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Berkeley Square, London

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Berkeley Square is a town square in Mayfair in the West End of London, in the City of Westminster. It was originally laid out in the mid 18th century by architect William Kent.
The gardens in the centre are open to the public, and their very large London Plane trees are among the oldest in central London, planted in 1789.
Whilst Berkeley Square was originally a mostly residential area, there now remains only one residential block on the square – number 48. The square is mostly offices, including a number of hedge funds and wealth management businesses.
The square features a sculptural fountain by Alexander Munro, a Pre-Raphaelite sculptor, made in 1865.
The buildings around the square include several by other notable architects including Robert Adam, who designed Lansdowne House (since 1935 home of the Lansdowne Club) in the southwest corner of the square on Fitzmaurice Place. The daring staircase-hall of No. 44 is sometimes considered William Kent's masterpiece. Gunter's Tea Shop, founded under a different name in 1757, is also located here.
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  • A green oasis in the Mayfair area of west London. It is named after Admiral Berkeley, who owned a plot of land in this area of the city. The square is laid by the famous architect William Kent. The platyers planted here in the park in 1789 are considered to be the largest in the city. Lots of park sculpture and... Shops. Sit down and enjoy.
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  • Came to find the Nightingale but alas it's only a song. This small garden square is a beautiful and old relic of this trendy and ritzy Mayfair neighborhood. Immaculately kept even though it is surroun...  more »
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  • Not too bad on a sunny work day to just relax and have a quick lunch break. The square is quite well looked after.
  • Nice little park
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