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Berkeley Square in 1830.
Berkeley Square in 2005
Berkeley Square in 2005

Berkeley Square is a town square in the West End of London in the City of Westminster, originally laid out in the mid 18th century by architect William Kent. It is named after the noble Gloucestershire family of the same name whose London home, Berkeley House, had stood nearby until 1733. Image File history File linksMetadata Lansdowne_House_Greenwoods_Map_London_1830_edited. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Lansdowne_House_Greenwoods_Map_London_1830_edited. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3840x2160, 3951 KB) Berkeley Square, London Photographer: User:Justinc File links The following pages link to this file: Berkeley Square Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3840x2160, 3951 KB) Berkeley Square, London Photographer: User:Justinc File links The following pages link to this file: Berkeley Square Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... West End is the name of some places in the world, including: The West End of London, England West End Theatre, is where many of Londons major theatres are located and premier cinema screenings take place. ... Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London is the most populous city in the European Union, with an estimated population on 1 January 2005 of 7. ... The City of Westminster is a London borough and a city in its own right, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... William Kent (born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, c. ... Gloucestershire (pronounced ; GLOSS-ter-sher) is a county in southwest England. ...


The square features a statue by Alexander Munro, a Pre-Raphaelite sculptor, made in 1858. The surrounding London Plane trees are among the oldest in central London, planted in 1789. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets and critics, founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. ... A sculpture is a three-dimensional, man-made object selected for special recognition as art. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Binomial name Platanus x hispanica Muenchh. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


The buildings around the square include several by other notable architects including Robert Adam, who designed Lansdowne House (since 1935 home of the Lansdowne Club) in the south-west corner of the square. Kedleston Hall. ... Lansdowne House is a house in Berkeley Square, London. ...


Residents of Berkeley Square have included:

The Right Honourable George Canning (11 April 1770-8 August 1827) was a British politician who served as Foreign Secretary and, briefly, Prime Minister. ... The Right Honourable Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was an British statesman, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. ... Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (September 29, 1725 - November 22, 1774) was the statesman and general who established the empire of British India. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. ...

See also


Berkeley Square is also: Lansdowne House is a house in Berkeley Square, London. ...


 
 

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