Marylebone Village website relaunched


New online guide to Marylebone Village offers a valuable resource for visitors to the Harley Street Medical Area

The Harley Street Medical Area is remarkable for several reasons—its long history, the breadth and profile of its healthcare providers—but among its most unusual characteristics, certainly compared with the large, purpose-built, out-of-town campuses of most of the world’s other top medical destinations, is its location: right in the heart of a global city, surrounded by shops, restaurants, hotels and cultural attractions.

Right beside the HSMA is an area known as Marylebone Village. Carefully nurtured by The Howard de Walden Estate, it is, as the name suggests, an attractive and welcoming neighbourhood, offering practitioners, patients, carers and families a quality of life untypical of a medical setting. The website of Marylebone Village has recently relaunched, offering visitors all the tools they need to get the best out of the area: where to stay, what to do, where to shop and eat. With its directory, event listings and articles, this online resource should be of significant benefit to anyone visiting or working in the HSMA.

Easy to navigate
Blessed with beautiful period buildings, Marylebone Village 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 as well as bigger brands, offering everything from clothes and homewares to food and wine. The area’s restaurants range from neighbourhood cafes to 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 are similarly diverse, including independent apartments, guest houses, and hotels that range from boutique to five-star.

Health and fitness
To cater to the health and fitness of visitors, there are gyms, exercise studios, yoga practitioners and massage therapists. For fresh air, exercise or a peaceful escape, Regent’s Park is moments away, with its gardens, sports facilities and unspoiled greenery. Paddington Street Gardens offers a similarly pleasant environment in which to unwind in the sunshine. The area is also home to an array of cultural attractions—from the chamber music of Wigmore Hall to the art of the Wallace Collection.

For anyone coming to the HSMA, whether working as a health professional or visiting as a patient or carer, the HSMA’s proximity to Marylebone Village ensures that any time spent here will be as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

Visit the Marylebone Village website