Marylebone gets its name from the church of St Mary’s (now Marylebone Church) which once stood on the banks of the river Tyburn. The area is located north of Oxford Street, west of Fitzrovia, and east of Regent’s Park. Primarily a residential area, it is also home to the medical epicentre of Harley Street, the fashionable shops of Marylebone High Street and its designer boutiques and cafés. Marylebone is characterised by fine Georgian terraces, distinguished mews houses and attractive garden squares, bordered by generously proportioned Victorian portered mansion blocks. Marylebone has become one of the most sought-after locations within Central London. The eclectic mix of specialist shops, restaurants and bars on the High Street has created an almost village feel amidst the hustle and bustle of Central London.