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Great Portland Street

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London Underground

7.36 million


London borough
City of Westminster

Local authority
City of Westminster

Fare zone

7.58 million

Number of platforms

Great Portland Street tube station

Fitzrovia, London W1W 5DD, United Kingdom

London Underground, Baker Street tube station, Barbican tube station, Euston Square tube station, Edgware Road tube station

Great portland street tube station

Great Portland Street is a London Underground station near Regent's Park. It is between Baker Street and Euston Square on the Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines. Great Portland Street station is listed as a building of National Significance and lies in Travelcard Zone 1.



The station was part of the world's first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway, which opened between "Bishop's Road" (now Paddington) on the Hammersmith & City line and "Farringdon Street" (close to the present-day Farringdon station). It was opened on 10 January 1863 as "Portland Road",changed to its present name on 1 March 1917 but was renamed "Great Portland Street and Regents Park" in 1923 and then reverted to its present name in 1933. The current structure was built in 1930 on a traffic island on the Marylebone Road at its intersection with Great Portland Street and Albany Street. Its construction is a steel framed cream terracotta clad exterior, with the perimeter providing shops and originally a car showroom with office space over the station. Great Portland Street was at a major sales location for the motor industry. It was designed by the Metropolitan Railway's architect C. W. Clark and was Grade II-listed in January 1987.

The station lies at the northern end of Great Portland Street – a main road which marks the border between Marylebone and Fitzrovia. Local points of interest include Regent's Park, Marylebone's Holy Trinity Church, Fitzrovia's BT Tower and Regent's Place.

The station lies across the street from the main building of International Students House, a student residence and hostel and is also near the Harley Street medical district, famous for its doctors and surgeons.


London Buses routes 18, 27, 30, 88, 205, 453 and C2 and night routes N18 and N205 serve the station.


Great Portland Street tube station Wikipedia

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