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The history of Marylebone architecture (and why it makes the perfect office location)

January 31st, 2024

Nestled in the heart of London, Marylebone reflects the city’s vibrant history and cultural richness through its unique mix of Victorian, Georgian, and 20th-century architecture.

This article explores Marylebone’s history, spotlighting its architectural gems, whilst introducing three period properties that not only boost your business’ image – but also offer a luxury, modern workspace for your team to do their best work

A walk through Marylebone’s history

Here’s a look at the most popular architectural styles found in Marylebone:

Victorian Charisma

Stroll down Marylebone’s streets and you’ll encounter impeccably preserved Victorian townhouses. Ornate facades adorned with decorative wrought-iron railings and grand bay windows showcase opulence and sophistication.

Georgian Grandeur

Among the district’s most iconic architectural styles is Georgian. Elegant townhouses characterised by symmetrical fronts and classical proportions capture the essence of the 18th century. Refined simplicity defines these structures, creating a sophisticated backdrop with high ceilings and spacious interiors.

20th Century Modernism

Marylebone showcases an abundance of buildings reflecting mid-century geometry, from Art Deco influences to post-war designs. These buildings contain a mix of geometric shapes, zigzag patterns, and unique decorative elements that represent the innovative spirit of the 20th century. Notable examples include the listed Dorset House and BBC headquarters, Broadcasting House.

Charming Mews

Adding to Marylebone’s charm are its many mews – narrow streets traditionally used for stabling horses and carriages. Mews houses, initially designed for domestic staff, offer a glimpse into the district’s historical fabric, providing a unique character to the area.

Why Marylebone is the Ideal Office Location

Beyond its rich history, Marylebone’s appeal as a business hotspot is further enhanced by several key factors:

Inspiring Surroundings

The architectural diversity in Marylebone creates a visually stimulating environment, supercharging creativity and innovation within your team. Whether you’re drawn to the ornate details of Victorian craftsmanship or the sleek lines of modern design, Marylebone offers ultimate inspiration for office aesthetics.

Accessibility and Connectivity

Strategically located with excellent transport links, including Marylebone Station, the district ensures that your office is both a haven of inspiration and well-connected to the rest of London and beyond.

Prestigious Address

Establishing your office in Marylebone not only provides historic charm but also lends a prestigious address to your business. The combination of architectural sophistication and a prime location enhances your company’s overall image.

Choosing the Right Office Space in Marylebone

When deciding on the ideal office location in Marylebone, consider the carefully modernised properties listed below. These spaces have undergone meticulous restoration to preserve their historical features. The attention to detail ensures that original architectural elements, including decorative mouldings, grand windows, and period-specific facades, are not only maintained but celebrated.

These locations seamlessly integrate modern amenities to meet contemporary workspace expectations. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, these offices enable your team to work efficiently while providing the comfort and convenience associated with modern workspaces.

19 Portland Place

This attractive grade 2* listed office building spans over six floors and was constructed in 1775. Portland Place boasts a blend of stunning architecture, curated art, and exquisite high-end design. It stands as a testament to the elegance of 18th-century architecture, capturing the essence of the Georgian era with its distinguished facade and classical proportions. Imposing yet refined, the building features intricate detailing, high ceilings, and spacious interiors characteristic of the period.

WorkPad 19 Portland Place

6 Dorset Street

With symmetrical facades, large sash windows, and subtle yet sophisticated detailing, this property seamlessly blends historical aesthetics with contemporary comfort. The Georgian charm is not merely a backdrop but an integral part of the office environment, offering seven unique and private office suites in this boutique period property.

WorkPad offers modern workspace from boutique, period properties

116 Baker Street

Situated on one of London’s most famous streets, 116 Baker Street offers a contemporary, premium workspace. As a symbol of Georgian grandiosity, the property captures attention with its classic Georgian facade and imposing presence. The refined simplicity of Georgian architecture is showcased through well-proportioned windows, intricate cornices, and a sense of symmetry that defines the era. This boutique period property provides eleven unique and private office suites varying in size.

Shared workspaces at WorkPad 116 Baker Street

Finding Your Marylebone Workspace

Marylebone’s architecture seamlessly blends Victorian, Georgian, and 20th-century styles. As you explore potential office locations, let Marylebone’s timeless elegance and historical allure be the backdrop for your team’s success. Choose a Marylebone workspace that reflects your business values and encapsulates the enduring charm of Marylebone’s architectural legacy.

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