Georgian London

The Georgian era refers to years of immense social change between 1714 and 1830 when the Hanoverian Kings George I, George II, George III and George IV ruled Great Britain.

This period was characterised by the architecture of Robert Adam, John Nash and James Wyatt and the emergence of the Gothic Revival style.

In London, you’ll find lots of beautiful Georgian architecture, in particular garden squares including Manchester Square and Berkeley Square. Architect John Nash designed Buckingham Palace, while Robert Adam designed Syon House, Osterley Park and Kenwood House.

The paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, the young J. M. W. Turner and John Constable illustrated the changing world of the Georgian period and can be found in the Tate Britain.

In 2014 London celebrates 300 years since the start of the Georgian period, see below for a list of significant events and venues.