It is the centre of an extensive residential district.
It is mainly a rich residential quarter; the most fashionable part is found in the south, in the vicinity of Cavendish and Portman Squares, but there are numerous fine houses surrounding Regent's Park and in the north-western district of St John's Wood.
Of Toledo, of which it is a residential suburb.
Throughout the better residential quarters of London the number of large blocks of flats has greatly increased in modern times.
They are residential colleges belonging respectively to the Anglicans, Roman Catholics and Presbyterians.