Hanging out on Hyde Park's northern fringe

24 May 2019

The Times

Some of the finest properties in London have been built on the fringes of 350-acre Hyde Park, which was created by Henry VIII as a hunting ground in 1536. Abutting the south side are sought-after neighbournoods such as Mayfair, Belgravia, Knightsbridge and Kensington. 

In the 1800s the north side of the park was equally prestigious - the beautiful garden squares and grand-proportioned properties of the Hyde Park Estate were designed to rival Belgravia and attracted aristocrats, royals and socialites from Caroline, Princess of Wales, to Winston Churchill and Lady Myra Sackville (whose life was detailed in the film White Mischief).

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