Built in the early 1800’s during the building boom that followed the development of New Road, which opened in 1756 as the major turnpike road for coaches from Paddington to Islington, The Globe flourished thanks to the continued development of transport links in the area. London’s very first bus, Shillibeer’s omnibus, a grand horse-drawn carriage capable of carrying 18 people, operated from Paddington to the City along New Road in 1829. Developed by an entreprenuerial Marylebone man, George Shillibeer, he ran four services daily. In 1863, the Metropolitan Railway opened the world’s first underground railway linking Paddington with King’s Cross and Farringdon, with steam-driven locomotives pulling gas-lit carriages. Baker Street station was one of the seven original stations on the route.
The parish of St Marylebone developed rapidly during the 19th century from a small rural hamlet on the outskirts of London, spurred on by the opening of Regents Park to the public in 1835, along with the attractive terraces and villas around the park designed by Regency architect John Nash, the man responsible for Buckingham Palace. The New Road, now a vital transport link across North London, was renamed in 1857 with The Globe’s section becoming Marylebone Road.
The increasingly fashionable Georgian streets of Marylebone attracted more affluent residents, as the numerous blue plaques in the area testify. William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister at only 24, lived in Baker Street in 1803. Poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning met and courted in Marylebone and secretly married in St Marylebone Parish Church in 1846, against her family’s wishes. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived at Upper Wimpole Street, a short stroll from The Globe, and famously located his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker Street.
In more recent times, noted British composer John Rutter lived above The Globe for the first 10 years of his live, when his grandmother ran the pub after World War II. Baker Street was also famous as the location where the Beatles opened their Apple Boutique, at 97 Baker Street, in 1967, a ‘beautiful place where beautiful people can buy beautiful things’. Paul McCartney lived around the corner from The Globe at Wimpole Street, and John Lennon lived at 34 Montagu Square, where a plaque commemorates his residence in 1968.
A well-located function room on Marylebone Road
The Globe has a spacious function room available to hire for celebrations, birthday parties and is ideally located for hosting tour groups. We have a delicious menu of pub food and drink that can be adapted to suit the needs of your guests. Our friendly, experienced team is here to help ensure that every aspect of your function runs smoothly and that your experience at The Globe is as special as the occasion.
A traditional pub at the heart of Marylebone
The Regent’s Park and Marylebone neighbourhood is one of London’s most fascinating districts, with its elegant Georgian crescents and tranquil squares. London Zoo, opened in 1828 and one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions, houses over 600 species in the serene setting of Nash’s Regent’s Park. Madame Tussauds and the London Planetarium, just across the street from The Globe, offer visitors the chance to enjoy the Spirit of London and Chamber of Horrors exhibitions and unravel the mysteries of the solar system.
With some of London’s most popular attractions close at hand in a part of the city well-served by transport links, The Globe is the ideal location for a celebration, event or tour group stop-off, or simply to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family. Located opposite Baker Street Underground Station and a short stroll from Euston, St Pancras and King’s Cross, this popular pub is the ideal rendezvous.
|Function Room Information - Sherlock Holmes Room|
|Hire Costs||Available on Request||Area Type||private|
|Facilities||Portable screen, Private Bar, Projector, Wi-Fi,|
|Suitable Events||Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups,|
The nearest Tube Station to The Globe is Baker Street