Of all the many facets that make the Harley Street Medical Area an appealing medical base, its location is one of the most compelling
Of all the many facets that make the Harley Street Medical Area an appealing medical base, its location is one of the most compelling. London is one of the world’s most modern, prosperous and well-connected cities, and Harley Street sits right at its heart—within easy reach of several international airports, the St Pancras Eurostar terminal, numerous mainline stations and the city’s vast public transport network. There are few places in the UK—or indeed the world—that are quite so easily accessible to patients or practitioners, wherever they might live.
But despite being so central, just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, the Harley Street Medical Area sits within an oasis of relative tranquillity—an area known as Marylebone Village. Carefully nurtured by the Howard de Walden Estate, the areas landlord, Marylebone Village is —as the name suggests—an attractive and welcoming neighbourhood, offering practitioners, patients, carers and families a quality of life unrivalled in most major cities.
Blessed with beautiful period buildings, Marylebone sits on a simple grid of wide streets, making it easy to navigate. The area around Marylebone High Street, which runs parallel to Harley Street, is one of London’s most varied and distinctive retail districts, populated by small, independent shops and boutiques. The area’s restaurants range from friendly neighbourhood cafes to high end, Michelin-starred establishments, representing a vast array of different cuisines and prices. For visitors requiring accommodation, either short term or long term, the hotel options within walking distance of Harley Street are similarly diverse, with small, independent guest houses, attractive boutique hotels, apartment hotels and famous five-star institutions such as the Langham and the Landmark.
For anyone requiring fresh air, exercise or a peaceful escape, the Harley Street Medical Area is moments away from Regent’s Park, with its gardens, sports facilities and wide expanses of unspoiled greenery. Paddington Street Gardens, just behind Marylebone High Street, offers a similarly pleasant place to unwind in the sunshine.
The area is also privileged to have an array of cultural attractions—from the chamber music of Wigmore Hall to the art of the Wallace Collection.
Whether you’re working as a health professional or visiting as a patient, the Harley Street Medical Area has everything needed to make sure time spent here is as pleasant and stress free as possible.