Famous as the fictional home of detective Sherlock Holmes, Marylebone has a rich cultural and historic past. Sandwiched between Hyde Park and Regent’s Park and straddling W1 and NW1, this Zone 1 hotspot has long been one of central London’s most fashionable and upmarket districts.

Wealthy professionals and City workers, international house hunters and celebrities are lured by Marylebone’s charms.

Marylebone Village has become synonymous as one of the top places in London to go to for great independent shops. The ‘Village’ is centred on Marylebone High Street and Marylebone Lane where locals and tourists come together to enjoy the relaxed vibe, the delis, specialist food shops, cafés, the arts and boutiques.

Offering primarily Georgian architecture with some newer developments of flats and mews houses. Montagu Square and Bryanston square are famous for their beautifully manicured, resident-only gardens surrounded by impressive period properties, primarily converted into flats but with a handful of freehold houses still remaining.

Howard de Walden and Portman Estate have been hugely influential in nurturing and preserving Marylebone.

For primary schools, the Skola International Community School, St George’s School, St Vincent’s School and Hampden Gurney are popular.

For secondary schooling, there is the North Westminster Community School, Portland Place School, Davies Laing and Dick College, St Marylebone Secondary School.

There is a great selection of private choices including Abercorn, Wetherby, Francis Holland and Marylebone is also home to the Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Marylebone has great transport links across London.

Overland trains from Marylebone station provide connections with the Chilterns and Birmingham.

Marylebone tube station, Baker Street tube station and Edgware Road serve the Marylebone area providing access to the Bakerloo Line, Jubilee Line, District Line, Circle Line and the Hammersmith & City line.