Victoria Square, London

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Victoria Square in 2009
Young Queen Victoria by Catherine Anne Laugel, Victoria Square

Victoria Square is a small residential square, located just to the south-west of Buckingham Palace, between Lower Grosvenor Place, Beeston Place, Grosvenor Gardens, and Buckingham Palace Road. It is on land forming part of the Grosvenor Estate.

The square comprises about 25 residential houses, which are all Grade 2* listed as being of special historic interest. These are five-storey stucco-fronted properties designed by the architect Sir Matthew Wyatt constructed in the late 1830s to celebrate the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign.

The central square was recently renovated after residents contributed to a six figure sum towards the project. A statue of the young Queen Victoria by the artist Catherine Anne Laugel was specially commissioned and was installed in the square in 2007.

Former residents include:

  • Ian Fleming, who lived at number 16 Victoria Square from 1953 until his death in 1964.

-*Former Conservative MP Michael Portillo. [1]

  • Poet Thomas Campbell, who lived at number 8 Victoria Square.
  • Musician John Ella, who lived at number 9 Victoria Square.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Town, London. "Victoria Square, Pimlico, London SW1W | Nearby hotels, shops and restaurants | LondonTown.com". Victoria Square Guide. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 

Coordinates: 51°29′52″N 0°08′42″W / 51.49778°N 0.14500°W / 51.49778; -0.14500