Hanover Square in Mayfair, London, W1
- by CityWest Residential
Hanover Square is one of Mayfair’s most famous, fashionable squares; to the untrained eye it resembles a traditional London square full of office buildings and well-heeled office workers heading for lunch. Hanover Square, however, is home to Vogue Magazine’s London headquarters; those well-heeled men and women are among the most influential in the fashion industry.
Hanover Square was first developed in 1713, and before its current incarnation as home to high profile office buildings, was designed to house fashionable residential addresses. Conveniently located close to the retail hubbub of Oxford Street, Hanover Square winds down the pace a touch and provides a welcome escape from the crowds and noise.
Popular cocktail bar chain Dirty Martini (whose flagship sits in Covent Garden) has recently opened a branch on Hanover Square, attracting shoppers, post-work office drinkers, and local residents with their varied menu and happy hour prices.
To the south side of the square is an excellent example of 18th century sculpture: an imposing statue of William Pitt the Younger sits here. St George’s Church (one of the most popular and prettier churches in Mayfair) also lies to this south side of the square and is certainly worth visiting if you have an interest in either architecture or religious iconography.
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