Pickering Place

Pickering Place

Reputedly the smallest square in Britain.

Location: Pickering Place, St James

Description: This tiny unspoilt Georgian square just off St James Street is packed with history almost still visible.

The square was once home to the Texan Republic's embassy prior to it joined the United States in 1845 - look for the plaque on the Texas Legation.

Coffee merchant William Pickering, son-in-law of the founder of Berry Bros (close to the alley down which you reach Pickering Place) who actually created the square in the 18th century.

It is rumored that this square was the scene of the last duel in England, and also the most infamous - featuring Beau Brummel.

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Pickering Place

Reputedly the smallest square in Britain.

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