Gardens & Squares

Enchanting historic garden squares.

Mayfair's Gardens & Squares

Although surrounded by lush parklands, such as Green Park, the grandeur of Grosvenor Square and the peaceful serenity of Brown Hart gardens, will make you think you’re anywhere but vibrant central London.

Well-known for the annual May Fair, the district is listed in the Domesday Book as the Manor of Eia, the area was largely rural until the early 18th century when the Grosvenor family under the direction of Thomas Barlow began its development. Initial construction included Hanover Square, Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square; the latter, an 8-acre centrepiece. All were surrounded by high-class, desirable residential properties and pristine community squares for the affluent residents.