Square, built in 1775 - 80, is only complete Georgian square
All the elegant brick houses
have distinctive entrances, decorated with Coade stone. This
hard-wearing artificial stone was made in Lambeth, to a formula
that remained secret for generations.
fine buildings were once inhabited by the aristocracy but
today they all house offices.Visitors
to Bedford Square can still catch as glimpse of some of the
beautiful Georgian interiors, with their exquisite moulded
ceilings, through lighted windows.
Although Bedford Square was once
the haunt of book-publishers, most of these have now moved
to less expensive addresses.
Nos. 34 - 36 Bedford Square houses
the Architectural Association. Many noted London architects
have passed through here, including Richard Rogers, who designed
the City's striking Lloyd's