Grosvenor Square

One of London’s most attractive public spaces, with almost 2.5 hectares of pristine lawns

Grosvenor Square was first developed during 1725-31.  From when it was constructed until the Second World War, Grosvenor Square was one of the most fashionable residential addresses in London, with numerous leading members of the aristocracy in residence.

An illuminated bench in Grosvenor Square as part of Lumiere London 2016

Mayfair illuminated with Lumiere London

Grosvenor Britain & Ireland were proud to support the 2016 Lumiere London light festival bringing together some of the world’s most exciting artists working with light. With six light installations in Mayfair, four at Grosvenor Square and two at Brown Hart Gardens, there was a real mix of large-scale video-mapped projections, interactive pieces and jaw-dropping installations inspired by the architectural fabric of Grosvenor's London estate which illuminated the night sky in mid-January.

The buildings surrounding Grosvenor Square have been rebuilt several times. The square is currently encircled by embassies and neo-Georgian mansion blocks.

A central statue to Franklin D Roosevelt and a 9/11 memorial garden are clues to the square’s long-standing connection to the United States. Not only has it housed the US embassy since 1938, former President John Adams lived at No. 9, and it was the site of General Dwight D Eisenhower’s headquarters during the Second World War.

The central square, which was originally reserved for the use of the the occupants of the surrounding houses, is now a public park managed by The Royal Parks.  Every summer the Square plays host to the Grosvenor-organised ‘Summer in the Square’.   This free event, taking place over several weeks, features foodie pop-ups,  oversized games such as giant chess, cultural performances and community events.


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