Travel & Attractions
Travelling To And From The Quarter
We’re spoilt for choice which is why so many leading companies choose to base their headquarters here. Easy access to national rail services from Marylebone, Euston, Paddington and Kings Cross / St Pancras Station, makes commuting or visiting the Quarter a breeze. Underground stations are within easy walking distance with Baker Street Station running the biggest service with five lines serving the station. South of the Quarter the Central line can be used at Marble Arch and Bond Street where you can also hop on to the Jubilee line and the brand new Elizabeth line when it opens. There are also a dozen bus routes and coach services passing through in all directions. You can plan your route at the Transport for London website or view the bus routes in the area here.
Exploring The Quarter
Once you’ve reached the Quarter, you can take the opportunity to explore on foot or bicycle. It’s always the case the best discoveries are made off the beaten track and here is no exception. Our streets are home to some beautiful buildings, boutiques and great spaces and exploring at your own pace lets you take them all in at your own leisure. You can walk from north to south of the Quarter in around 15 minutes and east to west will take you no longer than 10 minutes, view a map of the Quarter here. You will find Santander cycle hire docking stations throughout the Quarter which gives you the chance to explore at your own pace. Plan your cycle hire at Transport of London.
Take a look at what’s coming up where you’ll find a host of activities including our monthly walks, perfect for getting acquainted with the Quarter!
Famous Attractions To Hidden Gems
From garden lounging, star-spotting to detecting, the Quarter has it all. Famous waxworks at the spectacular Madame Tussauds which has been entertaining visitors since 1835. If you’re intrigued by fictional sleuths, be sure to visit 221b Baker Street, the home of the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and now home to The Sherlock Holmes Museum, a landmark visitor attraction.
You’ll find the Wallace Collection on Manchester Square where 25 galleries display 18th century French paintings, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armory. You’ll also find a beautiful restaurant – it’s a hidden gem!
Portman Marylebone is home to some of West End’s quirkiest and characterful shops, cafes and delis, bars and restaurants. Just a short walk from the bustle of Oxford Street, the village like feel of Seymour Place, New Quebec Street and Chiltern Street makes it a favourite spot for locals and Londoners alike.
Portman Square Garden
This beautiful green oasis covers approximately 1 hectare (2.47 acre) and is home to magnificent London plane trees, a children’s play area and a tennis court. Access is exclusively for key holders, but you can enjoy the garden during our summer food markets, see full details here.
Portman Square Garden is available to hire for parties and corporate events, and is equipped with lighting and power for this purpose. To hire the garden for an event, or to book the tennis court, please contact Westbourne Block Management by email or call 020 3626 0094.
Royal Parks and Green Spaces
Millions of Londoners and tourists enjoy the capital’s eight Royal Parks, two of which are within easy reach. Head north and you will find Regent’s Park which covers 395 acres and includes Queen Mary’s Gardens and excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres. Hyde Park, situated south of the Quarter covers 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers’ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.
Paddington Street Gardens is centrally located and offers a perfect spot to enjoy nature with its formal open grass areas, rose and bedding displays, mature London plane trees, a shelter and a children’s playground. George’s Park, which is located at the junction of Baker Street and George Street, offers a little green oasis that’s perfect for enjoying a spot of lunch. You can find a hand-picked street food stall serving delicious lunches on some Tuesday and Thursday’s, see what’s coming up here.
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Set within the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, the award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a firm fixture of summer in the capital. Each night an incomparable atmosphere is created by the buzz of people enjoying their theatre going in every sense: friends setting up hampers on the picnic lawn or filling their glasses with wine as the fairy lights twinkle in the trees. See the latest production information here.