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Orchard Court in Portman Square

Orchard Court is an apartment block off of Portman Square in London. Known in French as Le Verger, it was used during the Second World War as the London base of F section of the Special Operations Executive (SOE).

The spying industry had its professional origins during World War II - it had previously been quite an amateur affair.

As the war went on and SOE’s operational capacity grew, 64 Baker Street became its headquarters from October 1940 onwards. By 1943, various apartment blocks around the Baker Street area became an SOE hub.

In Orchard Court, SOE’s F section vetted new recruits for secret missions to France.

The F Section was commanded by Maurice Buckmaster, assisted by Vera Atkins, who are said to have been the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s ‘M’ and Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond stories. Vera Atkins was responsible for interviewing recruits, as well as organising their training and creating the cover stories for spies. Atkins has been much praised for her extraordinary work in the SOE. During her time at Orchard Court she sent 470 agents into France, including 39 women, 12 of whom were never to return.

In the words of one former spy, Noor Inayat Khan: The time the agents spent at Orchard Court was a brief period of luxury before their gruelling, dangerous stints in the field.

After the war, SOE moved out and Orchard Court retired back into its previous life as just another block of flats.

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Marylebone

Marylebone - so good they named it once but pronounced it seven different ways.

Marylebone is an area in the City of Westminster North of Oxford Street and South of Regents Park. Edgware Road forms the Western boundary. Portland Place forms the eastern boundary with the area known as Fitzrovia.

Marylebone gets its name from a church, called St Mary's, that was built on the bank of a small stream or bourne called the Tyburn. The church and the surrounding area later became known as St Mary at the bourne, which over time became shortened to its present form Marylebone.

Today the area is mostly residential with a stylish High Street. It is also notable for its Arab population on its far western border around Edgware Road.

Marylebone station, opened in 1899, is the youngest of London's mainline terminal stations, and also one of the smallest, having opened with half the number of platforms originally planned.

Originally the London terminus of the ill-fated Great Central Main Line, it now serves as the terminus of the Chiltern Main Line route.

The underground station is served by the Bakerloo Line, opening on 27 March 1907 by the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway under the name Great Central (following a change from the originally-intended name Lisson Grove). It was renamed Marylebone in 1917.


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Marble Arch:   Marble Arch, at the northern end of Park Lane - the gateway to Buckingham Palace that the royals just didn't want.
Marylebone:   Marylebone - so good they named it once but pronounced it seven different ways.


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Aberdeen Place, NW8 · Ashland House, W1U · Ashland Place, W1U · Ashmill Street, NW1 · Aybrook Street, W1U · Baker Street, EN6 · Baker Street, W1 · Baker Street, W1U · Bakers Mews, W1U · Balcombe Street, NW1 · Balderton Flats, W1K · Balderton Street, W1K · Barrett Street, W1U · Beaumont Mews, W1G · Beaumont Street, W1G · Bentinck Mansions, W1U · Bentinck Mews, W1U · Bentinck Street, W1U · Berkeley Mews, W1H · Binney Street, W1K · Bird Street, W1U · Blandford Street, W1U · Boscobel Street, NW8 · Boston Place, NW1 · Broadley Street, NW8 · Broadstone Place, W1U · Bryanston Square, W1G · Bryanston Street, W1H · Bulstrode Place, W1U · Bulstrode Street, W1U · Capland Street, NW8 · Cavendish Square, W1G · Cavendish Street, W1G · Chandos Street, W1G · Chiltern Street, W1U · Church Street, NW8 · Clay Street, W1U · Clifton Court, NW8 · Crawford Street, W1U · Cross Keys Close, W1U · Cumberland Gate, W1C · Cunningham Place, NW8 · Deans Mews, W1G · Devonshire Mews West, W1G · Devonshire Place Mews, W1G · Devonshire Place, W1G · Devonshire Street, W1G · Dorset Street, W1U · Duchess Mews, W1G · Duchess Street, W1W · Duke Street, W1K · Duke Street, W1U · Dukes Mews, W1U · Dunraven Street, W1K · Durweston Mews, W1U · Edgware Road, NW8 · Fair Road, W1B · Fisherton Street, NW8 · Fitzhardinge House, W1H · Fitzhardinge Street, W1H · Frampton Street, NW8 · Gees Court, W1U · George Street, W1U · Gilbert Street, W1K · Gloucester Place, W1U · Granville Place, W1H · Green Street, W1K · Hallam Street, W1W · Hamilton Close, NW8 · Harley Place, W1G · Harley St Underground Car Park, W1G · Harley Street, W1 · Harley Street, W1G · Henderson Drive, NW8 · Henrietta Place, W1G · Hertford House, W1U · Hinde Mews, W1U · Hinde Street, W1U · Holmes Place, W1U · Jacobs Well Mews, W1U · James Street, W1U · Jason Court, W1U · Kenrick Place, W1U · Lees Place, W1K · Linhope Street, NW1 · Lisson Grove, NW8 · Lodge Road, NW8 · Lowstock Road, W1U · Lumley Street, W1K · Luton Street, NW8 · Luxborough Towers, W1U · Manchester Mews, W1U · Manchester Square, W1U · Manchester Street, W1U · Mandeville Place, W1U · Mansfield Street, W1G · Marble Arch, W1H · Margaret Street, W1G · Marylebone High Street, W1G · Marylebone High Street, W1U · Marylebone Lane, W1U · Marylebone Mews, W1G · Marylebone Street, W1G · Marylebone, NW1 · Miles Buildings, NW1 · Montagu Mansions, W1U · Montagu Mews North, W1H · Montagu Row, W1U · Montagu Square, W1H · Moxon Street, W1U · New Cavendish Street, W1 · New Cavendish Street, W1G · New Quebec Street, W1H · North Audley Street, W1K · North Row, W1K · Northwick Close, NW8 · Northwick Terrace, NW8 · Old Quebec Street, W1H · Orchard Street, W1H · Ossington Buildings, W1U · Paddington Street, W1U · Penfold Street, NW1 · Penfold Street, NW8 · Picton Place, W1U · Portland Place, W1B · Portman Mews South, W1H · Portman Square, W1 · Portman Square, W1H · Portman Street, W1H · Quadrant Arcade, W1B · Queen Anne Mews, W1G · Queen Anne Street, W1G · Red Place, W1K · Regent’s Canal Towpath, NW8 · Robert Adam Street, W1U · Rodmarton Street, W1U · Seymour Mews, W1H · Shepards Place, W1K · Shepherds Place, W1K · Sherlock Holmes, W1U · Sherlock Mews, W1U · Spanish Place, W1U · St Christophers House, W1U · St Christophers Place, W1U · St John’s Wood Road, NW8 · Stratford Place, W1C · Thayer Street, W1U · Treborough House, W1U · Upper Brook Street, W1K · Upper Harley Street, NW1 · Upper Wimpole Street, W1G · Vere Street, W1G · Walden House, W1U · Waverley Court, W1G · Weighhouse Street, W1K · Welbeck Street, W1G · Welbeck Way, W1G · West One Shopping Centre, W1C · Westmoreland Street, W1G · Weymouth Mews, W1G · Weymouth Street, W1G · Weymouth Street, W1W · Wheatley Street, W1G · Wigmore Place, W1U · Wigmore Street, W1H · Wigmore Street, W1U · Wimpole Street, W1G · Woods Mews, W1K · York Street, W1U ·


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