Marylebone is not just a station in the heart of the City of Westminster but the name of the area as well, Marylebone Village, which takes its name from the church which was known as St. Mary at the Bourne and over time had its named shortened to Marylebone.
History of Landmarks in Marylebone
Marylebone is one area of London that once was home to several glorious landmarks but each of them has sadly disappeared over the years.
The Marylebone Gardens were once open to the public as a pleasure ground and a venue for outdoor concerts but they were closed on 1778, never to reopen. Another music venue that was once in Marylebone was the Queen’s Hall that hosted classical music concerts, but it was sadly destroyed during a fire in World War II.
The Theatre Royal was built in Marylebone and opened in 1832 but was demolished in 1959 as well as the theatre, St George’s Hall that was built in 1867 and demolished in 1966.
St. Mary at the Bourne church is now the St. Marylebone Parish Church and is one of the few remaining landmarks you can visit in the historic village.
Hotels in Marylebone
Marylebone has some fantastic hotels on offer that run to a range of prices as well as star ratings. These include the Radisson Blu Edwardian, 10 Manchester Street Hotel, the Arch London Hotel, the Marble Arch Inn, the Marylebone Hotel and the Churchill Hyatt Regency London
Food for thought in Marylebone
Scoff & Banter is a British menu restaurant that can be found in the Radisson Blu Edwardian and offers some of the finest food that you can find just off Oxford Street. It is also remarkably close to Marble Arch so makes the ideal place to eat if you are about to go out exploring the areas around Marylebone with an escort for a companion, or returning after a long day of sightseeing.