How is life in Portland Street? A thorough guide of the neighbourhood

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London from above

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. “

Things we love about Portland Street

Portland Street has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Portland Street has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Portland Street. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Portland Street.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Museums & Galleries in the region

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Portland Street below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Halahan Associates 38 Kitson Road, London 5 2
Elephant job 179 Camberwell Road, London N/A N/A

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of Portland Street

In 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
Miami Health Club 208-210 Old Kent Road, London 4.3 29
The Gym Group London Walworth Road 332, 334 Walworth Road, London 4.3 606
Pilates Classes Camberwell 146-154 Wells Way, London 4.3 N/A
Team-Underground MMA 181 Old Kent Road, London 4.3 86
Lynn AC Boxing Club Wells Way, London 4.3 21
Obi Health and Fitness Limited Pascall House, Draco Street, London 4.3 3
Creation Outdoor Gym Canal Street, London 4.3 1
Barefootyoga 4 Browning Street, London 4.3 12
BarePaws Yoga Ltd 4 Browning Street, London 4.3 88
Burgess Park Outdoor Gym Depot Street, London 4.3 N/A
Strength Armstrong 2 Angel Lane, London 4.3 1
TheWeekending Arch 6, Manor Place Depot, Angel Lane, London 4.3 26
RYZE LONDON 2A Manor Place, London 4.3 N/A
Lost in Yoga Arch 265 Urlwin Street, London 4.3 60
New Playground Addington Square, London 4.3 N/A
Meredith Anderson Pilates Apt, 703 Blackwood, Victory Place, London 4.3 3
Beyond Pilates London 3a Peacock Yard, Iliffe Street, London 4.3 3
Muscle Maniacs Sports Club Proctor House, Picton Street, London 4.3 N/A
ShiroKuma Health & Fitness Arch 299 Crown Street, London 4.3 26
Robin white fit Marlborough Close, London 4.3 7

Pubs in the region

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Portland Street has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Ain’t Nothin’ But… 20 Kingly Street London W1B 5PZ Small blues bar with seating towards the rear and a small stage where up and coming blues bands play. Gigs are on every day. The walls are decorated with blues memorabilia – such as photographers of blues musicians, record covers, and posters of blues concerts. Wednesday to Saturday admission charges may apply. Can be very busy when bands are playing, and entrance is restricted by fire regulations. The venue does not take bookings. Real ale is from the Adnams range and there may be more on offer than the two indicated here.
Blue Posts 18 Kingly Street London W1B 5QE Cosy corner pub with attractive windows and panelling within. Licensed as the Two Blue Posts in 1728, the present pub was built in 1892 at a cost of £4,000. The blue posts were the boundary-markers of Soho Fields, the sixteenth century royal hunting grounds. Or alternatively, the name is thought to refer to the blue bollards that once marked the “taxi-ranks” of sedan chairs, one of which is illustrated on the pub sign.
Clachan 34 Kingly Street London W1B 5QH First licensed in 1750, this grade II listed pub was rebuilt in 1898 and still retains many original fittings such as engraved glasswork, mirrors, servery mahogany, and ceiling Lincrusta panels. Called the Bricklayers Arms until 1887 and once owned by the family-run Liberty department store which had plans to use it as a storehouse but then sold it off. The ground floor bar is split level with a further room upstairs doubling as a restaurant and function room. Note the unusual raised snug at the rear with skylight and rails. Clachan is a Scottish word for hamlet but it is not known what the connection was; mosaics at the entrances spell out the pub name.
Glassblower 42 Glasshouse Street London W1B 5JY Once a workhouse, this pub consists of a wedge-shaped room with the bar against the far wall. There is a large lantern hanging from the centre of the beamed ceiling, and high tables and chairs. The first floor dining area, with its own bar, can be hired for functions. The large food menu includes kids menus, Sunday roasts, veggie options, sandwiches and toasties. Post-Covid the ale handpumps have reduced to two.
Leicester Arms 44 Glasshouse Street London W1B 5DP Single lounge bar with a first floor restaurant used as a function room in the evenings; handy for shopping in nearby Regent Street. First licensed in 1725 as the Harp, it was rebuilt in 1892 at a cost of £5,572. It later became the Harp & Crown and the Cambrian Stores until 1927, when the name was transferred from the Leicester Lounge in New Coventry Street. Wide food menu including Sunday roasts and sharing platters.
Wigmore 15 Langham Place London W1B 3DE Formerly a bank, now part of – but separate from – the 5-star Langham Hotel. Very up-market and well-staffed, and with a 12 1/2% discretionary service charge.

Green space in the city of Portland Street

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of Portland Street in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Nursery Row Park East Street, London 4 359
Addington Square 36 Addington Square, London 4.5 63
Burgess parkrun 40 Addington Square, London 4.5 202
Burgess Park Albany Road, London 4.4 7003
Walworth Garden Walworth Garden, 206 Manor Place, London 4.8 145
Elephant Park Elephant Road, London 4.4 601
David Copperfield Gardens 120 New Kent Road, London 5 2
Benhill Road Nature Garden Camberwell, London 4.5 19
Pasley Park 39 Chapter Road, London 4.2 333
Faraday Gardens Walworth, London 4 3
Nelson Wildlife Pond London 4.8 5
Boundary Lane Boulder Garden 32 Boundary Lane, London 3.5 2
Chumleigh World Garden London 5 4
Pelier Park Lambeth, London 4.1 24
Browning Settlement Garden 5 Morecambe Street, London N/A N/A
Southwark Peace Garden Walworth Methodist Church, 54 Camberwell Road, London N/A N/A
Sutherland Square Garden Sutherland Square, London N/A N/A
OK Grow London 3 1
Surrey Square Park 64 Surrey Square, London 4.1 119
Peace garden 24 Catesby Street, London N/A N/A

Are the restaurants in Portland Street any good?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Portland Street, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dragon Castle 100 Walworth Road, London 4.3 968
McDonald’s 198/200 Walworth Road, London 4.3 2766
Zeret Kitchen 216-218 Camberwell Road, London 4.3 991
Red Planet Pizza 33 Bartholomew Street, London 4.3 73
Jasmine Garden 33 Bartholomew Street, London 4.3 90
Domino’s Pizza – London – Bermondsey 145 Old Kent Road, London 4.3 229
Chicken Cottage 278 Walworth Road, London 4.3 173
Dallas Chicken & Ribs – Camberwell 30 Camberwell Road, London 4.3 61
Ibbs Restaurant 6 Arnside Street, London 4.3 139
Oriental Tasty Express 54 East Street, London 4.3 50
Bayroot 8 Camberwell Road, London 4.3 427
CheeMc Elephant&Castle 310 Walworth Road, London 4.3 921
Super Pizza 292 Old Kent Road, London 4.3 157
Orbit Beers Brewery & Taproom 225 & 228 Fielding Street, London 4.3 165
Jenecheru London 206 Old Kent Road, London 4.3 173
Cool and Cozzy Restaurant 101 Southampton Way, London 4.3 68
Hoa Phuong 4 Hampton Street, London 4.3 188
KFC London – Walworth Road 247 Walworth Road, London 4.3 881
Chatkhara Restaurant 84 Walworth Road, London 4.3 356
The Best Kebab 294 Walworth Road, London 4.3 466

What to do in Portland Street

Portland Street is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Portland Street. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Portland Street. Also having a clear view of what is available in Portland Street and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

The facilities you might need in Portland Street

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

In Portland Street, what schools are nearby?

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

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
St Paul’s Primary School, Walworth Penrose Street, London 4.1 9
South Bank University Academy Trafalgar Street, London 2.7 50
Turps Art School London N/A N/A
Piano Teacher – McConville Music 177 East Street, London N/A N/A
SV Academy Southwark 245b Walworth Road, London N/A N/A
John Ruskin Primary School, Southwark John Ruskin Street, London 4.5 15
Make Time 2 Play 142-144 Long Lane, London N/A N/A
Octavia House Schools, London – Walworth Larcom Street, London 5 6
SCHOOLS COURSES AND CAREER DEV Elephant & Castle Complex, Elephant & Castle, London N/A N/A
Piano Teachers 106, Printworks, 22 Amelia Street, London N/A N/A
Victory Primary School Victory Primary School, 46 Rodney Road, London 3.8 8
Early Steps Day Nursery 103 Lorrimore Road, London 5 2
Ark Walworth Academy Shorncliffe Road, London 3 41
Piano lessons South East London by WKMT 79 Brisbane Street, London 5 5
Childminding By Sharene Buckle Townsend Street, London 5 1
St Johns Pre-school St Johns Centre, 64 Larcom Street, London 5 9
Magic Roundabout Nursery Kennington – Day Nursery and Preschool (3 months to 5 years old) 35 Sutherland Square, London 4.6 23
St Peter’s Primary School, Walworth Liverpool Grove, London 4.5 8
Michael Faraday Primary School Portland Street, London 4.7 17
Surrey Square Primary School Surrey Square, London 4.9 15

In Portland Street, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Portland Street to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

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Hospitals, pharmacies and doctors in the area of Portland Street

Portland Street has 3 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
Penrose Surgery 33 Penrose Street, London 4 222
Aylesbury Medical Centre at Nexus Health Group Thurlow Street, London 2 65
Villa Street Medical Centre 47 Villa Street, London 4.1 54

Post offices in the area of Portland Street

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Portland Street provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Old Kent Road Post Office 240 Old Kent Road, London 1.9 89
Kennington and Walworth Delivery Office Royal Mail Kennington and Walworth Delivery Office, 111-123 Crampton Street, London 3.3 106
Walworth Post Office 234, 236 Walworth Road, London 3.7 642
Southampton Way Post Office 156 Southampton Way, London 2.5 47
Royal Mail late collection post box 4 Mandela Way, London 5 1
Bartholomew Street Post Office 23 Bartholomew Street, London 4.2 10

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