Pimlico

History, Pimlico

Stretcher Part at Dolphin Square (Copyright: Westminster City Archives)

Dolphin Square during the Blitz

During the night of 22nd September 1940, Pimlico was severely bombed and many local residents sought shelter in the basement of Hawkins House, one of 13 residential blocks in the Dolphin Square estate (built […]

December 27, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

11 Pimlico Road (source: Robin Sones for geograph.org.uk)

Introducing Pimlico Road

Pimlico Road, just a few minutes walk from Sloane Square, is located in SW1 and connects the areas of Pimlico and Belgravia with Chelsea and boasts some of the areas finest corners […]

December 20, 2015 × 0 comments

History, Pimlico

The history of Dolphin Square

The history of Dolphin Square

Prior to the late 18th century the area where Dolphin Square now stands consisted of frequently flooded meadowlands known as Tothill Fields. It was used as a common for a variety of […]

December 18, 2015 × 0 comments

Pimlico, Squares

Warwick Square

Warwick Square

Warwick Square was designed and constructed in the early 1840s as part of Thomas Cubitt’s development plan for Pimlico. The westward view from the garden towards St Gabriel’s Church was a component of Cubitt’s […]

December 17, 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

[box type=”info” border=”full”]Did you know: St George’s Square is London’s only residential square open to the River Thames. The first residents moved to the square in 1854. Until 1874 the square had its […]

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