Snapping up Marylebone

He might have trouble pronouncing Marylebone but the legendary man behind the lens, David Bailey certainly knows how to capture the life, character and spirit of our favourite central London village. Last Monday saw the unveiling of 44 exclusive photographs, depicting the area’s unique charms, with local businesses, streets and imposing architecture all given the iconic photographer treatment.

This is an entirely new area for Bailey, whose last London exhibition in 2012 showcased his native East End. Here he looks at Marylebone for the first time and naturally, he’s rather taken. Steeped in history, not only did T.S. Eliot and Charles Dickens live here, this very fashionable address has attracted some noteworthy residents in more recent years from John Lennon and Yoko Ono to Madonna, Sienna Miller and Noel Gallagher. It’s no wonder the likes of Bailey approve of its rock ‘n’ roll credentials.

But if you’d like to get hold of one of these exclusive Marylebone prints, well, there is a slight catch: the project coincides with the launch of The Chilterns – an exciting new development that will see 44 luxury apartments built on W1’s Chiltern Street – and the prints are now securely locked away until next summer, when each purchaser will be presented with their own, unique Bailey. Now that’s what we call a housewarming gift!

These spectacular new pads will be brought to the market through a partnership between Frogmore, Galliard Homes and O’Shea and will comprise 30 two bed apartments and duplexes; 13 three bed apartments and penthouses and a stunning six bedroom penthouse. The building offers secure underground parking, a gym and spa facility and a concierge service 24 hours a day.  Residents also have an opportunity to own a basement wine cellar. (Enough said). Setting a new record price per square foot for Marylebone – a whopping £3,500, the lavish six bed penthouse would set you back an eye-watering £26.5 million. We did mention these prints were limited edition, didn’t we? Snap up your own exclusive piece of Marylebone.