Lowndes Square, SW1X

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2017



Lowndes Square, a residential garden square, is home to some of the most expensive properties in the world.

Like much of Belgravia, Lowndes Square is characterised by grand terraces with white stucco houses. The square runs parallel with Sloane Street to the east, east of the Harvey Nichols store and Knightsbridge tube station.

Russian businessman, Roman Abramovich bought two stucco houses in Lowndes Square in 2008 and, once completed, the merged house with a total of eight bedrooms is expected to be worth £150 million, exceeding the value of the previous most expensive house in London and the UK, at £80 million.

George Basevi designed many of the houses in the square. Mick Jagger and James Fox once filmed in Leonard Plugge’s house in Lowndes Square. The square was used as a setting in the Edward Frederic Benson novel The Countess of Lowndes Square. In Alan Hollinghurst’s novel The Line of Beauty, the Ouradi family live on the square. The Pakistan High Commission is also located on this square.

To the east lies Wilton Crescent and Belgrave Square, other residential areas of Belgravia.

The communal garden is 0.4009 hectares in size and contains plane trees and shrubs. It is not open to the public.

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VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster. It was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river.

Knightsbridge is notable as an ultra-expensive residential area, and for the density of its upmarket retail outlets. Fourteen of Britain's two hundred most expensive streets are in the district.

Knightsbridge is leafy, especially considering its location at the heart of London. It is home to many of the world's richest people, and has some of the highest property prices in the world. In February 2007, the world's then most expensive apartment at One Hyde Park, sold off plan for £100,000,000, and was bought by a Qatari Prince, and another apartment at the same place in February 2009, of almost the same price was bought by an Afghani Prince.

The principal landowners in the area are the Duke of Westminster and Earl Cadogan. The two areas of aristocratic landholdings can be distinguished: red-brick Queen Anne Revival buildings are mostly to be found on the Cadogan Estates, whereas white stucco-fronted houses are mostly found on the Grosvenor Estate, built by Thomas Cubitt.

Knightsbridge station opened on 15 December 1906 by the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR, now the Piccadilly Line). When opened, the platforms were accessed in the standard manner by four lifts and an emergency staircase connecting to parallel passageways and bridges to midway along the platforms. The original station building designed by Leslie Green was located on Brompton Road a short distance west of its junction with Knightsbridge and Sloane Street.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Apsley House:   There is a rumour that the 1st Duke of Wellington insisted his post to his home, Apsley House, be addressed as Number One, London. It however was not due only to ego.
Blandel Bridge:   The bridge over the Westbourne at Sloane Square was called Blandel Bridge and was later renamed Grosvenor Bridge.
Burton Court:   
Christ Church CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 8. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Francis Holland School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Francis Holland School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Garden House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Halkin Hotel:   The Halkin (styled as The Halkin by COMO) is a 5-star hotel.
Harrods:   Harrods is an upmarket department store located in Brompton Road in Knightsbridge.
Hill House International Junior School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Holy Trinity CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Hyde Park Corner:   At the other end of Park Lane from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner has struck terror into many a learner driver.
Inchbald School of Design:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 18 and 99.
Knightsbridge:   Knightsbridge was originally a small hamlet, between the villages of Chelsea (Chelsey), Kensington (Kensing town) and Charing. In the time of Edward I, the manor of Knightsbridge appertained to the abbey of Westminster. It was named after a crossing of the River Westbourne, which is now an underground river.
Knightsbridge School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
Marble Arch:   Marble Arch is a 19th-century white marble faced triumphal arch.
Metropolitan Borough of Westminster:   The Metropolitan Borough of Westminster was a metropolitan borough in the County of London from 1900 to 1965.
More House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Ranelagh Gardens:   
Royal Artillery Memorial:   The Royal Artillery Memorial is a stone memorial at Hyde Park Corner, dedicated to the First World War casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery.
Saint Thomas More Language College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Sloane Square:   Sloane Square station was opened on 24 December 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway when the company opened the first section of its line.
Somerset House, Park Lane:   Somerset House was an 18th-century town house on the east side of Park Lane, where it meets Oxford Street, in the Mayfair area of London. It was also known as 40 Park Lane, although a renumbering means that the site is now called 140 Park Lane.
Speakers’ Corner:   Speakers’ Corner is in the northeast corner of Hyde Park.
St Barnabas’ CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Nicholas Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Paul’s Church:   St Paul’s Church is an Anglican church of the Anglo-Catholic tradition located at 32a Wilton Place.
Sussex House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 8 and 13.
The Fascination of Chelsea: Ranelagh Gardens:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
The Fascination of Chelsea: The Royal Hospital:   Written by G. E. MITTON in 1902. Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
Tyburn:   Tyburn was a village of Middlesex close to the current location of Marble Arch and the southern end of Edgware Road.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Twopenny Tube:   In 1900, a pioneering underground railway began running in London.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albert Gate, SW1X · Aldford Street, W1K · Anderson Street, SW3 · Ann’s Close, SW1X · Balderton Street, W1K · Balfour Mews, W1K · Balfour Place, W1K · Basil Mansions, SW3 · Basil Street, SW1X · Basil Street, SW3 · Beauchamp Mansions, SW3 · Beauchamp Place, SW3 · Beaufort Gardens, SW3 · Belgrave Mews North, SW1X · Belgrave Mews South, SW1X · Belgrave Mews West, SW1X · Belgrave Place, SW1X · Belgrave Square, SW1X · Blacklands Terrace, SW3 · Bloomfield Terrace, SW1W · Bourne Street, SW1W · Bowater House West, SW1X · Bowater House, SW1X · Bradbrook House, SW1X · Bray Place, SW3 · Brompton Place, SW3 · Brompton Road, SW1X · Brompton Road, SW3 · Brompton Square, SW3 · Brown Hart Gardens, W1K · Bunhouse Place, SW1W · Burton Mews, SW1W · Bywater Street, SW3 · Cadogan Gardens, SW3 · Cadogan Gate S.W 1, SW1X · Cadogan Lane, SW1X · Cadogan Place, SW1X · Cadogan Square, SW1X · Cadogan Street, SW3 · Carriage Drive, SE21 · Carriage Drive, SE22 · Cavalry Square, SW1W · Cavalry Square, SW3 · Caversham Street, SW3 · Chapel Street, SW1X · Charles II Place, SW3 · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Cheltenham Terrace, SW3 · Chesham Close, SW1X · Chesham Mews, SW1X · Chesham Place, SW1X · Chesham Street, SW1X · Chester Row, SW1W · Cheval Place, SW7 · Cheyne Place, SW3 · Christchurch Street, SW3 · Christchurch Terrace, SW3 · Clabon Mews, SW1X · Cliveden Place, SW1W · Conduit Street, SW1W · Cottage Place, SW3 · Cottage Place, SW7 · Coulson Street, SW3 · Culford Gardens, SW3 · Culross Street, W1K · Curzon Square, W1K · Deanery Street, W1K · Dorchester Ride, W1K · Dove Walk, SW1W · Draycott Avenue, SW3 · Draycott Place, SW3 · Draycott Terrace, SW3 · Duke of York Square, SW1W · Duke Of York Square, SW3 · Dunraven Street, W1K · Duplex Ride, SW1X · East Road, SW3 · Eaton Close, SW1W · Eaton Gate, SW1W · Eaton Mews North, SW1X · Eaton Mews West, SW1W · Eaton Place, SW1X · Eaton Square, SW1W · Eaton Terrace, SW1W · Egerton Gardens Mews, SW3 · Egerton Gardens, SW3 · Ellis Street, SW1X · Elystan Place, SW3 · Ennismore Mews, SW7 · Ennismore Street, SW7 · Fairholt Street, SW7 · Franklins Row, SW3 · Frederic Mews, SW1X · Frederick Close, W2 · Glynde Mews, SW3 · Graham Terrace, SW1W · Green Street, W1K · Groom Place, SW1X · Grosvenor Cottages, SW1W · Grosvenor Crescent Mews, SW1X · Grosvenor Crescent, SW1X · Grosvenor Cresent, SW1X · Grosvenor Square, W1A · Grosvenor Square, W1K · Halkin Arcade, SW1X · Halkin Street, SW1X · Halsey Street, SW3 · Hampshire House, W2 · Hans Crescent, SW1X · Hans Crescent, SW3 · Hans Cresent, SW1X · Hans Place, SW1X · Hans Road, SW1X · Hans Road, SW3 · Hans Street, SW1X · Harriet Street, SW1X · Harriet Walk, SW1X · Harrods Green, HA8 · Herbert Crescent, SW1X · Holbein Mews, SW1W · Holbein Place, SW1W · Hyde Park Corner, W1J · Jefferson House, SW3 · Jones Street, W1K · Kings Road, SW1W · Kingston House North, SW7 · Kinnerton Place South, SW1X · Kinnerton Street, SW1X · Kinnerton Yard, SW1X · Knight’s Bridge, E20 · Knightsbridge Barracks, SW7 · Knightsbridge Court, SW1X · Knightsbridge Green, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW1X · Knightsbridge, SW3 · Lancelot Place, SW7 · Lanesborough Place, SW1X · Lees Place, W1K · Lennox Gardens Mews, SW1X · Lennox Gardens, SW1X · Lincoln Street, SW3 · Little Chester Street, SW1X · Lovers’ Walk, W1K · Lower Sloane Street, SW1W · Lowndes Square, SW1X · Lowndes Street, SW1X · Lyall Mews West, SW1X · Lyall Mews, SW1X · Marble Arch, W1H · Markham Square, SW3 · Milner Street, SW3 · Montpelier Mews, SW7 · Montpelier Square, SW7 · Montpelier Street, SW3 · Montpelier Street, SW7 · Montpelier Walk, SW7 · Montrose Court, SW7 · Montrose Place, SW1X · Moore Street, SW3 · Motcomb Street, SW1X · Mozart Terrace, SW1W · New Ride, SW1X · New Ride, SW7 · North Audley Street, W1K · North Row, W1K · North Terrace, SW3 · North Terrace, SW7 · Old Barrack Yard, SW1X · Ormonde Gate, SW3 · Ormonde Place, SW1W · Ovington Gardens, SW3 · Ovington Street, SW3 · Park Close, SW1X · Park Lane, W1C · Park Lane, W1J · Park Lane, W1K · Park Mansions, SW1X · Park Street, W1K · Park Towers Hotel, SW1X · Parkside, SW1X · Passmore Street, SW1W · Pavilion Road, SW1X · Pembroke Close, SW1X · Peninsular Tower, SW7 · Pimilco Walk, N1 · Pimlico Road, SW1W · Policeman’s Walk, W2 · Pont St Mews, SW1X · Pont Street Mews, SW1X · Pont Street, SW1X · Princes Gate, SW7 · Providence Court, W1K · Radnor Walk, SW3 · Ralston Street, SW3 · Ranelagh Grove, SW1W · Raphael Street, SW1X · Raphael Street, SW7 · Rawlings Street, SW3 · Red Place, W1K · Redburn Street, SW3 · Reeves Mews, W1K · Relton Mews, SW7 · Rex Place, W1K · Roberts Mews, SW1X · Rosemoor Street, SW3 · Rotten Row, SW1X · Rotten Row, SW7 · Royal Avenue, SW3 · Royal Hospital Road, SW3 · Rutland Gardens, SW7 · Rutland Gate Mews, SW7 · Rutland Gate, SW7 · Rutland Street, SW7 · Sedding Street, SW1W · Sedding Street, SW1X · Shepards Place, W1K · Shepherds Place, W1K · Sloane Court East, SW1W · Sloane Court East, SW3 · Sloane Court West, SW3 · Sloane Gardens, SW1W · Sloane Square House, SW1W · Sloane Square, SW1W · Sloane Street, SW1X · Sloane Terrace, SW1X · Smith Street, SW3 · Smith Terrace, SW3 · South Audley Street, W1K · South Carriage Drive, SW1X · South Carriage Drive, SW7 · South Eaton Place, SW1W · South Street, W1K · Sprimont Place, SW3 · St Barnabas Street, SW1W · St Catherine’s Mews, SW3 · St. Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 · Stackhouse Street, SW1X · Stanhope Gate, W1K · Stanhope Place, W2 · Studio Place, SW1X · Symons Street, SW3 · Tedworth Gardens, SW3 · Tedworth Square, SW3 · Terrace Walk, SW3 · The Gateways, SW3 · Tilney Street, W1K · Tite Street, SW3 · Trevor Place, SW7 · Trevor Square, SW3 · Trevor Square, SW7 · Trevor Street, SW7 · Tryon Street, SW3 · Upper Brook Street, W1K · Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K · Walkway, SW7 · Walpole Street, SW3 · Walton Street, SW3 · Wellington Square, SW3 · West Eaton Place Mews, SW1X · West Eaton Place, SW1X · West Halkin Street, SW1X · West Road, SW3 · West Road, SW5 · Whittaker Street, SW1W · Wilbraham Place, SW1X · William Mews, SW1X · William Street, SW1X · Wilton Crescent, SW1X · Wilton Cresent, SW1X · Wilton Mews, SW1X · Wilton Place, SW1X · Wilton Row, SW1X · Wilton Terrace, SW1X · Wiltshire Close, SW3 · Woodfall Street, SW3 · Woods Mews, W1K ·
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Central London, south west (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, south west.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
G. F. Cruchley

Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
John Cary

John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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