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Golden Square Garden

Golden Square Garden

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Local Authority

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Phone Number
+44 20 7641 6000

Location

Address
Golden Square
Postal Code
W1R 3AD
Local area
City
Main city or town, IE London

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About Park Group
Originally the site of a plague pit, this west London square was brought into being from the 1670s onwards.The square was possibly laid down by Sir Christopher Wren; the plan bears Wren's signature, but the patent does not state whether it was submitted by the petitioners or whether it originated in Wren's office.It very rapidly became the political and ambassadorial district of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, housing the Portuguese embassy among others.

The town house of the first Viscount Bolingbroke, much favoured by Queen Anne graced the square. The statue of George II sculpted by John Nost in 1724 came from Cannons House in March 1753.[3] William Pitt the Elder was born in the Square in 1708. Confusion surrounds whether the statue represents King George II of Great Britain, or King Charles II, as noted on the signage in Golden Square. Oral history recounts that the statue was accidentally won at auction, when the winning bidder raised his hand to greet a friend; the purchase price so low that he decided not to contest and gave the statue as a gift to the people of Golden Square.

Fun Fair

A traditional London Square in the heart of Soho.
The site consists of bedding displays and shrub planting with perimeter rose beds and grass verges, and 4 mature Hornbeam trees marking the east and west entrances.

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