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A locals' guide to Portman Estate

"It is the tranquil spots in London like Paddington Street Gardens that really make me stop and appreciate the city."

Charles Cutting

"With so many upmarket designers and eateries along Marylebone High Street, you're spoilt for choice!"

Tania Smith

"The handsome architecture around Regent's Park enhances the prestige of the area."

Charles Cutting

What is your favourite place?

Where do Portman Estate locals go?


French food and pretty décor, Aubaine is a small London-based chain.

The Providores and Tapa Room

This is a weekend central London must! Walk-in brunch at this hot spot is unbeatable - especially if you're lucky enough to catch a seat outside!

La Fromagerie

An Aladdin's cave of foodie delights - fresh produce, charcuterie and a cheese room. If they let me into heaven, I hope it looks like this!

The Ginger Pig

An amazing butchers with top quality meat and the best pork pies and sausage rolls in the land! Grab a warm one and eat immediately...

Another Country

A beautiful interiors shop selling furniture, home accessories and lighting.


A great pub featuring that classic trifecta of real ale, Churchill memorabilia and bullets!

Paddington Street Gardens

A quiet spot moments from the fantastic cafes and restaurants in the heart of Marylebone. Don't forget your table tennis bats!

Chiltern Firehouse

Celeb hangout with grand surroundings - skip dinner and just book a hotel room!

The Marylebone

As well as cocktail offers, this centrally located pub infuses its own alcohol, creating delicious drinks throughout the day and evenings.

The Joint

The best wings, ribs, burgers and pulled pork in town! It rivals even the most well known and popular barbecue restaurants.

The Duke of York

A really cosy pub with traditional interiors, this place is a great little spot.

Paul Rothe & Son

A fourth generation family delicatessen serving homemade sandwiches and lunchtime treats.

Roots & Bulbs

Healthy and delicious feel-good smoothies, juices and salads. A healthy hot spot you'll be visiting over and over again!

The Ivy Café

Part of the prestigious chain of cafes and restaurants, you might even spot a celebrity or two in this chic cafe restaurant.


Brekkie, lunch, fresh salads, fine sandwiches, uplifting juices and more... Perfect for any mood.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Marylebone, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Paddington, Soho, Knightsbridge, Bloomsbury, West End, Bayswater and Regent's Park

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"At the turn of the nineteenth century, Montagu Square resident Robert Coates was the self-proclaimed finest actor of his generation. Financing his own productions, he often forgot his lines, repeated his favourite scenes 3 or 4 times in a performance and even made up entire new scenes to the bemusement of those around him."

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  1. About Portman Estate

    The Portman Estate is a property estate in Marylebone, Central London. It lies between Oxford Street and Edgware Road, and includes Portman Square, Manchester Square, and some parts of Baker Street and Gloucester Place. The estate was constructed between 1764 and 1810, firstly by Henry William Portman, then by his son Edward Berkeley Portman, whose son Edward would become the first of the Viscounts Portman. The Estate did not carry out the building work itself - it dictated street plans, and then leased the land to speculators and private builders to carry out the actual construction, and the architects such as James Thompson Parkinson were instructed by the Estate.

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