Hanover Square Gardens, Mayfair, London: elevated view from the north end of the square

RIBApix ref no RIBA44770
Artist/PhotographerGalwey, Reginald Hugo de Burgh (1917-1971)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1949
Image Date1949
Library ReferenceAP489/24
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This square, situated to the south-west of Oxford Street, was laid out in c.1717 and was named after George I, formerly the Elector of Hanover. Most of its housing has since been reconstructed in a variety of styles. The gardens were re-landscaped with diagonal paths and a pond with a fountain at the north end soon after World War II. They were eventually purchased by Westminster City Council in 1997 to prevent them from becoming derelict.

Subject tags

Gardens, hard landscaping, squares