It was the first square of its kind and caused a sensation. Residents and visitors marvelled at its bold, classical inspired landscaping.
Over the past 300 years it has constantly evolved to meet the needs of those around it, but today it provides limited benefit to Londoners or the environment. Now it’s changing once again.
Together with local people, we have begun creating a shared vision for a different kind of square; a beautiful garden and a natural haven within the city.
Surveyed 1,000 Londoners and locals on what they would like from Grosvenor Square
Management of Grosvenor Square returned to Grosvenor from Royal Parks
International Call For Ideas
Professional design competition to select design team
Initial principles tested with community, click here to read more
Tonkin Liu Appointed
Local and London-wide engagement to develop design proposals
Aim to submit planning application
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Drop by to meet the architects leading the re-design of Grosvenor Square and help shape the design brief.
Meet us in the Mayfair Community Space, on the lower ground floor of Mercato Metropolitano on North Audley Street. Refreshments will be provided.
We look forward to meeting you.
Laid out by John Alston, a gardener from Pimlico, the square was the first to be designed in an oval shape. In it he created a ‘wilderness worke’, celebrating the countryside in the city.
Grosvenor Square has housed residents, protests and even a WW2 blimp – the first to be staffed by an all female crew!
The American Embassy was located at Grosvenor Square for 80 years, at no.1 between 1938-1960 and then at no.30 from 1960-2017/18. It moved to Nine Elms, Battersea in early 2018.