Welcome to Clarence Gate Gardens!
Clarence Gate Gardens is a wonderful 114-year old mansion block in Marylebone, London... and the Residents' Association have created this website to help current residents, future residents, tenants and everyone else with useful information - from the fascinating history of the building itself, some of the famous people who have lived here in the past, to some of the great places to eat, shop and socialise in our local community. Not to mention the exciting things happening locally (opposite)...
If you are a current resident... you may know some of this, but hopefully the website carries some useful information, and do please register for (and regularly access) the "Residents Area" for information just for residents. We will update the site regularly, so do keep logging back in.
If you are thinking about buying a flat in the future... we hope there is plenty on here to whet your appetite, show you what a well run block this is, and what a great part of London this is to live!
If you are a current tenant... you will also already know what a great block this is, and this website is also to help you get more from your time with us.
If you are thinking about renting a flat in Clarence Gate Gardens... we hope there is information here to convince you that you won't look back. However, do please be aware that under the terms of the leases here, the minimum let is six-months, and renting out a room in a shared flat is usually not permitted, so do be suspicious if you are offered a short-term or room-only let.
You can contact the CGG Resident's Association by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that your email - including contact details - may be passed on to all Committee members, unless you specifically request otherwise.
This web site is run on a volunteer basis and we are always grateful for your feedback and any additional content, so do please email email@example.com. Please also note that the Residents Committee cannot bear responsibility for anything on the site that may not be correct - for example notices about Health and Safety - everything here is to help you make more of Clarence Gate Gardens - but it cannot replace your own obligations.
ALICE THE HAWK COMES TO CGG!
One way that the CGG Residents' Association have implemented to combat the presence of pigeons in the street, has been to commission a bird of prey - Alice - to fly up and down the street to humanely deter those pigeons who have sought to make CGG their home. The presence of Alice was enough to suggest to these pigeons that there must be a better place for them to roost! Have a look at this website's Photo Gallery if you missed it!
CCG RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE
The minutes from the AGM on Thursday 27th June 2019 have been uploaded to the Resident's area of this website. Also added are the minutes from the CGG Pigeon Meeting on 10th July 2019, and within here you find a copy of the presentation, along with the survey results and photographs. Draft minutes from the latest CCGRA Committee Meeting on Monday 22nd July have also been posted, so do take a look if you are registered... but if not contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details how to access these important updates.
BAKER STREET TWO WAY SCHEME
The major construction works associated with the scheme are now complete. If you know of an issue please address it to https://www.westminster.gov.uk/report-it. During October, traffic surveys will be undertaken, with a report published in December detailing outcomes and any mitigation that may be required.
DISRUPTION AT MARYLEBONE STATION from mid-August
Transport for London are installing a third escalator at Marylebone Station, with disruptive works scheduled to start in mid-August.
AYBROOK STREET FARMERS MARKET
15 minutes' walk from CGG is the wonderful Farmer's Market on Aybrook Street (one street over from Marylebone High Street) - every Sunday. They are now renewing their planning permission, and need your support - either sign a letter at the market each Sunday or apply on line here. You will need to register if you have not used the site before
THE CAMDEN FRINGE AT THE COCKPIT - until Friday 23rd August 2019
The Cockpit is a fringe theatre just a short walk from Marylebone Station, and has been a key venue at the Camden Fringe Festival, which takes place across London throughout the month of August, for the last four years. Each year, The Cockpit’s large and versatile space has hosted a programme with a broad range of bold and innovative performances. Between 30th July and 23rd August, The Cockpit will host 18 Camden Fringe performances - more here.
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL - Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August 2019
The biggest Caribbean carnival in Europe, Notting Hill Carnival, returns to the streets of Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea this upcoming Bank Holiday weekend - Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August 2019. An easy 30-minute walk from CGG, or a couple of stops on the tube. First organised by local resident and social worker Rhaune Laslett in 1966, the carnival was and remains one of London’s biggest community-led multi-cultural outdoor celebrations.
FREE GUIDED WALK - "THE STORY OF SELFRIDGES" - Wednesday 28th August 2019 at 1pm
This FREE guided walk allows you to discover the Story of Selfridges, which journeys back in time to retell the riveting story of Harry Gordon’s famous empire, from building site to the ‘best department store in the world’. The walk sets off from outside 55 Baker Street at 1pm on Wednesday 28th August for an enthralling free 45-minute walk, including a closer look at the building’s magnificent exterior. The walk is completely FREE and more here
THE 2019 SEASON AT REGENT'S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE
15 minute walk from CGG is the wonderful Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, and they have had a great programme this summer, with one bumper show to go - more details here:
- 2 Aug-21 Sep 2019 – the iconic musical "Evita"
Booking is now open, and all nights are selling out fast.
NEW VICTORIA EXHIBITIONS AT KENSINGTON PALACE
Discover a different perspective on the life and legacy of Queen Victoria with two new exhibitions opened on 24th May at Kensington Palace to celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth. Kensington Palace is a pleasant 30 minute walk from CGG. Explore the story of the young girl destined to be queen, in the rooms where she was born and raised in "Victoria: A Royal Childhood", then meet the private woman behind the public monarch and discover more about her later life and legacy in "Victoria: Woman and Crown".
MANOLO BLAHNIK EXHIBITION AT THE WALLACE COLLECTION - until 1st September 2019
The Wallace Collection is a gentle 15 minute stroll from CGG, and has an amazing array of paintings and exhibits. On 10th June they launched an exciting new partnership, with a personally selected edit of shoe designs from Blahnik’s private archives set amongst the masterpieces of the Wallace. This FREE exhibition will be a rare opportunity to see excellence in contemporary design alongside the exceptional quality of the Wallace Collection’s own art works. Accompanied by an exciting programme of evening panel discussions including a range of special guest speakers including Manolo Blahnik himself, Dame Mary Beard, Amber Butchart, Victoria Siddall, and others! Book tickets here.
REGENT STREET PEDESTRIANISED IN 2019 - Sundays from 18 August to 15 September 2019
To celebrate the summer season, Regent Street will once again be pedestrianised the length of the street from Oxford Circus station down to Piccadilly Circus station on Sunday 18th August and 15th September. Including a range of activities, entertainment and food and drink offerings instead of the usual traffic, Regent Street is the perfect place to while away your summer days, to encourage visitors to enjoy the festival-style atmosphere in the heart of London, along one of the most iconic streets in the city - and this year is the 200th anniversary of Regent's Street. More details here.
INFORMATION FOR EU NATIONALS IN THE BOROUGH OF WESTMINSTER
Westminster Council have created a service run by Citizens Advice Westminster to support EU nationals living in Westminster concerned about their future. You can access this service here, or by calling 0300 330 9011 on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am and 2pm, where the team will he happy to talk through your concerns or book a face-to-face appointment to discuss them in detail.
The Clarence Gate Mansions were built between 1903 and 1909, named after the nearby Clarence Gate entrance to Regent's Park. This was a particularly poor and notoriously under-privileged part of London, where poverty, prostitution and petty crime was rife – very different to the area today. Discover More >