The Garden Guide

Book: London Parks and Gardens, 1907
Chapter: Chapter 9 Squares

Types of London Square

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Squares are dotted about nearly all over London, but they can, for the most part, be grouped together. There are the older ones, of different sizes, and varying in their modern conditions. Among such are Lincoln's Inn Fields, Charterhouse, Soho, Golden, Leicester, and St. James's Squares. Then there is the large Bloomsbury group, and further westward the chain of squares begins with Cavendish, Manchester, Portman, on the north, and Hanover and Grosvenor to the south of Oxford Street. Then follow the later continuations of the sequence - Bryanston, Montagu, and so on to Ladbroke Square, nearly to Shepherd's Bush. To the south of the [Hyde] Park lies the Belgravia group, with more and more modern additions stretching westward till they join the old village of Kensington, with dignified squares of its own, or till their further multiplication is checked by the River.