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Would somebody (preferable someone who lives there) give a pronunciation guide for Marylebone please? I just googled and got a variety of opinions: Mar-le-bone, Mahr-leh-bahn, Mar-lee-bone, Marrybun, maribun, Marley-bone.... I'm more confused than ever.  ;) Fabiform 18:59, 21 Jan 2004 (UTC)

'Marry-lubun (stress on first syllable). Secretlondon 19:01, Jan 21, 2004 (UTC)

Like MARRY-lubun (rhymes with Larry), MAR-ee-lubun (rhymes with Larry)? Perhaps you could write it in SAMPA? Fabiform 21:12, 21 Jan 2004 (UTC)

I'd use ["m{r\lU%b@n] (SAMPA), [ˈmæɹlʊˌbən] (IPA) with the r-sound almost silent but lengthening the preceding vowel. (Although I do live south of the river, so...)

Mar-le-bn was also common when I lived there (but I did leave nearly 30 years ago. I think the article should probably say that there were or are alternative pronunciations in reasonably common use. BenPlouviez 11:10, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

The transcription does not correlate with how the man on the recording is pronouncing it. He's pronouncing it more like /ˈmɑːləbə̆ʊn/ (with /əʊ/ as a short dipthong that could make it sound just like /ə/ ) (I suppose it's best to write a transcription from the bus recordings) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:32, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't live there, but I think the usual modern pronunciation, for example when the place is mentioned on TV, is marry-le-bone. The alternative pronunciations are traditional, and used either locally, or by upper-class individuals who like to show off their knowledge. The most extreme version I have heard is something like mar-bn. But the turnover of population, and the modern tendency to pronounce names as they are spelled, is driving out the traditional versions. It's a bit like Cirencester, which was traditionally pronounced Sissiter, but now almost always siren-sester. It's a shame to see the traditional pronunciations dying out, but probably inevitable. So long as they don't start calling Leicester Lie-sester! (talk) 15:31, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

London borough[edit]

The term in the article the Marylebone is a London borough is confusing. It is not one of the 33 electoral London Boroughs (is it in Camden?)

The Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone existed until 1965 in the county of London. It is now in the City of Westminster--Henrygb 22:43, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)


The St John's Wood article also lays claim to Lord's Cricket Ground; surely it isn't in both areas? Grant65 (Talk) 14:52, Feb 27, 2005 (UTC)

Isn't lord's actually closer to Lisson Grove then St John's Wood? Simply south 10:54, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

Historical Information[edit]

There is so little historical information on this page, do sentences like "Most of its houses are fine buildings with exquisite interiors, when put on the market now will have a price tag in excess of £10 million. It has attracted people who understand attractive buildings" really belong on a wikipedia entry? It looks like it was written by an estate agent — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:25, 11 September 2012 (UTC)