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Abington Street Gardens 51.498603434550226, -0.12481927871704102 A small, formal London Square with a well laid out lawn. The main focus of the space is a Henry Moore sculpture. london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/abingdon-3870.jpg
Berkeley Square 51.509864277798705, -0.14518260955810547 A traditional formal London Square with a small central shelter, characterised by many mature London Plane trees set amidst 4 equal sized open lawn areas. events,london-square,quiet-space,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/Berkeley-Square.jpg
Bessborough Gardens 51.48911951565998, -0.12913227081298828 A London Square contained on two sides by 1980’s pastiche white stucco façade houses. There is a fountain at one end and a central grass area. london-square,quiet-space,statues-monuments-and-fountains,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/bessborough-gardens-07.jpg
Cavendish Square Gardens 51.51668808156912, -0.14460325241088867 Cavendish Square Garden is a formal London Square, laid out on a circular plan enclosed with a perimeter hedge, containing a central plinth. events,london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/cavendish-3943.jpg
Ebury Square 51.49184505854546, -0.14883041381835938 Ebury Square provides a quiet shaded oasis amidst the very busy environment of Victoria Coach Station. london-square,quiet-space,statues-monuments-and-fountains,green-flag-winner,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/ebury-square-05.JPG
Golden Square 51.5119342284345, -0.1365351676940918 A traditional London Square in the heart of Soho, close to Regent Street. The site consists of bedding displays and shrub planting with perimeter rose beds and grass verges, and 4 mature Hornbeam trees marking the east and west entrances. events,london-square,quiet-space,statues-monuments-and-fountains,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/golden-sq-4068.jpg
Grosvenor Square 51.511573663152866, -0.15071868896484375 A large London Square, located at the heart of Mayfair. This is a very pleasant and significantly large green central London space, with well maintained lawns, mature established trees and numerous statues and memorials. A key feature and focal point of the square is the statue of President Roosevelt. This site is surrounded by a well established holly hedge that screens it from the adjacent roads that now mainly house foreign embassies. london-square,quiet-space,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/grosvenor-square-07.JPG
Hanover Square 51.51415097449445, -0.14327287673950195 A highly planted formal square, set in Mayfair just south of Oxford Street. The square contains various statues the most notable being one of William Pitt (former politician and twice Prime Minister). The site consists of informal seating aligning the paths. Well established hedges surround the square creating a clear division from the adjacent road passing around the square. events,london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/hanover-square-02.jpg
Lancaster Gate 51.51144167776773, -0.17962217330932617 Located close to Kensington Gardens, Lancaster Gate is a London square dating back to the mid-1980s. london-square,cycling,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/lancaster-gate-01.JPG
Leicester Square Gardens 51.510865878560125, -0.1293468475341797 One of London’s best known public Squares and hub of entertainment and activity. The square has become the capitals’ prime location for hosting film premieres, and hosts various celebrity events. events,london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains,park-keeper,toilets, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/leicester-square-30.JPG
Lower Grosvenor Gardens 51.4967880293883, -0.14425992965698242 A formal London square with paths, lawns, benches and formal bedding displays. london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/Lower-Grosvenor-Gardens-5.JPG
Norfolk Square Gardens 51.51561984318276, -0.17299175262451172 A traditional rectangular London Square, consisting of central lawns, bedding displays and London plane trees. events,london-square,quiet-space,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/norfolk-square-gardens-43.jpg
Paddington Green 51.520239794066775, -0.17387151718139648 This is a typical historical London Square, it is set back from the busy Harrow Road and The Westway, and lies adjacent to St Mary’s Church. The square is set out in traditional fashion with diagonal Yorkstone paths connecting the four corner entrances. london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/paddington-green-04.jpg
Parliament Square 51.50112938593432, -0.12578487396240234 This world famous square consists of a large open grassed area in the middle, with a cluster of trees at the west end of the space. events,london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/parliament-sq-3837.jpg
Porchester Square Gardens 51.51725201236757, -0.1868748664855957 An attractive, traditional London Square containing formal gardens and lawn, bedding displays and a recently refurbished children's play area. playground,london-square,quiet-space,green-flag-winner,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/porchester-square-01.JPG
Soho Square 51.51572533275677, -0.13159990310668945 This very popular London Square is located at the heart of the centre of Soho and provides a small oasis behind Oxford Street. events,london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/soho-sq-4071.jpg
St George's Square 51.48724761454322, -0.1328444480895996 This is a long rectangular formal London Square set at the heart of a series large grand white stucco buildings in Pimlico. events,london-square,quiet-space,statues-monuments-and-fountains,green-flag-winner,park-keeper, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/st-georges-square-4294.jpg
St James's Square 51.507543595565764, -0.13443231582641602 This is a typical London Square with four entrances, one on each side. london-square,quiet-space,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/st-james-square-01.JPG
Talbot Square Gardens 51.51456359776483, -0.17406463623046875 This small London square is dominated by two large London planes, one at each end. london-square,quiet-space, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/talbot-square-03.jpg
Temple Gardens 51.51185276755743, -0.11218070983886719 This is the smallest local park of the chain of open spaces along Victoria Embankment, designed by Sir Joseph Bazelgette. london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/temple-gardens_6541.JPG
Trafalgar Square 51.50852744025984, -0.1272869110107422 Trafalgar Square is one of the most famous public spaces in London and no visit to the capital is complete without seeing it. cafe,events,london-square,cycling,statues-monuments-and-fountains,toilets, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/trafalgar-sq-4105.jpg
Upper Grosvenor Gardens 51.49793552344231, -0.14591217041015625 This is one of 2 triangular gardens located very close to Victoria rail, bus and coach stations. london-square,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/upper-grosvenor-gardens-01.JPG
Victoria Square 51.497958455327975, -0.14373421669006348 A small, attractive, public square tucked behind the busy Victoria one-way system and close to the back of Buckingham Palace gardens. london-square,quiet-space,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/victoria-square-4483.jpg
Mimosa 51.5228953859968, -0.14786481857299805 Acacia dealbata Park Crescent Mews West http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Planted about 20 years ago, and now a focal point in the Mews. Particularly spectacular in early spring when it is laden with fragrant sulphur-yellow flowers http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/Mimosa_99783_D14_A.jpg
Three London Planes 51.502311499081884, -0.1504826545715332 platanus x hispanica Hyde Park Corner Hyde Park Corner, SW1 W2 2UH events,cycling,statues-monuments-and-fountains, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks/hyde-park-corner/ An informal grouping of mature trees set against the backdrop of Wellington Arch. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/assets/ui/no-image-standard.jpg
Sycamore 51.529077816040754, -0.21575689315795898 Acer pseudoplatanus St John’s Church, Kilburn Lane W10 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Beautiful tree situated within the grounds of the churchyard. Stunning display of yellow flowers early spring and vibrant autumn colour. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/assets/ui/no-image-standard.jpg
Seven upright False Acacia 51.487556263127246, -0.13951778411865234 Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Fastigiata' Churchill Gardens Estate, Lupus Street, SW1 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// An unusual and rare species, ideally grouped for visual effect. Produces clusters of scented white flowers in summertime. Situated between Langdale and Gifford Houses. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/assets/ui/no-image-standard.jpg
Manna Ash 51.50886265501692, -0.1206350326538086 Fraxinus ornus Victoria Embankment Gardens, SW1 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// A tall tree with sinuous limbs, adjacent to the café. View from lawn area. Noted for its scented, dense panicles of white flowers in late spring. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T14-Manna-Ash.jpg
Swamp Cypress 51.53844798353072, -0.17681121826171875 Taxodium distichum George Eliot School, Marlborough Hill NW8 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// A coniferous tree displaying stunning autumn colour. View from Finchley Road approx. 100 yards south of junction with Boundary Road NW8. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T13-Swamp-Cypress.jpg
White Mulberry 51.498310890771144, -0.12549519538879395 Morus alba Abbey Garden, Great College Street, SW1 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// A gem – a rare specimen (food of the silkworm). Can be viewed from within the Abbey grounds. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T12-Mulberry.jpg
Pear 51.53297561287748, -0.18732547760009766 Pyrus species Corner of Maida Vale and Carlton Hill, W9 – south side http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Spectacular at blossom time (April) when heavily laden with white flowers - a rare and unusually-shape tree. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T11-Pear.jpg
The Lucombe Oak 51.53332266079877, -0.17560958862304688 Quercus x hispanica ‘Lucombeana’ St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, Grove End Road, NW8 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Magnificent evergreen oak, rare for central London. View from Grove End Road. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T10-Lucombe-Oak.jpg
The Indian Horse Chestnut 51.51340316860357, -0.1709747314453125 Aesculus indica Sussex Place, W2 (corners of Sussex Place, Gloucester Square and Strathearn Place) http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// An uncommon tree and a feature at this busy junction especially when in flower. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T9-The-Indian-Horse-Chestnut.jpg
The Huntingdon Elm Tree 51.522242517330305, -0.1516413688659668 Ulmus x hollandica Marylebone High Street, W1 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Rare example of a mature Elm in central London. View from Marylebone High Street, adjacent to the Garden of Rest. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T8-Huntington-Elm.jpg
The Indian Bean Tree 51.509156466648534, -0.13576269149780273 Catalpa bignonioides St James’s Church, Piccadilly, W1 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Mature tree of considerable character, producing exotic flowers in midsummer and retaining pendulous green seed pods into winter. Planted in 1923 within the churchyard adjacent to Sir Christopher Wren’s fine church. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T7-Indian-Bean.jpg
The Oriental Planes 51.53557840779458, -0.1549243927001953 Platanus orientalis Regents Park Zoological Gardens, Regents Park, NW1 playground,cafe,events,wildlife-area,quiet-space,cycling,statues-monuments-and-fountains,sports-facilities,green-flag-winner,park-keeper,toilets, http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks/regents-park/ Two impressive Oriental Planes, adjacent to the Parrot House within the grounds of London Zoo, characterised by mottled bark, deeply cut leaves and graceful habit. One of the parents of the ubiquitous hybrid London Plane. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T6-London-Zoo-Plane.jpg
The London Plane 51.50890272035099, -0.15340089797973633 Platanus x hispanica Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, W1 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Landmark tree, known locally as the Dorchester Plane, planted circa 1931. A feature when lit at night-time. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T5-London-Plane-Dorchester.jpg
The Tulip Tree 51.532535125167115, -0.18299102783203125 Liriodendron tulipifera Violet Hill Gardens, Violet Hill, St John’s Wood, NW8 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Stately tree, with erect yellow-green, tulip-like flowers and curiously-shaped leaves, providing shade to visitors to the gardens and outstanding autumn colour. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T4-Tulip.jpg
The Turkey Oak 51.51067891475624, -0.15659809112548828 Quercus cerris Park Lane Central Reservation, W1(Island 2) - by Upper Brook Street http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// A tree with character, displaying sinuous limbs and fissured bark. Best viewed from Park Lane pavement adjacent to Hyde Park or adjacent to Upper Brook Street, W1. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T3-Turkey-Oak.jpg
The Honey Locust 51.53604556035942, -0.17058849334716797 Gleditsia triacanthos 19 Acacia Road, NW8 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// Mature specimen, unusual for central London. Located south side of Acacia Road between Woronzow Road and Ordnance Hill http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T2-Honey-Locust.jpg
The Maidenhair Tree 51.495038011813065, -0.12690067291259766 Ginkgo biloba St John's Gardens, Horseferry Road SW1 http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/parks// A species from the age of the Dinosaurs. Spectacular feature of the gardens in late autumn as distinguished foliage, resembling maidenhair fern, turns butter-yellow. http://myparks.westminster.gov.uk/image/2/290/195/5/images/T1-Maidenhair.jpg
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P,Playground A,Green flag winner PA,Park keeper CH,Former church yard T,Toilets SQ,London Square W,Wildlife area Q,Quiet space C,Cafe CY,Cycling M,Statues, monuments and fountains S,Sports facilities E,Events