Commercial Property Area Guide: Marylebone - London
Marylebone is sandwiched between Mayfair and Regent’s Park. It’s a beautiful part of London, with grand Victorian and Georgian properties, leafy squares and easy access to the picturesque Regent’s Park. Businesses based in the area enjoy the best of both worlds – a well-connected central location and a calm atmosphere.
Few areas in Central London can match Marylebone’s community spirit. It may border bustling Oxford Street, but it has a distinct village-like feel with boutique shops, independent cafes and cosy wine bars. Most of the action happens along the high street (Thayer St), with the likes of The Ivy, The Conran and a weekly farmers’ market situated in the neighbourhood.
Marylebone has long since enjoyed an esteemed reputation. The land has been passed down through generations, and a large proportion of the area is still owned by two landowners: the Portland and Howard de Walden families. It has links to literature, notably as the stomping ground of Sherlock Holmes and the home of writer Charles Dickens. Infamous Madame Tussauds keeps a steady flow of visitors heading to the area, while the Wigmore Hall concert venue attracts a cultured crowd.
Lots of people also visit Marylebone’s famous Harley Street for its excellent private healthcare facilities, and to call in to the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) headquarters at 66 Portland Street.
Discover why Marylebone endures as a popular place to base a business in this commercial property area guide.
Getting around Marylebone
Marylebone has two underground stationsMarylebone station is on the Bakerloo line, offering fast links to Piccadilly Circus, Paddington, Wembley and more. The other station, Baker Street, is just around the corner from both Madame Tussauds and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. It provides access to the Bakerloo, Circle and Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan line, making it easy to get across London.
There’s also a rail station at MaryleboneThe station serves Chiltern Railways and has links to High Wycombe, Bicester, Oxford, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon and more. These links make Marylebone attractive to businesses with employees and clients based in the Midlands.
Marylebone has plenty of bus services If you need to hop across the area or travel further afield, the bus can be a good option. There are six services passing through Marylebone every few minutes. Final destinations include Euston, Chalk Farm, Trafalgar Square and more.
One of London’s main roads goes through MaryleboneThe A501, London’s inner ring road, passes through Marylebone. It’s a helpful link, taking you across to the A40 for a quick journey to Oxford and the Midlands. You can also use the A501 to head east and join main roads like the A1 and A10.
London City Airport is just 45 minutes awayThe Central line and DLR will connect you to London City Airport in less than an hour. From here, you can reach a number of European destinations. And when you need to travel further afield, Heathrow Airport is less than an hour away, thanks to the Piccadilly Line. From here, you’ll find connections across the world to major cities including Dubai, New York, Beijing and more.
Where can I go for a meal in Marylebone?
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Businesses will find lots of handy facilities in Marylebone
There are more than 15 gyms and fitness classes in the area, including:
- Everyone Active
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Banks and Post Offices in MaryleboneYou’ll find more than 13 banks in Marylebone, including:
- Three Lloyds Bank
- Two NatWest
- Two HSBC
- Two Barclays Bank
- One Santander
- One Nationwide
- One BNP Paribas
- One TSB
If you need a Post Office, you’ll find a branch along the high street (Thayer St).
Where are the convenience shops in Marylebone?There are more than 15 supermarkets and local stores in the area, including:
- Tesco (five small stores)
- Waitrose (two supermarkets)
- M&S Food (two small stores)
- Two Co-op (two supermarkets)
- Sainsbury’s (one small store)
Marylebone itself has a boutique shopping scene with independent retailers and high-end stores. You’ll find them along the high street and dotted about some of the other popular roads.
For more of a spree, you can head to Oxford Street. It borders Marylebone, so is only a short walk from most addresses in the area. Here you’ll find the flagship stores of UK high street brands, alongside stores from international retailers and major department stores like Selfridges. If you’re looking to open a retail business, Marylebone’s proximity to Oxford Street makes it an excellent location with high footfall.
Commercial real estate agents operating in Marylebone
Robert Irving Burns Ltd
Langham Estate Management
CWM Retail Property Advisors
Edward Charles & Partners
Howard De Walden Estates Ltd
Realla currently has a number of commercial properties on offer in Marylebone – here’s a selection
Meet the neighbours – here are a few businesses based in Marylebone
Royal Institute of British Architects
The Dune Group
Offices in Marylebone
Interesting facts about Marylebone
The first UK heart transplant took place in Marylebone, at the University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street.
A number of famous people have lived in Marylebone, including Paul McCartney, Charles Dickens, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, Madonna, Barbara Windsor, Jimi Hendrix and Charles Babbage.
Each year, over 450 concerts are played at Wigmore Hall.
There are four Michelin star restaurants in the area, with a further two in neighbouring Regent’s Park.
You’ll find more than 300 wax figures at Madame Tussauds. The largest is The Incredible Hulk at 4.5 metres high, while the smallest is Tinker Bell, just 5.5 inches tall.