The Howard de Walden Estate is one of the major property owners in the West End with 850 properties owned by the estate as well as 11 schools, three hotels, and two special policy areas including some of Marylebone’s most iconic and is located in a conservation area.
Who are the Howard de Walden Estate?
The Howard de Walden Estate is one of the major property owners in the West End with 850 properties owned by the estate as well as 11 schools, three hotels, and two special policy areas – The Harley Street Medical District and the Portland Place Institutional Offices. The estate also has a large number of listed buildings – including some of Marylebone’s most iconic and is located in a conservation area.
The estate dates from 1715 when Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer began the development of Cavendish Square and the streets around it. After the death of the 2nd Earl of Oxford, this new Harley Estate passed to his only daughter, Margaret Cavendish Harley. When Margaret then married William Bentwick, 2nd Duke of Portland it was subsequently known as the Portland Estate and was handed down to successive Dukes of Portland. In 1879, the Duke of Portland died without issue and his estate was then divided between his two sisters. The Portland Estate eventually passed to the last surviving sister Lucy Ellis who was the widow of the 6th Lord Howard de Walden. The estate has remained in the family ever since.
The majority of the buildings on the high street date from around 1900 when there was a major redevelopment of the area. The late 19th Century was a defining time for Harley Street – one of Marylebone’s most famous roads which remains synonymous with private medicine to this day. Despite relatively little bombing damage during the Second World War, Marylebone as an area began to decline during the latter half of the 20th Century with a revival occurring from the 1990s due to the Howard de Walden Estate’s management. Recognising the need for a distinctive retail environment, they helped mould the way Marylebone is today. Known for its village atmosphere and exciting array of independent shops, Marylebone is an ideal place to live.
Why Howard de Walden?
There are many advantages to choosing to live in a Howard de Walden Estate owned property. As Marylebone’s largest landlord, they own some of the best and most iconic buildings in the area with a stunning range of homes and apartments available to let.
One of the benefits of having a landlord like the Howard de Walden Estate is the level of care and attention they give their properties. Marylebone Village is one of the most vibrant places to be for anyone looking to make their home in the West End. In addition, residents have a number of offers which they can take advantage of which are exclusive to Howard de Walden tenants. From discounts on furniture rental company Roomservice by Cort and removals company Cadogan Tate, you are certain to find moving into your new home nice and easy. With 15% discounts for new tenants at Tommi’s Burger Joint, you’ll need the discounts offered at BXR London and Third Space to work it all off!
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