It is the centre of an extensive residential district.
of Toledo, of which it is a residential suburb.
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.
Throughout the better residential quarters of London the number of large blocks of flats has greatly increased in modern times.
The residential district in this vicinity was known at a later date as Tyburnia.