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Hanover Square, Westminster

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Hanover Square, Westminster

Hanover Square from Stow's London Squares (1750), looking north across Marylebone, which was only partly built up at that date.

Hanover Square is a square in Mayfair, Westminster, situated to the south west of Oxford Circus, the major junction where Oxford Street meets Regent Street.

The streets which converge at Hanover Square are (in alphabetical order): Brook Street, Dering Street, Hanover Street, Harewood Place and Princes Street.

Hanover Square was developed from 1713 as a fashionable residential address by Lord Carpenter and John Pepper, "names conspicuously associated with episodes in Marlborough’s war and the 'Fifteen'."[1][2]

While a few of the 18th-century houses remain largely intact, most of the square has been reconstructed in a variety of periods. It is now almost entirely occupied by offices, including the London office of Vogue, the UK Headquarters of the telecoms and data consultancy Expect Solutions, MVA Consultancy, the global headquarters of Stephen Smart & Co and the UK headquarters of the head-hunting company Odgers Berndtson.


  • Sir John Summerson, Georgian London, London: Penguin, 1969 (revised edition)
  • Edward Walford, Hanover Square and neighbourhood, Old and New London: Volume 4 (1878), pp. 314–326.
  1. ^ Summerson, pp. 98–100.
  2. ^ Walford, quoting Weekly Medley, 1717.
  3. ^ Maryland Gazette, 7 June, 1759



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