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Marylebone is a district in the West End of London and bordered to the north by Marylebone Road, to the south by Oxford Street, to the west by Edgware Road, and to the east by Great Portland Street. East Marylebone is historically the region east of Cleveland Street up to Great Portland Street (known since the 1940s as Fitzrovia).
Marylebone is named after the local church dedicated to St Mary. The church was built on the bank of a bourne so the area was known as St Mary at the Bourne.
Madame Tussauds, the famous wax museum that’s one of London’s primary tourist attractions, is located in Marylebone W1.
Astronomer Eleanor Burbige and actress Joan Collins are some of the notable former pupils of the Francis Holland School. The Royal Academy of Music is the oldest music school in the UK. It was founded in 1822.
There were a number of historical sites in the area that were demolished such as the Theatre Royal music hall (1832 to 1959), BBC Radio 1’s studio Edgton House, St. George’s Hall theatre (1867 to 1966), St. Marylebone Grammar School, and Queen’s Hall.
For transportation, the area is near various tube stations including Baker Street station, Edgware Road station (on the Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines), Oxford Circus station, Marble Arch station, and Regent’s Park station.