Marylebone is the Northern western part of Central London and is mostly known to be the home of the beautiful Regent Park and exciting London Zoo as well as the location of one of London’s top attraction , the famous wax museum Madame Tussauds. The district which is mostly residential has become a sought-after area in the heart of London packed with a variety of unique boutiques and shops, especially around the charming Marylebone High Street, as well as some renowned medical clinics around Harley Street. Marylebone is also blessed with some of the most sought after luxury accommodations in the capital including the Langham, Landmark, Opulence and Cumberland hotels.
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This district of Marylebone, which is part of the City of Westminster, is roughly bordered by the Prince Albert Road to the north of Regent’s Park, Great Portland Place (or Regents Street) to the east, Oxford Street to the south and finally Edgware road to the west. The neighbourhood has an abundance of tube stations, as well as being home to Marylebone train station which offers numerous departures to the north of England.
Marylebone Top Attractions
Marylebone is home to a variety of well known sights from famous museums such as Madame Tussauds and the Sherlock Holmes Museum to green spaces such as the Regent’s Park and the Marylebone Cricket Club. The top 10 Marylebone attractions include:
- Madame Tussauds
- Regent’s Park
- London Zoo
- Regent’s Canal
- Sherlock Holmes Museum
- Wallace Collection
- Wigmore Hall
- BBC Broadcasting House
- London Central Mosque
- Marylebone Cricket Club Museum
Madame Tussauds is one of the most famous attractions in central London. It has millions of visitors coming in each year from all over the world to see the various wax sculptures. This legendary museum will set you face to face with celebrities from the movies, music and sport, as well as other legendary heroes and villains. It is divided into various fascinating galleries from World leaders, to The Royal Family, passing by the Movie zone and the History of London. Not to forget, the new addition : the breathtaking Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience.
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Regent’s Park is one of the most famous green space in the capital, and part of the Royal Parks of London. It is situated north of Marylebone road and Regent’s Park tube station and surrounded by Park road to the West, Prince Albert road to the North and Albany Street to the East. It is home to a variety of recreational sights including the London Zoo, the Boating Lake and the Open Air Theatre within the Inner circle.
The London Zoo, located within the northern section of the Regent’s Park is an excellent place to enjoy the largest British collections of animals with no less than 755 species. The zoo which was first used for scientific study opened its doors in 1828, making it the world’s oldest scientific zoo.
The Regent’s Canal is perhaps one of the best kept secrets in North Central London. Those set of canals, make up for a wonderful walk along its banks, spanning from Paddington in the west to the Limehouse Basin and the River Thames on the eastern side of London. The canal is mostly visited in the Camden Town area.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
The Sherlock Holmes Museum is the most visited attraction on Baker Street, in the heart of Marylebone. The site is located at the fictional number of 221B (although officially sitting between numbers 237 and 241) and is dedicated to one of the world’s most known fictional character, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and its colleague Doctor Watson. It is a privately-own museum run by the non-profit Sherlock Holmes International Society which first opened in 1990.
The Wallace Collection is a well known museum in Marylebone offering a variety of art objects divided into 25 galleries. The collection holds numerous furniture, arms & armour, porcelain and paintings, mostly from the period between the 15th to the 19th centuries. The admission is free of charge.
The Wigmore Hall is one of the best known international recital venue, located in the heart of Marylebone on 36 Wigmore Street. It offers excellent acoustics and is home to up to 400 concerts each year, attracting thousands of people from all over Europe. The hall host a variety of various performances, with a special focus on classical recitals of piano, song and instrumental music.
BBC Broadcasting House
The Broadcasting House located in the heart of Langham Place on Regent Street, is the official headquarters of the BBC. The building includes the BBC Radio Theatre from where music and speech programmes are recorded in front of a studio audience as well as the radio stations BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Radio 4 Extra.
London Central Mosque
The London Central Mosque, sometimes referred to as the Regent’s Park Mosque due to its proximity to the park is located within a grandiose building which can attracts up to five thousand worshippers. The Mosque was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and is easily recognised for is prominent golden dome, beautifully decorated with broken shapes in the Islamic tradition from the inside.
Marylebone Cricket Club Museum
The Marylebone Cricket Club Museum is located within the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London’s most famous cricket venue in St John’s Wood. The field is often referred to as the "home of cricket" and its Cricket Club Museum considered the world’s oldest sporting museum.
Marylebone Top Hotels
Marylebone has a wide array of hotels to choose from, from the well known 5 stars selections such as the famous Langham London or the magnificent Landmark London to some more affordable accommodations. The following are some of the best accommodations in Marylebone including some 5,4 and 3 stars hotels:
- Langham London Hotel, 5 Stars
- Landmark London Hotel, 5 Stars
- Opulence Hotel, 5 Stars
- Thistle Marble Arch Hotel, 4 Stars
- Sumner Hotel, 4 Stars
- Cumberland Hotel, 4 Stars
- Presidential Apartments Marylebone, 4 Stars
- Radisson Edwardian Sussex Hotel, 4 Stars
- Four Seasons Hotel, 3 Stars
- Wigmore Court Hotel, 3 Stars
Langham London Hotel
5 stars / 1C Portland Place, Regent Street, Bloomsbury and Soho, London, United Kingdom
The Langham London Hotel, first built in the 1860s, is famous for being Europe’s first Grand Hotel. In its long history it has welcomed various famous guests from Napoleon to Lady Di and more recently even James Bond in the Golden Eye film. This 5-star hotel is perfectly located on Regent Street, on one of London’s most exclusive addresses. Indeed it is within walking distance to all of central London top areas, including the Theatreland of Soho, high class Mayfair and Marylebone, as well as various shopping streets such as Oxford Street. The inside of the hotel is as beautiful as the outside featuring newly renovated interiors with a truly deluxe ambience. The Langham Hotel is a welcoming place with plenty of history, and will contribute to a pleasant experience while visiting London.
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Landmark London Hotel
5 stars – 222 Marylebone Road, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom NW1 6JQ
The Landmark London is an awarded-winning 5-star hotel who once served as a convalescent home during World War II and later as the headquarters of the British Railways Board. It was first established in 1899 and reopened as the Landmark hotel in 1995. The hotel is perfectly located close to various central London attractions including the famous Madame Tussauds. The hotel main feature is the Winter Garden glassed atrium home to exotic flowers and palms, ideal for champagne brunch or to enjoy a nice cup of tea.
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4 stars – 47 Gloucester Place, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
The Opulence Hotel is renowned 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Marylebone. It is located near great shopping location surrounded by central London main artery including Piccadilly, Oxford and Regent Street. The hotel offers 19 fully equipped elegant guest rooms with all the modern amenities such as in-room safe, LCD television and luxurious toiletries and bathroom products from Molton Brown. The Opulence Hotel is a comfortable accommodation ideal for both business and leisure travellers.
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Thistle Marble Arch Hotel
4 stars – Bryanston Street, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom W1H 7EH
The Thistle Marble Arch Hotel is a four-star Art Deco accommodation with a longstanding reputation in Marylebone. The hotel offers classy rooms, each decorated in an art Deco-style and offering all the needed amenities. The hotel is perfectly located near the greatest central London shopping spots on Oxford Street, as well as only a few minutes from Hyde Park, Green Park and the Buckingham Palace. Great place to start discovery of London’s greatest attractions.
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The Sumner Hotel
4 stars – 54 Upper Berkeley Street, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom W1H 7QR
The Sumner Hotel is a great 4 star hotels on Berkeley Street. It offers a variety of rooms all with all the amenities a guest would need for a comfortable stay including air conditioning, a desk and a separate shower and tub. The hotel has a 24hr room service, a laundry service/dry cleaning, concierge, meeting facilities. It is perfectly located near some of central London key sights including various royal parks, the Buckingham palace as well as Oxford shopping street. If you are looking for comfort, good service in a great location, then The Sumner Hotel is an ideal choice.
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The Cumberland Hotel
4 stars – Great Cumberland Place, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom W1A 4RF
The Cumberland part of the Guoman group is a four-star Hotel located on the Great Cumberland Place, one of the world’s most exclusive addresses. The hotel offers very comfortable rooms with small touches such as plasma televisions and Egyptian cotton bed linen. It is perfect for both leisure travellers with several bars playing cutting-edge music as well as business guest with up to 26 purpose-built meeting rooms all with state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated support staff. It is ideally situated next Oxford Street and key London royal attractions. The Cumberland is also home to Gary Rhodes celebrity chef award-winning Rhodes W1 restaurant, acclaimed as one of London’s finest.
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Presidential Apartments Marylebone
4 stars – 102 George Street, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom W1U 8NT
The Presidential Apartments is the perfect place to enjoy a pleasant stay in the heart of Marylebone. It offers contemporary accommodations with all the needed amenities and facilities. It is perfectly located near Oxford Street for shopping and Baker Street home to Sherlock Holmes. It is also only a walking distance for one of central London’s greatest attraction, Madame Tussauds on Marylebone road.
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Radisson Edwardian Sussex Hotel
4 stars – 19-25 Granville Place, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom W1H 6PA
The Radisson Edwardian Sussex Hotel is converted from eight Victorian townhouses. It offers contemporary style and up-to-date facilities. Each room are equipped with all of the latest amenities one would wish for including trendy furniture, marble bathrooms, cable television, high-end sound systems and complimentary wireless Internet access. The hotel is ideally located near to Hyde Park, Marble Arch and Oxford Street. The hotels other features includes a fitness centre as well as the renown Nova Bar and Grill serving an exquisite international cuisine. For great comfort in a perfect location the Radisson Edwardian Sussex Hotel is an excellent choice.
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Four Seasons Hotel
3 stars – 173 Gloucester Place, Marylebone, London, United Kingdom NW1 6DX
The Four Season Hotel is perfectly located on the edge of Regents Park, with walking distance to top sights such as the Lords Cricket Ground and Madame Tussaud’s as well as some great shopping location on Regents and Oxford Street. It is also close to the west Theatreland and Museums. The hotel was refurbished in 2009 and offers lovely rooms with all the required amenities.
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Wigmore Court Hotel
3 stars – 23 Gloucester Place, Mayfair and Marylebone, London, United Kingdom W1U 8HS
The Wigmore Court Hotel is a nice 3 stars hotel on Gloucester Place. It offers various non smoking rooms with various amenities including desk, wireless internet access as well as many services such as Laundry /dry cleaning. It is perfectly located in the centre of London near famous Baker and Oxford Street as well as the famous Hyde Park and Marble Arch. If you are looking for a good mix of attentive care in sought after location, then the Wigmore Court Hotel London is the place for you.
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