Great Portland Street

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Great Portland Street is a London Underground station near Regent's Park.

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 GREAT PORTLAND STREET AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE GREAT PORTLAND STREET AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE GREAT PORTLAND STREET AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE GREAT PORTLAND STREET AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE GREAT PORTLAND STREET AREA IN THE 1900s
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Bolsover Street, W1W · Brock Street, NW1 · Bryanston Square, W1G · BT Tower · Cambrdige Terrace, NW1 · Cambridge Gate Mews, NW1 · Cambridge Terrace Mews, NW1 · Cambridge Terrace, NW1 · Candover Street, W1W · Carburton Street, W1W · Chester Close South, NW1 · Chester Gate, NW1 · Chester Road, NW1 · Clarence Gardens, NW1 · Cleveland Street, W1T · Cleveland Street, W1W · Clipstone Mews, W1T · Clipstone Street, W1W · Collingwood House, W1W · Conway Mews, W1T · Conway Street, W1T · De Walden Court, W1W · Devonshire Close, W1G · Devonshire Mews South, W1G · Devonshire Row Mews, W1W · Devonshire Street, W1B · Devonshire Street, W1W · Duchess Mews, W1G · Duchess Street, W1B · Duchess Street, W1W · Euston Road, W1T · Euston Tower · Everton Buildings, NW1 · Fair Road, W1B · Fitzroy Court, W1T · 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, W1T · 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 Mews East, W1B · Park Crescent Mews West, W1G · Park Crescent, W1B · Park Cresent, W1B · Park Square East, NW1 · Park Square West, NW1 · Peto Place, NW1 · Portland Place, W1B · 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 · Triton Street, NW1 · Warren Mews, W1T · Warren Street, W1T · Weymouth Mews, W1G · Weymouth Street, W1B · Weymouth Street, W1W · William Road, NW1 · Wimpole Mews, W1G ·

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Central London, north west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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