In autumn 2017 the Survey of London will publish two volumes on the history of Marylebone’s buildings and places, focussing on the south-eastern parts of the historic parish, the area between Oxford Street and the Marylebone Road.
The study has made extensive use of the archives of the Howard de Walden Estate. It also explores the area’s long established relationship with the medical profession and hospitals, and includes accounts of the development of Harley Street and the vast but recently demolished Middlesex Hospital. Alongside this, the clothing industry and motor trade around Great Portland Street receive close attention, as do artists’ communities between Tottenham Court Road and Great Portland Street during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Join us for a talk given by the Survey of London at the University of Westminster Marylebone campus, home to the School of Architecture, and within the Survey’s study area.
The talk will be followed by a tour of the campus building, the site of the former St Marylebone Workhouse from 1775 to 1965, when it was replaced by the current Brutalist tour-de-force by the London County Council architects. This will be followed by a guided walk of the Marylebone study area to look at key sites and buildings that tell the story of the area’s rich history.
The event is free, but please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/marylebone-guided-walk-and-talk-tickets-35180683371