Philip Eastwood, Head of London at The Buying Solution, speaks to The London Magazine about one of Marylebone’s most iconic streets, Chiltern Street. This small street, which started its life as a humble service road, has now become a hotspot for A-listers thanks to the transformation of the Grade II listed Manchester Square Fire Station which is now home to five-star hotel and restaurant, Chiltern Firehouse.
Philip Eastwood comments: “Chiltern Street is one of the most charming streets in London. The arrival of Chiltern Firehouse certainly helped place it on the map but it also offers a slightly calmer more residential vibe than the nearby Marylebone High Street, with a rich mix of specialist shops such as Cire Trudon candle makers and the stylish Monocle and Nordic cafes. Chiltern Street has a lovely local village feel popular with all nationalities. Average sales in Marylebone have continued to rise 3% this past year, with particular interest in Chiltern Street and surrounds, despite the rest of London falling on average 1.1% according to recent Knight Frank research.
“Our experience has shown the area to be popular with downsizers who perhaps had larger family houses in Hampstead or St Johns Wood now looking to be more central, and usually have other homes abroad, or sometimes a main home in Oxfordshire due to the great train line into Marylebone, so use this as their London pied a Terre. The new developments at Chiltern Place and The Chilterns have proven especially popular with this audience. Lifts are important and the newer buildings and mansion blocks providing these are the most in demand.”
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