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Portman Square

Portman Square
(Photo: The Portman Estate)

The Garden

Henry William Portman developed the first square in the 18th century on 200 acres; it was immediately popular as it neighboured buildings designed by Robert Adam and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart. The gardens once contained a movable temple, erected by the Turkish ambassador to enjoy the seasons. First laid out around 1780 as a wilderness, it was re-landscaped in the early 1900s. Today, there is a private one hectare garden square, shaded by magnificent plane trees, alongside a children’s play area and a tennis court. The secluded and peaceful garden won a Silver award at the London Gardens Society competition in 2018.

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Further information on London Gardens Trust Inventory

Visitor Information

Open
Sunday 12:00–17:00
Activities
Children's play area.
Entrance
West side of square, opp Hyatt Churchill Hotel
Nearest postcode: W1H 7BH
Buses
2, 13, 30, 74, 113, 139, 189, 274, plus buses in Oxford Street
Stations
Marble Arch, Bond Street
Cycle hire station
Portman Square (Map)
Public toilets
Barrett Street (Map)
Open Saturday 07:30-23:00
Open Sunday 10:00-18:00
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only

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