Georgian London

The reign of Kings George I, George II, George III and George IV between 1714 and 1830 is referred to as the Georgian era in Great Britain.

Georgian London saw great social change, which was illustrated in the paintings of Thomas Gainsborough, the young J. M. W. Turner and John Constable. Their work now hangs in Tate Britain. The Georgian era was also characterised by the architecture of Robert Adam, John Nash and James Wyatt and the emergence of the Gothic Revival style. You’ll find lots of beautiful Georgian architecture in London, in particular garden squares such as Manchester Square and Berkeley Square. Architect John Nash designed Buckingham Palace, while Robert Adam designed Georgian buildings such as Syon House, Osterley Park and Kenwood House.