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. There is also a really good article in the Evening Standard that is worth a look here. 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com for details how to access these important updates. The next CGG RA Committee Meeting is on Wednesday 16th October, so if you have anything you wish to raise, please let one of the Committee know.
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 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 there is one last week of the 2019 Season :
- 2 Aug-21 Sep 2019 – the iconic musical "Evita"
and the last few tickets are available here.
But very excitingly, the 2020 Season productions have been announced:
- 16 May - 21 Jun - "101 Dalmatians" - a new musical set in Regent’s Park
- 27 Jun - 25 Jul - Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet"
- 31 Jul - 19 Sep - Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Carousel'
- 11 Aug - 6 Sep - a new 50-minute daytime show for everyone aged 3 and over - "Dragons and Mythical Beasts"
More details here. Priority Booking for members has already opened, with Public Booking opening at 11am on Friday 11th October 2019.
IT HELP FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AT MARYLEBONE LIBRARY - Fridays 27th September, 11th/25th October, 8th/22nd November and 6th December 2019 - 1.30pm to 3.30pm.
If you are a senior citizen looking to develop your digital skills, and would you like to learn how to use them more effectively in a relaxed atmosphere with tea and cake... then Westminster Council are hosting a number of FREE sessions at our local library. Please bring your mobile, laptop, iPad etc - so that you can receive one to one tutoring with your own device. To book your place contact Steve Spavin from AgeUK Westminster by phone 020 3004 5610 or by email. More details here.
THE MARYLEBONE DESIGN DISTRICT - Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd September 2019
Between 14th and 22nd September, Marylebone’s grid of attractive Georgian streets will showcase the vast collection of creative credentials within the community with hands-on experiences and a range of activities, such as a specially curated exhibition by artist and photographer Martyn Thompson, which will be hosted by Jo Malone London who will be opening the doors of its Georgian Townhouse for the duration of the festival. While acting as the official district hub for Marylebone, The Conran Shop, will celebrate with an exclusive Marylebone Design District party at the Marylebone High Street store on the evening of Wednesday 18th September. More details here.
ANTIQUES ANONYMOUS ROADSHOW IN CHURCH STREET - Sunday 22nd September 2019
The third annual Antiques Anonymous takes place on Sunday 22nd September 2019 between 11am - 5pm. The Church Street Antiques Quarter, funded by the council's Church Street Regeneration Programme will host over 60 stalls selling vintage paintings, collectibles and lighting, plus street food. Entry is FREE.
"THE LONDON THAT NEVER WAS" EXHIBITION AT THE GUILDHALL - 6 September - 8 December 2019
Whilst The Guildhall is a 30-minute tube ride away, in Gresham Street in the City, it is listed here because this exhibition includes the rejected designs for a colossal burial pyramid that might have loomed over Primrose Hill - itself a 15 minute walk from CGG. Amongst the discarded designs and rejected plans that lurk behind every important building in London are numerous and also include a crystal Tower Bridge clad in glass. "The London That Never Was" explores the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives on plans and drawings of some of the most intriguing proposals that never made it far from the drawing board. Totally FREE, and more details here.
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 27th October 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.
FRIEZE ART FAIRS IN REGENT'S PARK - Thursday 3 October to Sunday 6 October 2019
Frieze London features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, and it is all taking place in nearby Regent's Park. View and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed curated sections and Talks programme. Tickets are not cheap (c.£40), but it is world acclaimed. More information 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 >