Thursday, November 30, 2006

Grosvenor Gardens - London

Grosevenor Gardens and Statue of Cheetah chasing Gazelle

This photo of Grosvenor Gardens in London is part of one of the panoramic images found on the Tour of London. There are over 100 images taken from around London linked to an interactive map.

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Grosvenor Gardens is split into two tiny triangles, Upper Grosvenor Gardens and Lower Grosvenor Gardens. They are both found just over the road from Victoria Train Station and are surrounded by busy roads at the rear of Buckingham Palace gardens. The ‘squares’ get their name from the Grosvenor family, who own much of Mayfair and Westminster, and also built Grosvenor Square.

Grosvenor Place, a very busy road, runs past Grosvenor Gardens and up the rear wall of the Buckingham Palace gardens to Hyde Park Corner. Buckingham Palace Road, running along the bottom of Upper Grosvenor Gardens, will take you to the Victoria Memorial front of the Palace, St. James Park and Green Park.

Lower Grosvenor Gardens, being nearer the station, is more used by the public and has more seating in it. They are very busy in the summer lunch hour when workers from the surrounding offices pour into the area. At other times you will find travelers waiting for their trains and buses, as well as a fair number of others sleeping and waiting for, well, probably nothing.

Upper Grosvenor Gardens is quieter with a more formal laid out lawn and planting area. As can be seen in this image, there is a fantastic statue of a cheetah chasing a gazelle leaping out of the flowerbed. If you need to arrange a place to meet someone, then Upper Grosvenor Gardens, though a little further from the station, is a more relaxing place.

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The nearest tube station is Victoria.

The full panoramic image taken of Upper Grosvenor Gardens can be found on the London tour by An enlargement of this photo can be found on Flickr. You can also find a marker for Upper Grosvenor Gardens on Tagzania.

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Joseph Hickey said...

The photo you show is of Grosvenor Square, W1

Joseph Hickey said...

The pictute you show for grosvenor gardens is of Grosvenor Sq. W1

Anonymous said...

And Grosvenor Gardens is next to Victoria train Station.

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