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 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.
CCG RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE AGM - Thursday 27 June 2019 - at 7pm at St Cyprian's Church
The latest CCGRA Committee Meeting took place on Wednesday 29th May, and the Minutes have been posted on this website (for Residents who have registered and can access the Residents' Only section) shortly. Join us at this year's AGM later this week - on Thursday 27th June - from 7pm.
BAKER STREET TWO WAY SCHEME
Work on the Two-Way Scheme is coming to an end, although the recent bad weather has delayed the final surface treatment work, and an update will be issued next week. More details can be found here.
FREE GUIDED WALK - "GARDENS OF THE QUARTER" - Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 1pm
This FREE guided walk allows you to discover the beautiful green oases within our Quarter, during the 45-minute walk with an expert guide, who will thrill you with delightful public gardens and some charming private ones, and enthral you with their fascinating pasts, beginnings and connections to a former workhouse, a burial ground and even Selfridges. The walk sets off from outside 55 Baker Street at 1pm on Tuesday 25th June. The walk is completely FREE and lasts 45 minutes. More here.
OPERA ON THE NANNIE'S LAWN IN REGENT'S PARK - Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June 2019
Opera Brava have been thrilling audiences with unforgettable experiences for over 30 years, and this year they are coming to the Nannies Lawn in Regent's Park for "La Traviata" directed by new young talented director from Covent Garden Christopher Lane on Wednesday 26th June; and Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" on Thursday 27th June 2019. Bring picnics...champagne...friends and celebrate special occasions. Both start at 7:30pm and more details are here.
IT HELP FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AT MARYLEBONE LIBRARY - Friday 28th June and Friday 26th July, 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.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE SQUARE - Friday 28 June 2019
The London-based not-for-profit theatre company, Shakespeare in the Squares, returns to perform "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" across 19 of the city’s glorious private squares and gardens, and on 28th June, will be performing in Paddington Street Gardens. You will be transported to 1920s Britain and will feature magic, circus and moonlight, as well as director Tatty’s trademark qualities of live music, dance, humour and exuberance. Tickets go on sale at the end of April and will cost £25 per person. More details 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 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.
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 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
REGENT'S PARK MOVEMENT STRATEGY CONSULTATION
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.
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.
PRIORITIES FOR MARYLEBONE
"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.
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 >