Right in the heart of Zone 1, Marylebone is so rich in story material that you'll never be short on inspiration. Arthur Conan Doyle had Sherlock sniffing around for clues in the winding alleys, Charles Dickens endured a spell as a court reporter, and JMW Turner struggled with his genius in what became known as 'Turner's Den'. Amidst all of this creative gold dust you'll find an arty three-bed, two-bath apartment adorned with Georgian antiques and original paintings. A place endowed with such charisma you'll feel absolutely part of the bigger story.
Your host is a Brit Journo with a sharp eye on pop culture and all things contemporary. Her twenty years of writing have taken her to Paris and Madrid, but she has finally put down roots in London with Bryanston Mews her rather splendid work abode.
As soon as you enter this smart, Neo Georgian property you'll feel inclined to pull out your Moleskin and jot down some notes on great in-house style. White washed walls and swatches of vibrant upholstery and artwork create a dynamic tone, while some extraordinary lighting and splendid wallpapers are to be uncovered on landings and in cloakrooms. The living/dining space, with its Parquet flooring, fabulous antiques and delightful paintings, is a great place to be a voluntary Ace in the Hole. You will already have parked your car in the garage, a rare advantage in Zone 1, leaving masses of time to relax on the large window sofa and muse over such rich pickings. Any sign of writer's block can be remedied by the huge, beautiful kitchen, which provides ample scope for food for thought. While upstairs, three gorgeous bedrooms, two en-suite, one with a roof terrace, complete this impressive portfolio.
You simply could not ask for a better area to cover. It's a short walk to the prime shopping of Oxford Street, likewise Marylebone Village with its designer boutiques and upscale restaurants. Elegant Regents Park is on your doorstep, and all around evocative Victorian London resonates.