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Portland Place is located north of Regent Street between Langham Place and Park Cresent, next to Marylebone Road.

Portland Place, which runs parallel to both Harley Street and Great Portland Street, was created around 1778 by James and Robert Adam.

Portland Place is named after the Duke of Portland, who owned the land this road was laid on. Some original Georgian townhouses remain on Portland Place today, which at 33m wide is one of the widest roads in the area, created to allow unrestricted views north.

Portland Place is today home to a number of company headquarters, embassys and professional bodies including the BBC Broadcasting House, the corporate headquarters of the BBC and home of BBC radio.

Located next to the All Souls church on Langham Place , Broadcasting House was originally opened in 1932 and a great deal of the BBC's work continues to take place here.

The prestigious Langham Hotel, which opened in 1865, can be seen at the southern end of Portland Place, close to Regent Street. The 5 star Langham Hotel is home to the renowned Memories Restaurant, which provides traditional and contemporary British and French dishes made from the finest ingredients.

Portland Place is today home to a number of international embassies, such as the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Poland Embassy and the Kenya High Commission.

Regents Park, home of London Zoo, is located 250m north of Portland Place behind Marylebone Road. Portland Place is positioned close to many places of interest within west London, with Bond Street , Oxford Street and Regent Street all within easy walking distance.

Cavendish Square , which provides a peaceful green space close to the busy shopping streets nearby, is located 100m south-west of Portland Place, next to an underground public car park. There are a number of bars and restaurants located within this area.

Portland Place benefits from excellent links to bus and London Underground services due to its location in the centre of London's West End.

The C2 bus service travels through Great Portland Street into Portland Place at its mid point. Great Portland Street Underground Station, which provides Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan line services to destinations such as Bond Street and Marble Arch, is located 200m north-east of Portland Place at the junction of Great Portland Street and Euston Road.

Other London Underground stations in close proximity to Portland Place include Regent's Park, on the Bakerloo line (100m north) and Oxford Circus, which runs services on the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines to stations such as London Victoria, home of the London terminal for the Gatwick Express (400m south).

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Portland Place: Tube (underground)

Great Portland Street Station1Metropolitan - Circle line - Hammersmith & City0.40 miles
Regents Park Station1Bakerloo0.40 miles
Oxford Circus Station1Central - Bakerloo - Victoria0.59 miles
Warren Street Station1Northern - Victoria0.67 miles
Goodge Street Station1Northern0.71 miles

Portland Place: Rail (overground)

London Euston Station1.19 miles
London Marylebone Station1.26 miles
London St Pancras Station1.77 miles
Charing Cross London Station1.95 miles
London Kings Cross Station1.99 miles

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