Once an isolated village set amidst the fields of the rural Tyburn Manor, Marylebone grew quickly in the 18th century as a thoroughly modern piece of city with a spacious urban grid of handsome and elegant streets. Minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, the neighbourhood today has managed to retain an atmosphere of tranquillity, but maintains the dynamism of a modern urban hub. Charting architecture and identity, change and adaptation, this walk explores the many architectural layers of Marylebone and recalls its transformation from rural outlier, to urban phenomenon and 21st century brand experience through its best streets and buildings.
An ONstreet walk by The London Ambler - Mike Althorpe
Weaving unexpected and alternative routes through the city and tackling big architectural stories in an authoritative, yet fun and accessible way, The London Ambler is one of the capital’s best alternative walk experiences and brings to life the many episodes, sagas and adventures of built and unbuilt London!