A popular and affluent area of London, Marylebone has been home to people like John Lennon and Charles Dickens and maintains a relaxed and residential feel which it has had since the time of Sherlock Holmes.
Marylebone is an area of Central London, just north of Oxford Street, and home to around 12,000 residents. From the bustle of one of London’s busiest streets, a walk into Marylebone is a descent into relative tranquillity. Like a journey into a world of leafy avenues and period houses. Serviced apartments in Marylebone also provide great access to many important nearby areas, like Mayfair, Soho and Westminster. Getting around London is easy too. Locals have access to most underground lines in or very close to the area. Thanks to the Monopoly board game, it is also a well-known fact that Marylebone has its own overground station, too.
Despite its seemingly busy location in Central London, the area also benefits from significant green space. The locals reside between two beautiful London Royal Parks, Regent’s Park and Hyde Park on either side of Marylebone. Regent’s Park also includes the fantastic London Zoo, with Lord’s Cricket Ground no further than a ten minute’s car journey from the High Street as well. Whether travellers are visiting for business or leisure, there are many Marylebone aparthotels available to cater for any trip to the London residential area.
Marylebone has come a long way, via a rich history to become one of today’s most desirable London locations. Like most English locations, the earliest records of Marylebone came from the Domesday Book of 1086. This described the area as a collection of ordinary fields, known previously as ‘Tyburn’ to mean ‘boundary stream’. It was home to no more than fifty people. It was not until the thirteenth century, before being a principal place for the public execution of London criminals, that the name 'Marylebone' was more popular. A Medieval Chruch was built honouring St Mary, and consequently, the locals were calling the area its present-day name more and more.
The area then developed in the following centuries depending on what was the “fashion”. For instance, Regent’s and Hyde Park became hunting grounds around the sixteenth century. 'Pleasure gardens’ were set up too along the High Street, complemented by specially commissioned music. Marylebone Station was also opened in 1899 to become a significant Central London railway station. Although all the progress of the area was undermined by the impacts of World War Two bombings, its resurgence in recent times has been notable. Marylebone High Street had and still continues to be at the centre of rejuvenation and Howard de Walden’s regeneration strategy. Properties were refurbished, upmarket businesses were sourced and the infrastructure was improved. Witnessing the progress of the High Street, once voted London’s best street by a Radio 4 poll, could not be easier when staying in Marylebone furnished housing.
The local opinion would suggest that Marylebone is a great place to live. The Well-being Index reveals the lifestyles and health condition of the area’s residents are amongst the best within the capital. Supporting this is a very practical public transport network and a pleasant environment. In fact, a City Survey reveals public transport links are the most valued amenity in the area amongst locals. Additionally, 98% of residents also believed they felt safe living here. Ultimately, the sense of community is strong in Marylebone, making the area a popular place to both visit shortly or stay for a long period of time in Marylebone extended stay apartments, espeically for those looking for a distinctive London lifestyle.
Marylebone is also one of London’s most accessible areas, making it a desirable location for business trips or start-ups. Currently, the local economy hosts almost 70,000 jobs and over 6,000 business along the High Street. Its recent rise is clear too. Nearly 5,000 new start-up businesses emerged on the High Street in the last ten years. Being an area of immense diversity, with high quality residential and office properties, Marylebone continues to capture the imagination of high-end organisations. This has made the area naturally highly-concentrated with new businesses. However, this does not mean that there is less potential for further growth.
For example, the Westminster Enterprise Programme recognises the need to convert the “underused” and “underloved” underpass and bus junction into a thriving destination for new enterprises. This is just one of the many changes the council has planned for Marylebone. Those staying in Marylebone corporate housing can be amongst the first to experience the new economically-beneficial changes.
It’s the attractions which reflect most of the character of Marylebone. Baker Street and High Street are worth walking down, to feel the true atmosphere and character of the area. They are arguably the stand-out attractions, running through the heart of the district, with plenty of independent shops and charming cafes to enjoy. One of the more prominent of the shops is the Selfridges building. The Grade II building at the bottom of Baker Street was opened in 1909 and identifies as one of the most extravagant architectural establishments in the capital. What’s more, is the streets also link the two beautiful Royal Parks, Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, which hold so much historical relevance and make for great, relaxing days out.
Marylebone was also home to arguably the most famous fictional detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes. The Sherlock Holmes Museum at, you guessed it, 221b Baker Street, is well worth a visit while staying nearby, as well as the fantastic London Madame Tussauds. Both attractions draw a huge amount of tourists every year. Tourists like to take advantage of the Baker Street Underground station a few minutes away from both. These iconic museums sit just outside Regent’s Park and can complete any stay in both Marylebone short term accommodation and extended stay apartments.
Ultimately, our Marylebone serviced apartments offer the convenience and value of an aparthotel in this wonderful part of London. There are plenty of options in the area, allowing connection to nearby London districts and access to some’s of the capitals most iconic attractions.
Marylebone benefits from sitting between two of London and Europe’s biggest airports; London Heathrow (LHR) and London City (LCY). Both are around forty-five minutes away by car or taxi.
Both airports are also well-facilitated with public transport, with both railway and bus services running on-site or nearby these airports. Airport transfers can also be organised from SITU’s Marylebone corporate accommodation.
Famously known as a space on the iconic Monopoly board game, London Marylebone station is one of the bigger, more well-known railway terminuses of the capital. Bus and underground services alongside train routes at this station.
London Marylebone station is also the southernmost station on the Chiltern Main Line, which enables travel to many destinations as far as Birmingham and Solihull. The station is also vital to the area as its only train station, with the closest outside of Marylebone being Paddington station.
Whilst there may be limited railway stations in Marylebone, it makes up for it in underground stations and services. It is not just the various underground stations within the Marylebone which support the area, but also the stations on the outskirts, such as Marble Arch, Bond Street, Oxford Circus and Great Portland Street.
Travellers here can take advantage though of these underground stations within Marylebone; Regent’s Park, Edgeware Road, London Marylebone and Baker Street.
The intercity bus network is strong in Marylebone, facilitating travel across the area and to its underground and railway stations. Buses run from both London Marylebone and Baker Street railway stations to bus stops across the area, other London districts and beyond.
National Express is the primary operator of long-distance services in-and-out of Marylebone.