Although a common misconception is that Marylebone is a rough translation of Marie la Bonne which is French for ‘Mary the good’, the name Marylebone is simply derived from a church built in the area, dedicated to St Mary. The church stood on the banks of a small river (or ‘bourne’), hence the area becoming known by this name over time. Marylebone has been home to many famous names over the years, with some of the greatest names in literature, music and science residing here. Famous residents have included everyone from Chopin and Charles Dickens to John Lennon. Marylebone is also home to a famous fictional character, with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes residing in Baker Street, and streets around Marylebone featured in his books.
Setting up your business here
There are a wide range of industries based in this area, from accounting and financial companies to advertising firms and retail outlets. Harley Street is world-renowned for its top-end medical practices and the area also has a good deal of shopping and a thriving tourist trade. With this wide variety of industries in one small area, Marylebone is an ideal location for setting up any business, as it offers such a range of networking possibilities.
A typical office in Marylebone
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Things to do in Marylebone
One of the most famous attractions in Marylebone is Madame Tussauds, which is known the world over for it ultra-realistic wax models of celebrities throughout the ages. Although Madame Tussauds is a popular tourist attraction, there are also more cerebral activities close by, with Wigmore Hall the perfect venue for a more cultural evening out. Wigmore Hall is a grand concert hall, which is best known for its chamber performances. In the summer, the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park offers a unique take on traditional theatre and concert experiences. For post-work drinks there are plenty of options in Marylebone. A cavernous nightclub with an industrial feel, Carbon is a great venue for a proper night out, whilst Puri has a relaxed by stylish speakeasy-style and a fun atmosphere. For those looking for a quick bite after work, Honey Pot is a popular tapas restaurant offering well-priced small plates and a really friendly environment.
- Tube lines: Bakerloo
- Mainline stations: Marylebone, Baker Street
- Nearest motorways: M4
- Nearest airports: Heathrow and London City
- Other: Buses and taxis