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Portman Estate

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?

The Joint

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

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.

Chiltern Firehouse

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

Roots & Bulbs

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

The Wallace Collection

Displaying a private collection of artworks from the 18th and 19th centuries. The plus point of museums in London is most of them are free to visit...

The Marylebone

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

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!

Manchester Square

One of Marylebone's many charming garden squares...

The Monocle Café

Arguably the best freshly roasted coffee in Marylebone, with a vast selection of internationally inspired light meals and snacks. Super trendy spot!

Marylebone Farmers' Market

Every Sunday 10am - 2pm, the market attracts many people far and wide. It's a no brainer for any London foodie!

The Beehive

One of the best pubs in Marylebone and an amazing selection of lagers.

The Duke of York

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

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!

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...


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

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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

Why do you find Portman Estate a great place to live?

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"The statues of a monkey and hunchback which rest on top of Portman Mansions were not planned as part of the building's design. They appeared overnight in the summer of 1935 and no-one has ever owned up to doing it!"

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Child-friendly activities near Portman Estate

Tiny Tots-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Songs and rhymes for under 5s Website

Drop In Craft-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Come along and make whatever you want, using a whole range of exciting materials Website

Small Beginnings arts and crafts

Saint Marylebone Church Hall
Sports in various locations. Website


Marble Arch Marriott
Aquakiddies/Babies swimming lessons, whilst teaching essential baby swimming skills, also strongly emphasise 'having fun' as we believe enjoyment to be vital for baby health. Our courses are 5 weeks long with 1 lesson per week. Our prices are very competitative especially when you consider all the bonuses of baby swimming. Why not jump in and see for yourself. Website

Story Time-Marylebone Library

Marylebone Library
Stories and craft for the under 5s, with a different theme each week. All ages welcome but best suited for nursery age children Website
  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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