Marylebone

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The University of Westminster’s Marylebone Campus is where you will find the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. The University’s impressive Ambika P3 exhibition space is also located here.

The Marylebone Campus houses the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. It's where you'll also find the impressive Ambika P3 exhibition space.

The campus is situated on Marylebone Road, opposite the famous Madame Tussauds waxworks museum.

The area of Marylebone gets its name from a church dedicated to St Mary, represented now by St Marylebone Parish Church.

In 1710, John Holles, Duke of Newcastle, purchased the manor for £17,500. His daughter and heir, Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles, by her marriage to Edward Harley, Earl of Oxford, passed it on to the family of the Earl of Oxford, one of whose titles was Lord Harley of Wigmore. She and the earl, realising the need for fashionable housing north of the Oxford Road, commissioned the surveyor and builder John Prince to draw a master plan that set Cavendish Square in a rational grid system of streets. The Harley heiress Lady Margaret Cavendish Harley married William, 2nd Duke of Portland, and took the property, including Marylebone High Street, into the Bentinck family.

Such place names in the neighbourhood as Cavendish Square and Portland Place reflect the Dukes of Portland landholdings and Georgian-era developments there.

The area of Marylebone can be defined as reaching from Oxford Street to the south, Marylebone Road to the north, Edgware Road to the west and Great Portland Street to the east.

Marylebone is mostly residential with many medical and dental offices concentrated around the famed Harley Street.

The area has a fascinating history which is being added to all the time by the changes in buildings and different sets of people that move in and out of the area.

Local landmarks

Landmarks include:

  • Broadcasting House, the BBC’s headquarters
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Harley Street
  • The Regent's Park (which houses London Zoo)
  • Hyde Park
  • Marble Arch

Local residents

Residents you might see:

  • Madonna
  • US X Factor host Steve Jones
  • presenter Dale Winton
  • actor Sienna Miller
  • super sleuth Sherlock Holmes – or Benedict Cumberbatch being filmed in the role for the BBC series of the same name
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