling main streets, which are home to famed entertainment destinations, popular eateries and shopping hotspots.

With a leisurely pace of life, Marylebone offers an escape from the energetic pace of nearby Oxford Street. This authentic urban village makes for a tranquil location to enjoy the very best of London living. 

The area is home to several outstanding educational establishments such as London Business School, University of Westminster, Regents University and London College of Osteopathy. Moreover the exclusive Harley Street Medical Centre is only a short walk away from Oxford circus.


In a refined neighbourhood style, with tree-lined streets and charming Georgian architecture, Marylebone enjoys the residency of some of London’s most unique attractions. Residents can enjoy a wealth of amenities amidst the city’s best entertainment, culture and nightlife, all within walking distance.

Local artisan food producers, including The Ginger Pig
Chiltern Street’s famous Purl cocktail bar 
Independent British boutiques
Renowned international brands
The Wallace Collection, one of the city’s finest museums
Daunt Books, an original Edwardian bookshop
Peaceful Paddington Street Gardens
Close to iconic inner-city park, Regent’s Park 
Unrivalled big-brand shopping at Oxford Circus
Big screen entertainment at stunning Everyman Cinema


Well-known for its Victorian terraces, period buildings and red-brick exteriors, Marylebone is an area steeped in history. Dating back to 1086, the borough’s development spans 700 years. 

At the turn of the 18th century, much of the area had undergone extensive development, transforming this once-quiet village into the treasured grandeur recognised now. Today, Marylebone is managed by two visionary estates, the Howard de Walden Estate and the Portman Estate.

Beyond the enduring heritage of the district’s buildings, Marylebone has one of the city’s oldest elm trees, aged over 150 years old, which survived widespread elm disease, inner city developments and a nearby World War Two bomb.

Famous past residents include Charles Dickens, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon, who, alongside Paul McCartney, wrote their famous track ‘Yesterday’ in 57 Wimpole Street.


Conveniently connected to central London, Marylebone has excellent transport links. There is an overground mainline station and bus routes across central London.

Stations with underground tube lines, including Central, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Hammersmith & City, District, Circle and Victoria lines, offer transport to all four corners of the inner and outer city. Nearby Bond Street underground connects to Heathrow Airport or to Paris via the Eurostar.


Refundable Holding deposit

Capped at 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit

Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000


The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy

Capped at £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge

Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent

Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys

Reasonable costs or give the tenant the option to purchase themselves

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc

Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract

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