Are you thinking of moving to Marylebone? Nestled between Regent’s Park, Bloomsbury, Soho, Mayfair and Paddington, this Central London district is a wonderful choice for anyone who wants to combine a high standard of living with all the amenities of the metropolis. Our guide to the area will help you find everything you need to make your move go smoothly.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, you have plenty of local estate agents to choose from in Marylebone. You’ll find branches of Savills, Foxtons and Carter Jonas here, but there’s also a great range of smaller and boutique agencies.
Based in St James’s Street, the heart of Marylebone’s historic clubland, Manors has properties for sale and let throughout the district, and all over central London. This local agency prides itself on building strong relationships with its clients. This is something that’s reflected in its online reviews.
Story of Home takes a different but equally personal approach, partnering with art photographers to showcase its London properties. It’s very much a two-man operation, with founders Stuart and Mathew working to match each of their clients with the ideal place.
A stone’s throw from Baker Street, Kubie Gold are a Marylebone institution. This independent full-service agency specialises exclusively in central London properties, offering their clients a wealth of local knowledge.
All these agencies are approved by the relevant governing bodies, meaning that you’ll have peace of mind whichever one you choose.
Speaking of peace of mind, the COVID-19 pandemic means it’s more important than ever to make sure your new home is impeccably clean. You’ll find a great selection of professional cleaning services in Marylebone, all ready and willing to deep clean and sanitise your property using modern technology and expertise.
London Air Services offer the full gamut of cleaning options, from a basic residential deep clean to power washing, green cleaning and even laundry and dry-cleaning services. Whatever it is that needs to be cleaned, their highly trained staff can deal with it.
Greenleaf Cleaning is another well-reviewed Marylebone cleaning agency. Surface disinfection and sanitisation is one of their many specialities, and it’s one that’s proved very popular since the start of the pandemic. They also provide regular cleaning and housekeeping services for reasonable and transparent rates.
If you’re looking for a cleaner, Clean Impact is another reliable choice. This agency offers regular, one-off, end-of-tenancy and post-event cleaning services, as well as laundry and ironing. Clean Impact has been in business for twenty years and covers the whole of central London.
Not so long ago, the idea that you could control your home environment from your phone seemed like something out of science fiction. In 2021, it’s a reality. Our clients love smart home setups. These intelligent systems cover lighting, security, climate control, audio-visual systems and even domestic appliances. They make life far more convenient – but, sadly, you can’t bring them with you on your move. If you want your home in Marylebone to be a smart one – assuming it isn’t already – you’ll need to talk to a local supplier.
Founded as Communitec by Rory Hackett back in 2006, liv. is at the cutting edge of home automation. Their experienced team in Baker Street will help you kit out your new place with anything and everything you need. They describe two of their key values as “flexibility” and “future-readiness”, so you know your smart home system will stand the test of time.
Based in Great Portland Street, Smart Home Innovation Services are a local favourite for their friendly and personal approach. Their custom-made solutions also incorporate everything you might possibly want, and they’re great fans of voice-controlled systems.
For security reasons, it’s always a good idea to change the locks on your new home as soon as you move in. And you never want to end up shivering on your doorstep because of a lost or broken key. A reliable local locksmith is an invaluable ally.
On the Edgware Road you’ll find Secure Ltd, a home security company that also offers a 24/7 locksmith service. This small family company is valued for its outstanding customer service and quality products. These include an impressive range of ultra-secure, cutting-edge locks.
In nearby Paddington, Barry Bros is another family business that offers 24-hour emergency cover as well as safety doors, locks, and electronic security systems. They opened for business in Praed Street in 1945, and have been a central London stalwart ever since.
If you’re checking out a potential new neighbourhood, there’s no substitute for spending a few days there. Marylebone has an amazing variety of hotels – far too many to list! Here are just a few of the highlights.
If you want five-star style, The Marylebone Hotel is a classic choice. This Doyle Collection hotel on Welbeck Street offers fine dining, gym facilities, 24-hour room service and luxury private transportation. The Langham is another fabulous option. This hotel, club and spa in Portland Place has Michel Roux Jr. as its resident chef.
If you’re looking for more of a boutique, family feel, the Dorset Square Hotel is an exquisite Regency townhouse near Marylebone Station. Each of the 38 bedrooms has its own unique design by Kit Kemp, and the cosy Potting Shed restaurant is open all day.
On New Quebec Street you’ll find The Grazing Goat, a rustic gastropub with rooms that offers a country-style experience just minutes from Hyde Park. Rustic doesn’t mean basic, however: free wifi, ensuite bathrooms and plush king-size beds are standard. The pub breakfast and Sunday lunch are famous locally.
Once you’ve found your new home and set yourself up, you’ll need a removals company with real local expertise. Founded in Covent Garden in 1977, Cadogan Tate know and love Central London, and we would be delighted to help with your move. For more details about our services and a bespoke quotation, just click here.