Located in the trendy Fitzrovia district of the fashionable West End of London, Great Portland Street is a place that has its own unique charm and character. It is known affectionately as ’Motor Row’ due to its affiliation with the motor trade in years gone by. In the early part of the 20th century there were more than 30 car dealerships located here, many of them major players in the motor industry. The street also has strong cultural and musical links, with German composers Felix Mendelssohn and Carl Maria Von Weber having both lived here in centuries gone by. Great Portland Street has been linked to many different trades and industries over the years, from clothing and vehicles to broadcasting and the arts.
There are many wonderful buildings along Great Portland Street and a range of businesses and organisations have office space here. Fashion retailers, fabric shops, advertising agencies and surveyors are among the businesses and professionals on Great Portland Street. There are also many other independent professionals located here, offering everything from legal and medical services to PR and movie production. NMS Acoustics, Dendelion Blu, Alphagen and Robin Conway Photography are just some of the businesses that you can find in the area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Entertainment around Great Portland Street is diverse and exciting. You can enjoy a show at the theatre, take in some live music, let your hair down with a few drinks at a local pub, or enjoy an evening of classical music. With many venues bordering Great Portland Street, you will have plenty of choice available. If you enjoy eating out, there are many dining options available around Great Portland Street. From gastro pubs serving delicious meals in a friendly atmosphere to nearby fine dining establishments offering international cuisine, you are sure find something to suit your taste and your mood, day or night.
In the immediate vicinity of Great Portland Street you will find Great Portland Street underground, with Warren Street tube station just a little further on. Euston railway station is accessible for those looking for mainline services, with Marylebone overground offering alternate routes. Drivers will find secure car parking facilities on the doorstep and the area is well served by buses and taxis.