Marylebone road starts from Paddington to Euston Road, near Regent’s Park. Madame Tussauds, one of London’s most popular attractions, lies on that road. Marylebone road is important part of the London Inner Ring Road. This means that it forms part of the London’s congestion charge zone. If you did not know the capital divides into zones. There is a congestion charge introduced to drive into the city centre. The congestion charge aims to reduce the vehicles in order to lower the pollution and the heavy traffic. Marylebone road starts from Paddington to Euston Road, near Regent’s Park.
In the article you will find more about:
- Marylebone Road
- Marylebone Station
- Madame Tussauds
- Regent’s Park
The beginning of our walking tour on Marylebone road starts from Paddington area. There are two Underground Stations here – Paddington and Edgeware Road. Paddington is also a train station, actually one of the busiest in London. The area is a lively representation of the life in the capital. There are multiple restaurants offering different cuisine. You can enjoy a delicious Greek, Italian, Lebanese, English or other specialties. Often the restaurants have promotions and discounts for lunch. Coffee shops welcome clients from every corner. Why not trying something new like a seasonal flavoured cup of coffee?
Several hotels have their doors open for tourists. Paddington is a great place to stay. The transport links and all the pubs, restaurants and coffee shops will not make your stay in London boring. You can explore the options depending on your budget. The usual price per night here is about 50-200 pounds. Find options here: https://www.booking.com/district/gb/london/paddington.en-gb.html
Moving from the Paddington area leads us further down the Marylebone road. You can not notice how wide and spacious the road is. It has 3 lanes in each direction, allowing the traffic to go quickly than in other parts of London. Again, a lot of hotels and shops on the way. There are also schools and a church. This part of the road is mostly residential.
Just walking and looking around we can get the idea of how attractive for living this neighborhood is. The beautiful architecture and friendly residents bring a lot to the lovely atmosphere. Also, the area is considered safe with a low rate of crime. If you are a tourist looking for a place to stay, this is an excellent option.
It might be quite obvious, but the train station on Marylebone road has the same name. The station opened in 1899 and is a main connection to Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Leicester. A popular place you can reach from here is Bicester Village. It is a home of more than 160 luxurious brands. The outlet is cheaper than the usual shops of the brands. This is the main reason many Britains and tourists to rush to get there. The train journey from Marylebone station to Bicester Village takes approximately 1 hour.
The same station combines not only train, but also Underground services. A lot of the train stations in London are connected to the Tube. It is easy and quick. The Bakerloo line, which is functioning since 1906, can link you to central London, calling at 25 stations.
This is one of the symbolic and most visited attractions in London. Its convenient location on Marylebone road makes it easy to reach. The famous was museum attracts more than 2.5 million visitors every year. Since its opening around 500 million people had the chance to go in and see their favourite celebrities’ life-size wax replicas.
Inside Madame Tussauds are the members of the Royal family, famous movie stars, sports figures, world leaders and many more. The total amount of was figures in the museum comes to 300. They are constantly adding more to the stunning collection.
Madame Tussauds is open and welcoming visitors. They follow strict procedures to reduce the risk of infection. Due to the Covid-19 all of the tickets must be pre-booked in advance. This will also give you 20% discount. The tickets are limited, so it is better to plan you visit early. More details here: https://www.madametussauds.com/london/en/
Last thing to see near Marylebone road is Regen’t Park. Although London has a very impressive list of parks, this one is a personal favourite. Regent’s Park is just 5 minutes away from the busy road and will amaze you with peaceful and relaxing alleys. The lake is especially beautiful in Autumn and has a charming coffee shop offering hot drinks to warm you up.
Inside the park you will find tennis courts, rose gardens and the London Zoo. Climb the Primrose Hill to benefit from the breathtaking views. This hill is a loved place for many locals and you will see why. If you prefer to spend a few hours in the zoo, you will not regret it. It is one of the oldest in the world with more than 17 000 animals. It is currently open and you can book your tickets here: https://www.zsl.org/london.
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