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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 × Comments are Disabled

Belgravia, History

Belgravia (Source: The Times)

10 Things you didn't know about Belgravia

1. Belgravia takes its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave. Belgravia was developed in the 1820s by Richard Grosvenor the 2nd Marquis of Westminster. The village of Belgrave, Cheshire is […]

December 17, 2015 × Comments are Disabled

Belgravia, Lifestyle, Places

Elizabeth Street, London (Source: Stone Federation GB)

Elizabeth Street, Belgravia

Built in the 1860’s in the heart of the Grosvenor Belgravia estate, Elizabeth Street and the surrounding area continues, 150 years later, to provide a memorable retail experience for the visitor and […]

December 17, 2015 × Comments are Disabled

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 × Comments are Disabled

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 × Comments are Disabled

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 × Comments are Disabled

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 × Comments are Disabled

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 × Comments are Disabled