One Marylebone, formally Holy Trinity Church, was built in 1826-28 to the designs of Sir John Soane to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon.
Soane (1753 –1837) was arguably England’s finest architect in the Neo-Classical style. His architectural works are distinguished by their clean lines, massing of simple form, decisive detailing, careful proportions and skillful use of light sources. His best-known work was the Bank of England, a building that had a widespread effect upon commercial architecture.
Grade I listed by English Heritage, One Marylebone is one of only three London churches by Soane; it was the most expensive and now considered to be the most architecturally distinguished. His influence of the Neo Classical is evident in the portico of the church and his constant desire to work with light is never more evident than it is in the 1st Floor Galleries. Apart from the loss of the original chancel the basic structure of Soane’s church survives complete and is of huge national architectural and historical significance.
One Marylebone is a glamorous and unique central London venue, used for the most exclusive private and corporate events. The building was deconsecrated in the middle of the twentieth century and returned to its former glory in 2007 when it opened its doors as London’s most exciting new event's venue.