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Marlborough House, 38 Marlborough Place, St John’s Wood, London NW8 0PE



9,192 Sq ft

Available / Freehold

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The Opportunity

The property comprises a Grade II Listed Stucco-fronted Victorian property dating from c.1840, situated within the affluent St John’s Wood Conservation Area, on a leafy residential road.

There are two entrances to the building, one to the centre which has an attractive glazed canopied entrance and another to the eastern end, where stairs lead down directly to an entrance to the lower ground floor. This would potentially allow the lower ground floor to be self-contained from the upper floors.

The property originally comprised two residential dwellings which are now interlinked, with accommodation arranged over lower ground floor, ground, first and second floors.

The ground floor comprises a well-presented Reception/foyer, two good-sized classrooms, two offices and WCs. The accommodation in the remainder of the property currently comprises classrooms, nursery rooms on the lower ground floor, offices, meetings rooms, WCs, kitchen and ancillary staff areas.

The property was extensively refurbished in late 2017/early 2018 and is in an immaculate condition throughout, benefitting from a wealth of period features. The ceilings on the ground floor are high, with original fireplaces and decorative cornicing and plasterwork throughout.

The garden is attractive and well maintained, with a covered walkway which spans the length of the garden, which is accessed via the lower ground floor, and also via an external metal staircase from the ground floor.


The property is situated in the affluent St John’s Wood, in the City of Westminster and 0.4 mile west of St John’s Wood Station. The property is situated on Marlborough Place, close to the junction with Abbey Road. The surrounding area comprises a highly sought-after residential location, characterised by a mix of period properties, with Regents Park 0.9 mile to the east and Primrose Hill 1.1 miles to the north east.

Public transport connections are excellent with various London underground stations close by providing access to the Jubilee, Bakerloo and London Overground lines. The immediate location is also well served by the local network of buses.

St John’s Wood High Street is 0.5 mile. The Wellington Hospital is also located 0.6 mile south east of the property, with Lord’s Cricket Ground a further 0.1 mile south east.

Planning Policy

The property is situated within the City of Westminster. The property is Grade II Listed and also falls within the St John’s Wood Conservation Area.

The established use of the property falls within Use Class D1 of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, which includes schools, children’s day nurseries, medical uses, training centre, and other non-residential institutional uses. Planning permission would therefore be required for other uses.

We are of the opinion that the property is ideally suited for a prep or independent school, or could be suitable for a range of other D1 uses including nursery, training, medical and health, or alternative uses, subject to necessary consents.

Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries of the local authority. Westminster City Council’s planning department can be contacted on 020 7641 6500.

Marlborough House, 38 Marlborough Place, St John’s Wood, London NW8 0PE