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Portman Square is a square, part of the Portman Estate, located at the western end of Wigmore Street, which connects it to Cavendish Square to its east.

It was built between 1765 and 1784 on land belonging to Henry William Portman. It included residences of Alexander Hamilton, 10th Duke of Hamilton, Sir Brook Bridges, 3rd Baronet, Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne, George Keppel, 6th Earl of Albemarle, Sir Charles Asgill, 1st Baronet and William Henry Percy. Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife maintained his London residence at No. 15 Portman Square.

Montagu House at the northwest corner was built by James Stuart for Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu. She used to give a roast beef and plum pudding dinner for chimney-sweeps and their apprentices on Mayday. One of them, David Porter, grew up to be a builder and named Montagu square in her honour.


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VIEW THE MARBLE ARCH AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE MARBLE ARCH AREA IN THE 1900s
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Marble Arch

Marble Arch station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway.

Like all the original stations on the CLR, Marble Arch was served by lifts to the platforms but the station was reconstructed in the early 1930s to accommodate escalators. This saw the closure of the original station building, designed by the architect Harry Bell Measures, that was situated on the corner of Quebec Street and Oxford Street, and a replacement sub-surface ticket hall opened further to the west. The new arrangements came into use on 15 August 1932. The original surface building was later demolished.

The platforms, originally lined in plain white tiles, were refitted with decorative vitreous enamel panels in 1985. The panel graphics were designed by Annabel Grey.

The station was modernised in 2010 resulting in new finishes in all areas of the station, apart from the retention of various of the decorative enamel panels at platform level.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
25 Park Lane:   25 Park Lane was the London residence of Sir Philip Sassoon.
Apsley House:   There is a rumour that the 1st Duke of Wellington insisted his post to his home, Apsley House, be addressed as Number One, London. It however was not due only to ego.
Apsley Way:   Apsley Way is the formal name for the pathway which runs under Wellington Arch.
Baker Street:   Baker Street tube station is a station on the London Underground at the junction of Baker Street and the Marylebone Road. The station lies in Travelcard Zone 1 and is served by five different lines. It is one of the original stations of the Metropolitan Railway (MR), the world's first underground railway, opened in 1863.
Bond Street:   Where the rich go shopping
Church of the Annunciation:   The Church of the Annunciation, Marble Arch, is a Church of England parish church designed by Sir Walter Tapper. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Churchill Hotel:   The Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill is a five star hotel located on Portman Square.
Connaught House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Halcyon London International School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Home House:   Home House is a Georgian town house at 20 Portman Square.
Hyde Park:   
Hyde Park Corner:   At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.
InterContinental London:   InterContinental London Park Lane is a luxury 5-star hotel.
International Community School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Knightsbridge:   Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster. It was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river.
London Business School:   Higher education institutions
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch station was opened on 30 July 1900 by the Central London Railway.
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch.
Marylebone Children’s Centre Information Point:   This is a children’s centre.
Mayfair:   Mayfair (originally called The May Fair) is an area of central London, by the east edge of Hyde Park. Mayfair boasts some of the capital's most exclusive property of all types.
Metropolitan Borough of Westminster:   The Metropolitan Borough of Westminster was a metropolitan borough in the County of London from 1900 to 1965.
Montagu House:   Montagu House at 22 Portman Square was a historic London house.
Odeon Marble Arch:   The Odeon Marble Arch (known as the Regal 1928-1945) was a cinema located opposite Marble Arch monument at the top of Park Lane, with its main entrance on Edgware Road.
On This Day in London: 4 November:   On This Day in London: 4 November
Orchard Court:   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).
Queen Mary’s Gardens:   
RAF Bomber Command Memorial:   The Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial is a memorial commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War.
Royal Academy of Music:   Higher education institutions
Royal Aeronautical Society:   The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a British-founded multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
Royal Artillery Memorial:   The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner, dedicated to the First World War casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Somerset House, Park Lane:   Somerset House was an 18th-century town house on the east side of Park Lane, where it meets Oxford Street, in the Mayfair area of London. It was also known as 40 Park Lane, although a renumbering means that the site is now called 140 Park Lane.
Speakers’ Corner:   Speakers’ Corner is in the northeast corner of Hyde Park.
St Georges Fields:   St George’s Fields are a former burial ground of St George’s, Hanover Square, lying between Connaught Street and Bayswater Road.
St Paul’s Church:   St Paul’s Church is an Anglican church of the Anglo-Catholic tradition located at 32a Wilton Place.
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Royal Parks:   
The Serpentine:   The Serpentine is a 40-acre (16 ha) recreational lake in Hyde Park.
The St Marylebone CofE School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
The Sylvia Young Theatre School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 10 and 16.
Tyburn:   Tyburn was a village of Middlesex close to the current location of Marble Arch and the southern end of Edgware Road.
Wellington Arch:   Wellington Arch is located to the south of Hyde Park at the western corner of Green Park.
Wetherby Senior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Willans Farm:   Marylebone Park Farm was, before the construction of Regent's Park, in the possession of Mr Thomas Willan.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Baker Street station, 1890:   This Bishopsgate Institute view of Baker Street station dates from 1890.
Twopenny Tube:   In 1900, a pioneering underground railway began running in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adams Row, W1K · Admiral Court, W1U · Albert Gate, SW1X · Albert Mansions, W1U · Albion Close, W2 · Albion Mews, W2 · Albion Street, W2 · Aldburgh Mews, W1U · Aldford Street, W1K · Allsop Place, NW1 · Archery Close, W2 · Archibald Mews, W1K · Ashland House, W1U · Ashland Place, W1U · Audley Square, W1K · Aybrook Street, W1U · Baker Street, EN6 · Baker Street, NW1 · Baker Street, W1U · Bakers Mews, W1U · Balcombe Street, NW1 · Balcome Street, E9 · Balderton Flats, W1K · Balderton Street, W1K · Balfour Mews, W1K · Balfour Place, W1K · Barker Street, SW10 · Barrett Street, W1U · Bathurst Mews, W2 · Beaumont Mews, W1G · Beaumont Street, W1G · Bentinck Mansions, W1U · Bentinck Mews, W1U · Bentinck Street, W1U · Berkeley Court, NW1 · Berkeley Mews, W1H · Bickenhall Mansions, W1U · Bickenhall Street, W1U · Bilton Towers, W1H · Binney Street, W1K · Bird Street, W1U · Blandford Street, W1U · Bowater House West, SW1X · Bowater House, SW1X · Bradbrook House, SW1X · Broadstone Place, W1U · Brown Hart Gardens, W1K · Brunswick Mews, W1H · Brunswick Place, NW1 · Bryanston Mews East, W1H · Bryanston Mews West, W1H · Bryanston Square, W1H · Bryanston Street, W1C · Bryanston Street, W1H · Bryanston Street, W2 · Bulstrode Place, W1U · Bulstrode Street, W1G · Bulstrode Street, W1U · Cambridge Square, W2 · Carlos Place, W1K · Chagford House, NW1 · Chagford Street, NW1 · Chalfont Court, NW1 · Chester Road, NW1 · Chesterfield Gardens, W1J · Chiltern Court, NW1 · Chiltern Street, W1U · Clarence Gate Gardens, NW1 · Clarendon Place, W2 · Clay Street, W1U · Clenston Mews, W1H · Clifton Place, W2 · Connaught Close, W2 · Connaught Place, W2 · Connaught Square, W2 · Connaught Street, W2 · Cornwall Terrace Mews, NW1 · Cornwall Terrace, NW1 · Crawford Mews, W1H · Crawford Street, W1H · Crawford Street, W1U · Cross Keys Close, W1U · Culross Street, W1K · Cumberland Gate, W1C · Cumberland Mansions, W1H · Curzon Square, W1K · David Mews, W1U · Deanery Street, W1K · Derby Street, W1J · Devonshire Mews South, W1G · Devonshire Mews West, W1G · Devonshire Place Mews, W1G · Devonshire Place, W1G · Devonshire Street, W1G · Dorchester Ride, W1K · Dorset Square, NW1 · Dorset Street, W1U · Duke of Wellington Place, SW1X · Duke Street, W1K · Duke Street, W1U · Dukes Mews, W1U · Dunraven Street, W1K · Dunstable Mews, W1G · Duplex Ride, SW1X · Durweston Mews, W1U · Durweston Street, W1H · Edgware Road Subway, W2 · Edwards Mews, W1U · Enford Street, W1H · Farley Court, NW1 · Fitzhardinge House, W1H · Fitzhardinge Street, W1H · Forset Street, W1H · Gee’s Court, W1U · Gees Court, W1U · George Street, W1H · George Street, W1U · George Street, W2 · Gilbert Street, W1K · Glentworth Street, NW1 · Gloucester Place, NW1 · Gloucester Place, W1H · Gloucester Place, W1U · Gloucester Square, W2 · Granville Place, W1H · Great Central Street, NW1 · Great Cumberland Place, W1 · Great Cumberland Place, W1H · Green Street, W1K · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Square, W1A · Grosvenor Square, W1K · Hamilton Mews, W1J · Hamilton Place, W1J · Hampden Gurney Street, W1H · Harley House, NW1 · Hertford House, W1U · Hertford Street, W1J · Hinde Mews, W1U · Hinde Street, W1U · Holmes Place, W1U · Huntsworth Mews, NW1 · Hyde Park Corner, W1J · Hyde Park Crescent, W2 · Hyde Park Cresent, W2 · Hyde Park Gardens Mews, W2 · Hyde Park Gardens, W2 · Hyde Park Gardnes, W2 · Hyde Park Place, W2 · Hyde Park Square, W2 · Hyde Park Street, W2 · Hyde Park, W2 · Inner Circle, NW1 · Ivor Court, NW1 · Ivor Place, NW1 · Jacobs Well Mews, W1U · James Street, W1U · Jason Court, W1U · Jones Street, W1K · Kendal Street, W2 · Kendall Place, W1U · Kenrick Place, W1U · Kent Passage, NW1 · Knightsbridge Green, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Knox Street, W1H · Lanesborough Place, SW1X · Lees Place, W1K · Linhope Street, NW1 · Lovers’ Walk, W1K · Lowstock Road, W1U · Lumley Street, W1C · Lumley Street, W1K · Luxborough Street, W1U · Luxborough Towers, W1U · Manchester Mews, W1U · Manchester Square, W1U · Manchester Street, W1U · Mandeville Place, E15 · Mandeville Place, W1U · Marble Arch, W1H · Market Mews, W1J · Marylebone High Street, W1G · Marylebone High Street, W1U · Marylebone Lane, W1U · Marylebone Mews, W1G · Marylebone Road, NW1 · Marylebone Road, W1B · Marylebone Road, W1G · Marylebone Road, W1U · Marylebone Street, W1G · Melcombe Street, NW1 · Montagu Mansions, W1U · Montagu Mews North, W1H · Montagu Place, W1H · Montagu Row, W1U · Montagu Square, W1H · Montagu Street, W1H · Mount Street Mews, W1K · Mount Street, W1 · Mount Street, W1K · Moxon Street, W1U · New Cavendish Street, W1G · New Quebec Street, W1H · New Ride, SW1X · Norfolk Crescent, W2 · North Audley Street, W1K · North Carriage Drive, W2 · North Row, W1K · Nottingham Place, W1U · Nottingham Street, W1U · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Old Park Lane, W1J · Old Quebec Street, W1 · Old Quebec Street, W1H · Oldbury Place, W1U · Orchard Court, W1H · Orchard Street, W1H · Orchard Street, W1K · Ossington Buildings, W1U · Outer Circle, NW1 · Oxford Square, W2 · Oxford Street, W1C · Paddington Street, W1U · Park Lane, W1C · Park Lane, W1J · Park Lane, W1K · Park Mansions, SW1X · Park Street, W1K · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Park Towers, W1J · Parkside, SW1X · Pembroke Close, SW1X · Picton Place, W1U · Pitt’s Head Mews, W1J · Policeman’s Walk, W2 · Policeman’s Walk, W2 · Porchester Place, W2 · Porter Street, W1U · Portman Close, W1U · Portman Mansions, W1U · Portman Mews South, W1H · Portman Square, W1H · Portman Street, W1C · Portman Street, W1H · Portsea Mews, W2 · Providence Court, W1K · Quadrangle Tower, W2 · Quebec Mews, W1H · Radnor Lodge, W2 · Radnor Mews, W2 · Radnor Place, W2 · Rainsford Street, W2 · Red Lion Yard, W1K · Red Place, W1K · Reeves Mews, W1K · Rex Place, W1K · Robert Adam Street, W1U · Rodmarton Street, W1U · Rotten Row, SW1X · Saint Vincent Street, W1U · Salisbury Place, SW9 · Salisbury Place, W1H · Serpentine Bridge, W2 · Serpentine Road, SW1X · Serpentine Road, SW7 · Serpentine Road, W1J · Serpentine Road, W1K · Serpentine Road, W2 · Seymour Mews, W1H · Seymour Place, W1H · Seymour Street, W1H · Seymour Street, W2 · Shepards Place, W1K · Shepherds Place, W1K · Sherlock Mews, W1U · Siddons Lane, NW1 · South Audley Street, W1K · South Carriage Drive, SW1X · South Street, W1K · Southwick Place, W2 · Southwick Street, W2 · Spanish Place, W1U · St Andrews Mansions, W1U · St Christophers House, W1U · St Christophers Place, W1U · St Johns Church, W2 · St. Anselm’s Place, W1K · Stanhope Gate, W1K · Stanhope Place, W2 · Stanhope Row, W1J · Stanhope Terrace, W2 · Station Approach, NW1 · Stourcliffe Street, W1H · Stratford Place, W1C · Strathearn Place, W2 · Studio Place, SW1X · Sussex Gardens, W2 · Sussex Place, NW1 · Sussex Place, W2 · Taunton Place, NW1 · Thayer Street, W1U · The Arcade, NW1 · Thornton Place, W1H · Three Kings Yard, W1K · Three Kings’ Yard, W1K · Tigris House Fourth Floor, W2 · Tilney Street, W1K · Treborough House, W1U · Upper Berkeley Street, W1H · Upper Brook Street, W1K · Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K · Upper Harley Street, NW1 · Upper Montagu Street, W1H · Upper Wimpole Street, W1G · Vincent Court, W1H · Walden House, W1U · Waverley Court, W1G · Waverton Street, W1J · Weighhouse Street, W1K · Welbeck Street, W1G · Welbeck Way, W1G · West Carriage Drive, SW7 · West Carriage Drive, W2 · West One Shopping Centre, W1C · Westmoreland Street, W1G · Weymouth Street, W1G · Wheatley Street, W1G · Wigmore Street, W1H · Wigmore Street, W1U · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Woods Mews, W1K · Wyndham Mews, W1H · Wyndham Place, W1H · Wyndham Street, NW1 · Wyndham Street, W1H · Wyndham Yard, W1H · York Bridge, NW1 · York Gate, NW1 · York Street, W1H · York Street, W1U · York Terrace East, NW1 · York Terrace West, NW1 ·
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
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