Welcome to the streets of Georgian London, where tiny rows of terraces make way for grand, stylish squares full of beautiful town houses. Where symmetry and restraint is the order of the day, Greek and Roman influences abound, and classical design is king. The opulent free-for-all of Baroque is on its way out, to be replaced by careful application of proportions. Let’s start exploring…
This pretty Georgian square, between Tottenham Court Road and the British Museum, was built between 1775 and 1783. The garden in the centre is, unfortunately for us, privately owned, but the square is still worth a look, as the Georgian buildings have been so well preserved. The doorways to each of the beautiful houses have distinctive doorways decorated with Coade stone, a tough, resilient artificial stone made in Lambeth. The square is named after the Dukes of Bedford (the main title of the Russell family), who owned much of the land in Bloomsbury at the time, and was once the home of Bedford College – the first higher education centre for women in Britain, which was founded here in 1849.
Fun fact: past staff members of the church include Samuel Henshall, who invented the modern corkscrew.
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