Square London by Gary Powell
If the financial City of London is her heart and the parks her lungs, then London’s squares must be her soul. The London square is quintessentially English, the square is one of the capital’s most familiar and loved features. Square London endeavours to investigate the history of the London square, from its oldest – Covent Garden and Bloomsbury to its most recent – Canada and Highbury. This is how retired policeman Gary Powell introduces us to his well-researched book, the first on this subject for many years.