Great Portland Street

Underground station, existing between 1863 and now

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It was opened on 10 January 1863 as Portland Road, renamed Great Portland Street and Regents Park in 1923 and changed to its present name on 1 March 1917.

The current structure was built in 1930 on a traffic island on the Marylebone Road at its intersection with Great Portland Street and Albany Street. Its construction is a steel framed cream terracotta clad exterior, with the perimeter providing shops and originally a car showroom with office space over the station. Great Portland Street was at a major sales location for the motor industry. It was designed by the architect C.W. Fowler and Grade II listed in January 1987.

Local points of interest include Regent's Park, and the Post Office Tower. The station is very close to Regent's Park station, which is on the Bakerloo line.

The station is across the street from the main building of International Student House, a student residence and hostel and is also near Harley Street medical district, famous for its doctors and surgeons.

Great Portland Street itself forms the boundary between Fitzrovia to the east and Marylebone to the west. Like the better known Portland Place which runs parallel with it to the west, Great Portland Street was developed by the Dukes of Portland, who owned most of the eastern half of Marylebone in the 18th and 19th centuries. It is now a mixed use street with buildings of mainly five to eight storeys. There are some offices and a number of blocks of mansion flats.

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VIEW THE REGENT'S PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE REGENT'S PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE REGENT'S PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE REGENT'S PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE REGENT'S PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abbey Lodge:   The block of flats called Abbey Lodge was not the first Abbey Lodge on the site.
Regent's Park:   Regent's Park - not the park itself but the tube station.
Regent's Park:   Regent's Park (officially The Regent's Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. It lies within northern central London, partly in the City of Westminster and partly in the London Borough of Camden. It contains Regent's College and the London Zoo.
Royal College of Physicians:   The Royal College of Physicians is a British professional body dedicated to improving the practice of medicine, chiefly through the accreditation of physicians by examination.
Willans Farm:   Marylebone Park Farm was, before the construction of Regent's Park, in the possession of Mr Thomas Willan.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Bolsover Street, W1W · Brunswick Place, NW1 · Bryanston Square, W1G · BT Tower · Cambrdige Terrace, NW1 · Cambridge Terrace, NW1 · Candover Street, W1W · Carburton Street, W1W · Chester Gate, NW1 · Cleveland Street, W1W · Clipstone Street, W1W · Collingwood House, W1W · Conway Mews, W1T · Conway Street, W1T · De Walden Court, W1W · Devonshire Row Mews, W1W · Devonshire Street, W1W · Duchess Mews, W1G · Duchess Street, W1W · Euston Tower · Fair Road, W1B · Fitzroy Mews, W1T · Fitzroy Square, W1T · Foley Street, W1W · Gosfield Street, W1W · Grafton Mews, W1T · Grafton Way, W1T · Great Portland Street, W1W · Great Tichfield Road, W1W · Great Titchfield Street, W1 · Great Titchfield Street, W1W · Greenwell Street, W1W · Hallam Street, W1W · Hanson Street, W1W · Harley St Underground Car Park, W1G · Harley Street, W1 · Harley Street, W1G · Kent House, W1B · Langham Street, W1W · Laxton Place, NW1 · Little Albany Street, NW1 · Little Titchen Street, W1W · Longford Street, NW1 · Mansfield Street, W1G · Middleton Buildings, W1W · Middleton Place, W1W · Munster Square, NW1 · Netley Street, NW1 · New Cavendish Street, W1 · New Cavendish Street, W1G · New Cavendish Street, W1W · Ogle Street, W1W · Osnaburgh Street, NW1 · Park Crescent, W1B · Park Cresent, W1B · Park Square East, NW1 · Portland Place, W1B · Prince Albert Road, NW1 · Prince Regent Mews, NW1 · Quadrant Arcade, W1B · Robert Street, NW1 · St Andrews Place, NW1 · St Annes, NW1 · St Mary Magdalene Church, NW1 · Triton Square, NW1 · Warren Mews, W1T · Warren Street, W1T · Weymouth Mews, W1G · Weymouth Street, W1W · William Road, NW1 ·


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