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.


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 webteam@clarencegategardens.org.uk.  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.



For all those who attend the AGM on Thursday 27th June - thank you!  Minutes will be posted shortly, but in the meantime, the Minutes from the latest CCGRA Committee Meeting on Wednesday 29th May are on this website (for Residents who have registered and can access the Residents' Only section) shortly.  Do take a look.



The major construction works associated with the scheme are now complete, and there is a reduced presence of the contractors on-site.  Surface treatment works are now underway, with night-time road closures (during the hours of 20:00 and 06:00) until Monday 19th August.  The two that affect us the most are likely to be Tuesday 2nd July - Gloucester Place, Park Road and Baker Street, will be closed to all traffic between Rossmore Road and Marylebone Road, with traffic diverted via St John's Wood Road and Edgware Road; and Wednesday 3rd July - Melcombe Street (between Gloucester Place and Glentworth Street) and Melcombe Place / Dorset Square (between Marylebone Station and Gloucester Place) will be closed to all traffic.

During July maintenance teams will be on-site dealing with defects and snagging issues.  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.



The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party returns to Seymour Place and New Quebec Street on Thursday 18th July for an evening of exceptional food, drink, music, fun and books.  Guests can expect some excellent street food, from Everbean Deli, Daisy Green, GAILS Bakery, Bernardi’s, Basque grill Lurra, London’s top vegetarian restaurant, The Gate, SANDY’s, Vinoteca, Boxcar, La Petite Poissonnerie. Philglas & Swiggot, The Grazing Goat and Zetter Townhouse and many more.  Details here.



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.



15 minute walk from CGG is the wonderful Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, and they have a great programme this summer - more details here:

  • 28 Jun-27 Jul 2019 – "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" – returning for the first time in seven years
  • 2 Aug-21 Sep 2019 – the iconic musical "Evita"

Booking is now open, and all shows are selling out fast.



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".



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 14 July 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 4th July, 21st July, 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.


OPEN AIR CINEMA AT KENSINGTON PALACE - Tuesday 30th July - Friday 2nd August 2019 from 9pm

The beautiful front of Kensington Palace - a 30 minute walk from CGG - make for the ultimate setting for a night of cinema under the stars.  Four nights of fantastic films, with a range of food concessions and alcoholic and soft (and hot) drinks.  Doors open at 7:30pm, with the film starting at 9pm.  More details here:

  • "Young Victoria" - Tuesday 30th July
  • "The Favourite" - Wednesday 31st July
  • "A Star Is Born" - Thursday 1st August
  • "Mary Poppins Returns" - Friday 2nd August



The Royal Parks is embarking on an exciting and ambitious journey to develop a Movement Strategy that will influence movement and transportation throughout our parks and London.  This is a long-term vision for how park visitors will move within, access and subsequently experience the parks.  This includes (but is not limited to) increasing safety for all park users, reducing the impact of vehicle-based traffic and reducing conflict between different modes.  More details here, and the survey is here - please share your view by completing it by Friday 12th July.



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 Marylebone Forum" is asking us to tell them what our priorities would be for spending funds available for our area e.g. greening, public realm, sports facilities, faster broadband, cycling etc.  Or, perhaps, something else?  The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a tax that local authorities (Westminster City Council in our case) charge developers for infrastructure needs arising from new developments.  Currently, there is £670,000 of CIL money in the pot, which must be spent in the Marylebone area.  You can help decide where it is invested here.

Councillor Richard Beddoe (WCC Cabinet Member for Planning and Place-shaping) is inviting applications for CIL funding for local community projects. There are no restrictions on who can apply, but applications must be made through the local neighbourhood forum (which is the St Marylebone Society for Marylebone). Applications must be for specific projects, and must provide evidence of plans, costs and community support. The closing date for this first round is 24th July, and thereafter the applications process will happen twice a year.

Our History

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 >