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Belgravia, Community, Events

St. Peter's Church (119 Eaton Square)

Grosvenor Place Choir (17 December)

The “Grosvenor Place Choir” is made up of twenty SW1 enthusiasts. Together with a local primary school, they organised a Christmas Carol on Thursday 17 December at St. Peter’s Church to raise funds for Save […]

December 15, 2015 × 0 comments

Parks, Pimlico

Pimlico Gardens

Pimlico Gardens

Situated by the River Thames at the southern end of St George’s Square, and rather like a continuation of it, Pimlico Gardens is a small riverside park. It was planted in 1915 with […]

December 15, 2015 × 0 comments

Parks, Pimlico, Squares

St George’s Square Park

St George’s Square Park

St. George’s Square, in the heart of Pimlico, borders on its south side with the river, just a few metres walk from Vauxhall Bridge. It covers a considerable space of ground, and […]

December 13, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

John Marius Wilson's description of Pimlico

John Marius Wilson's description of Pimlico

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson’s “Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales” described Pimlico like this: Pimlico, a section of St. George-Hanover Square parish, Westminster, Middlesex; extending from Buckingham-Gate to Chelsea, around a convergence […]

December 13, 2015 × 0 comments

Belgravia, History, Pimlico, Victoria

Thomas Cubitt and Eccleston Square

Thomas Cubitt and Eccleston Square

Pimlico, originally known as the Neat House Gardens was famous for its wholesome produce of herbs and vegetables. By 1820 the Neat House Gardens had become urban fringe and in addition to […]

December 10, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Maps, Pimlico

London Map by Greenwood - 1827

Pimlico in 1827

Maps of Pimlico – 1827 Christopher (1786-1855) and John Greenwood (fl.1821-1840) were brothers and cartographers who produced large-scale maps of England and Wales in the 1820s. Their partnership began in 1821, using […]

December 10, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

90 Claverton Street

90 Claverton Street

During WWII, in the evening of 22nd September 1940, at 11.36pm, a high explosive bomb detonated on 90 Claverton Street in Pimlico. The building, as well as adjacent 94 Grosvenor Road suffered […]

December 6, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Westminster

St George's Hanover Square (dated 1787; courtesy of the British Library, London)

St George Hanover Square (1724 till 1889)

Between 1724 and 1889, Pimlico was part of what was known as ‘St George Hanover Square’, a civil parish in the centre of London. The creation of the parish was accompanied by the […]

December 6, 2015 × 0 comments