Is Great Portland Street made for you? Our guide of the area

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Portland Street is a popular street in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The street is the location of the business and retailing skyscraper complex, Langham Place, numerous restaurants and its red-light district. “

Is the local life vibrant in Great Portland Street

There are always activities happening in lively Great Portland Street. Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Great Portland Street page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Great Portland Street snapshot.

The things you might need in Great Portland Street

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Great Portland Street name before moving in the neighbourhood.

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Great Portland Street?

Great Portland Street has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital 45-51 Bolsover Street, London 4.2 50
The London Clinic 20 Devonshire Place, London 3.9 352
University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street 16-18 Westmoreland Street, London 4 146
Obstetric Hospital 74 Huntley Street, London N/A N/A
Harley Street Health Centre 13 Queen Anne Street, London 4.6 339
Mortimer Market Centre (including the Margaret Pyke Centre) Capper Street, London 4 187
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital 47-49 Huntley Street, London 3.5 110
University College Hospital 235 Euston Road, London 3.7 1122
Harley Medical Group Harley Street 6 Harley Street, London 4.3 291
London Medical 49 Marylebone High Street, London 4.1 57
King Edward VII’s Hospital 5-10 Beaumont Street, London 3.9 93
Cystitis treatment clinic 209 Great Portland Street, London 5 1
The Harley Street Breast Clinic. Unilabs Ltd. 148 Harley Street, London 4.1 9
The London Welbeck Hospital 27 Welbeck Street, London 4.2 41
Transform Hospital Group 8 Upper Wimpole Street, London 2.1 43
Queen Anne Street Medical Centre 13-14 Fitzroy Square, London 3.7 10
Cooperhealth 112 Harley Street, London 4 6
Clinica London Ophthalmology and Dermatology Clinic 140 Harley Street, London 4.4 28
Trustees of London Clinic 1 Park Square West, London N/A N/A
Natural and Personalised Treatment in Central London 3-8 Bolsover Street, London 5 2

Are there many post offices in the region of Great Portland Street?

Want to send and receive parcels easily? There is no better way to do that than having a post office nearby. Not only do they provide post services but post office in Great Portland Street can provide a wide range of services such as: sending money or subscribing post insurance. Here is the list of post offices in your next area

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Royal Mail Post Box LIBERTY C/O skin laundry, Regent Street, London 4 2
Mayfair Post Office 32A Grosvenor Street, London 2.4 133
Chel Pharmacy & Post Office 173 Great Portland Street, London 4.4 104
The Courier Co 15 Ingestre Place, London 5 2
Post box 99 Great Portland Street, London 0 0
BBC news 12 Langham Street, London 1 5
Great Portland Street (173) Post Office 173 Great Portland Street, London 4 20
Post Office 54-56 Great Portland Street, London 4.1 304
Post box 10 Queen Anne Street, London 0 0
Post box 48 Grafton Way, London 0 0
Poland Street Post Office 14 Poland Street, London 2.7 145
Euston Food & Wine and Post Office 25 Tolmer’s Square, London 1.9 36
Hampstead Road Post Office 25 Tolmer’s Square, London 2.4 45
Robert Street Post Office 46 Clarence Gardens, London 3.9 7

Tube & Train stations nearby Great Portland Street

Train and tube stations in Great Portland Street can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oxford Circus Oxford Street, London 4.2 1256
Bond Street Bond Street Station Underground Ltd, Oxford Street, London 4.4 604
Tottenham Court Road Oxford Street, London 4.4 855
Great Portland Street Underground Ltd, Euston Road, London 4.3 96
Regent’s Park Marylebone Road, London 4.5 80
Goodge Street Underground Ltd, 75 Tottenham Court Road, London 4 101
Warren Street London 4.2 211
Euston Square Underground Ltd, Euston Road, London 4 102

What schools are nearby in Great Portland Street?

Having a nearby school is ideal when relocating. Below is a list of schools located within Great Portland Street

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
European School Of Economics 11-13 Mandeville Place, London 4.5 15
Regent Independent College (RIC) 153 Great Titchfield Street, London 4.2 12
Portland Place School 58 Portland Place, London 3.9 24
Dancebuzz 15 Marshall Street, London 4.7 61
Southbank International School Westminster – Conway Street 17 Conway Street, London 5 4
Oyster Diving School London Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall Street, London 5 489
Meditation Classes 7 Park Crescent, London N/A N/A
Piano Lessons at Piano-Yoga Music Studio Central London 48 Great Marlborough Street, London N/A N/A
London Speech Therapy 10 Harley Street, London 4 8
Healing Healer 4 Harley Street, London 5 4
Arts Academy 3rd, 207 Regent Street, London N/A N/A
St Marylebone School 64 Marylebone High Street, London 4 12
Singing Teacher London – Michael Thomas Freeman 191 Wardour Street, London 3 2
Improve Your Accent Bolsover Street, London 5 20
Abercorn School 38 Portland Place, London 5 3
EIFA International School London 36 Portland Place, London 3.8 8
mrLingua LTD 85 Great Portland Street, London N/A N/A
Museum of Knowledge 1, 85 Great Portland Street, London N/A N/A
PIANO LESSONS West London Music Tutors 3 Foley Street, London N/A N/A
Purely Swimming Langham Hotel, 1C Regent Street, London N/A N/A

Some great things about Great Portland Street

At Cozee we looked at elements defining the area like restaurants, nightlife, parks, and more. Whether you’re a foodie or night owl, Great Portland Street has something for you. Check out spots below to get a feel for life in Great Portland Street.

Are the restaurants in Great Portland Street any good?

Great Portland Street is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Great Portland Street.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Gem Fitzrovia Hotel 20-28 Bolsover Street, London 4.3 783
Holiday Inn London – Regent’s Park, an IHG Hotel Carburton Street, London 4.3 2416
Charlotte Street Hotel 15-17 Charlotte Street, London 4.3 1138
The Wesley 81-103 Euston Street, London 4.3 1574
The Mandeville Hotel Mandeville Place, London 4.3 860
Durrants Hotel Durrants Hotel Ltd, 32 George Street, London 4.3 312
Gem Langham Court Hotel 31-35 Langham Street, London 4.3 529
Holmes Hotel London 83 Chiltern Street, London 4.3 745
Karma Sanctum Soho London 20 Warwick Street, London 4.3 655
Pied a Terre 34 Charlotte Street, London 4.3 637
Long Bar 50 Berners Street, London 4.3 248
The Cheshire Hotel 110 Great Russell Street, London 4.3 583
Goodman – Mayfair 24-26 Maddox Street, London 4.3 1965
Liberty London Regent Street, London 4.3 19176
Dean Street Townhouse 69-71 Dean Street, London 4.3 1775
Wigmore Hall 36 Wigmore Street, London 4.3 1264
The Loop Bar 19 Dering Street, London 4.3 4544
Gaucho Charlotte Street 60A Charlotte Street, London 4.3 625
Inamo 134-136 Wardour Street, London 4.3 4758
Hakkasan Hanway Place 8 Hanway Place, London 4.3 2071

What supermarkets are there?

Out of all the other services in Great Portland Street, supermarkets are arguably some of the most important. Take a look at the table below that tells you where the nearest supermarkets are so you can do your shppping conveniently. It would be a shame to move somewhere new and not realise some of your favourite stores aren’t nearby in Great Portland Street.

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Gyms to stay in shape in Great Portland Street

In Great Portland Street, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Holmes Hotel London 83 Chiltern Street, London 4.3 745
SweatBox Soho Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London 4.3 445
YMCA Club 112 Great Russell Street, London 4.3 168
The Marylebone Hotel 47 Welbeck Street, London 4.3 954
Fitness First 179A Tottenham Court Road, London 4.3 656
Fitness First 15 Great Marlborough Street, London 4.3 434
Third Space Marylebone Bulstrode Place, London 4.3 379
Egoist Body Studios 6 Fitzroy Square, London 4.3 3
Six Physio 19 Foley Street, London 4.3 66
Bloomsbury Fitness 3rd floor, 15 Gordon Street, London 4.3 131
Powertone Studios 13 Maddox Street, London 4.3 1
Fitness First 55 Baker Street, London 4.3 773
Bodyset 42 Harley Street, London 4.3 48
Ford Fitness 400 Oxford Street, London 4.3 N/A
Action Pilates For Every Body 81, Paramount Court, London 4.3 N/A
Body Equilibrium Feldenkrais 6 Fitzroy Street, London 4.3 1
NKD Ambition University of Westminster – Regent Campus, 91 New Cavendish Street, London 4.3 1
PureGym London Great Portland Street Off Cavendish Mews North, Hallam Street, London 4.3 284
Psycle Oxford Circus 76 Mortimer Street, London 4.3 285
Epoch Fitness 2 Foley Street, London 4.3 100

Green spaces and parks of Great Portland Street

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Great Portland Street offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Cavendish Square Gardens Cavendish Square, London 4.2 1167
Whitfield Gardens Tottenham Court Road, London 4 131
Rathbone Square 1 Rathbone Square, London 4.6 50
Soho Square Gardens Soho Square, London 4.3 6139
Malet Street Gardens 8 Gower Street, London 3.8 37
Fitzroy Square Garden 14 Fitzroy Square, London 4.2 572
Bedford Square Garden Washington Group International, 20 Bedford Square, London 4 425
Golden Square Golden Square, London 4.3 1283
The Tuk Tuk Flower Studio 34 Bourdon Street, London 1 1
Brown Hart Gardens Brown Hart Gardens, London 4.6 346
Park Square 18 Park Square East, London 4.5 169
Manchester Square 9 Manchester Square, London 4.2 184
Bon Accord Pest Control London 85 Great Portland Street, London 4.9 79
Camp at My Place 85 Great Portland Street, London 5 3
Homecrackers 167, 169 Great Portland Street, London 5 2
James’s Square Garden 23 Wells Street, London N/A N/A
East Gate Park Square 24 Park Square East, London 5 2
Guard house 24 Park Square East, London N/A N/A
The Warren Park 118 Whitfield Street, London 5 1
Guard house 1 Park Square West, London 5 1

Museums & Galleries in the area

An area lives because of the people who live, work and interact. Art is a great way to discover an area in a new way. If you are looking to move in Great Portland Street we definitely recommend that you check for galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. They provide a great source of enjoyment over the weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Photographers’ Gallery 16-18 Ramillies Street, London 4.5 2418
Madame Tussauds London Marylebone Road, London N/A N/A
Grant Museum of Zoology Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London 4.8 831
Royal College of Physicians 11 Saint Andrews Place, London 4.6 151
Chandos House 2 Queen Anne Street, London 4.4 140
The Wallace Collection Hertford House, Manchester Square, London 4.7 7358
Royal Institute of British Architects 66 Portland Place, London 4.5 564
The Cartoon Museum 63 Wells Street, London 4.1 1024
The Magic Circle Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way, London 4.8 343
Handel Hendrix House 25 Brook Street, London 4.5 574
Wellcome Collection 183 Euston Road, London 4.5 1059
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology Malet Place, London 4.7 493
Fashion Space Gallery 20 John Prince’s Street, London 4.5 13
UCL Art Museum 23-25 Gower Street, London 4.3 47
Wellcome Library 183 Euston Road, London 4.5 85
Brunei Gallery SOAS SOAS, University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London 4.5 180
Museum of Knowledge 1, 85 Great Portland Street, London N/A N/A
Pollocks Toy Museum 1 Scala Street, London 4.4 325
Jimi hendrix home 13A Lancashire Court, London 4.5 32
HALLANGEN ART – Illustration graphic design West One Shopping Centre, 381 Oxford Street, London N/A N/A

Pubs in the region

As Londoners at Cozee, we cherish our weekly visits to the local pub. Why not embrace the same in your new living space? We’ve diligently tested and reviewed all the pubs in Great Portland Street – well, not literally, but we wish we had! Here’s our list of the finest pubs in Great Portland Street.

Pub name Name Address Description
Albany 240 Great Portland Street London W1W 5QU Large corner pub opposite Great Portland St station, rebuilt in 1898 at a cost of £6,517 and designed by Gordon, Lowther & Gunton. Last refurbished in 2023 giving the pub a light airy feel, with the choice of decor and lighting complementing the splendid Victorian interior.. Mixture of bar stools and bench/table seating. Quiz nights Sundays from 7pm. The food offering is “classic British pub” and includes Sunday roasts.
Cock 27 Great Portland Street London W1W 8QE Some houses were named the Cock because they sold the once-popular Cock Ale, but it is not known if this is one of them! First licensed in 1737 with the present building, designed by Bird & Walters, dating from 1898. Now a stylish Sam Smith pub with huge glass lanterns outside and with polished dark woodwork, snob screens and tiled flooring inside. Some features (including the bar back, panelling and fire surround) are original. The screens and tiled flooring are however modern reproductions added by Samuel Smith during a refit to make the venue seem more like an authentic fin-de-siecle pub. Food is served in the upstairs lounge bar. Beer prices are reported to be very reasonable for this central location. Patrons should note that there is a strict “no swearing” policy in Samuel Smith’s establishments. Also by decision of the brewery owner, customers may not use mobile phones (except for payments), laptops or similar inside the pub; tablets and iPads are prohibited inside or outside. The brewery’s policy is that its pubs are for social conversation person to person.
Crown & Sceptre 86 Great Titchfield Street London W1W 6SD Five handpumps usually dispense three, sometimes four, cask ales including a rotating range of seasonal guests. Traditional pub food includes Sunday roasts. Board games available.
George 55 Great Portland Street London W1W 7LQ Following closure in in July 2016, the Sethi family, behind JKS Restaurants and London venues such as Gymkhana and Brigadiers, were amongst a private investor syndicate which took over this site for a gastro-pub concept. A licence was granted in 2021 to The George London Limited and the venue finally reopened in late November 2021. The interior renovation was carried out to a high standard and the ground floor bar gives a “quintessential British pub experience”. See the detail on the CAMRA Heritage website.
Green Man 36 Riding House Street London W1W 7EP Licensed in 1765 and rebuilt in 1899. Close to the redevelopment on the old Middlesex Hospital site, this is a ground floor bar/pub with three real ale pumps, and craft beer including some foreign beers. Previously a bit of a cider haven with boxes and handpumps, sadly now only two keg ciders are on offer. The large food menu includes standard pub grub, Chicken Society chicken options, Ruby Jeans burgers, and Punk Pizzas!
King & Queen 1-2 Foley Street London W1W 6DL This imposing Grade II-listed red brick Edwardian Gothic building was first licensed in 1767. It is a free house now but the exterior still displays a 1980s circular Watney’s sign. The spacious ground floor bar doubles as a portrait gallery of British royalty, playing cards and sports teams (especially rugby), whilst the function room upstairs houses an impressive collection of brewery-themed mirrors and hosts the regular folk club events. Guest beers are usually from Marston’s, including other breweries within the group, or Sambrook’s. The pub also offers a fine selection of whiskies. Please note that if there is no afternoon football game on television on a Sunday, the pub may not open until 7pm. It is closed on all Bank Holidays.
Kings Arms 68 Great Titchfield Street London W1W 7QL The pub dates from 1759 and was rebuilt a century later at a cost of £1,994 by W Finch Hill, an architect known for his theatre and music-hall work; the disused doors indicate its Victorian class-segmented origins. Owned by McMullens since July 2013 and now tied to them. A period of closure for renovation coincided with the various Covid lockdowns but the pub reopened finally in June 2021. The revamped pub now features five boutique bedrooms and a new Undercroft cocktail bar in the basement. As with all of their pubs they sell beers from their Authentic Heritage cask range – AK, Country and IPA and possibly augmented with one of their seasonal beers which are sometimes branded under their Rivertown banner. Breakfast is served 7am- 10am or 11am weekends (open to the public) and then cheese and charcuterie 12pm- 10pm. Alcohol cannot be served before 10am Monday to Saturday or noon on Sunday.
Lucky Saint 58 Devonshire Street London W1W 5EA Handy for Portland Hospital, this is a small corner pub, licensed in 1778 and rebuilt in 1899. Following a long period of closure post Covid lockdown, this site finally reopened in March 2023 under Lucky Saint brewery ownership and management. This is their first pub, acquired after the brewery obtained a £10m. cash injection. As well as the ground-floor pub, the upper levels now act as offices for Lucky Saint plus event spaces and a podcast studio.
Stag’s Head 102 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6XW This smart oak panelled pub, run very much on traditional lines, offers a friendly welcome to both regulars and visitors to the area alike. The interior, very ‘Tudorbethan’, is wood panelled throughout, fully carpeted and furnished with a mixture of tables, chairs, stools and banquettes, one built to fit the curved wall. There is plenty of standing room as well and vertical drinking is assisted by unusual peninsular shelf projections and tall bar stools. Three large TV screens are not overly intrusive even for football. For sun-lovers and smokers, benches with umbrellas are available on the pavements outside. Fairly standard ‘traditional’ pub meals are available. There is no function room, but it may be possible to reserve the far end of the room for larger groups. Being close to the BBC’s Broadcasting House, in former times this pub was frequented not only by the poet Dylan Thomas, but also by the actress Ellis Powell, who played the title role in the radio series Mrs Dale’s Diary until she was sacked in favour of Jessie Matthews. Other luminaries of the BBC radio heyday of the 1950s and early 60s who favoured the pub were features’ staff and writers including Olivia Manning, Henry Reed and Julian Maclaren-Ross.

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