Golden Square, W1F
Golden Square is a historic Soho square, dating from the 1670s.

A theory says that the square was the work of Sir Christopher Wren. Soon after its building it became an important embassy district in the early 18th century. Britain’s oldest ally, Portugal, opened its embassy in the square.

William Pitt the Elder was born in Golden Square in 1708.

The square features in the works of Charles Dickens: ’David Copperfield’ and ’The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’. In the latter, it is the square where Ralph Nickleby lives in a spacious house.

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