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To be honest, King Street in Hammersmith is not the prettiest shopping thoroughfare in London. It’s blighted with some drab architecture and feels a little down at heel.
But venture beyond the shops and towards neighbouring Chiswick, and just off to the left you’ll find a real gem of a place.
St Peter’s Square was first laid out in the 1820s, and to this day retains its Georgian charm. Large, handsome white houses are set around a central garden, lush and well established. These buildings are proud, with symmetrical windows, ornate ironwork and bold flourishes of plasterwork. The square also has an imposing church with a distinctive blue clock face and entrance columns.
But modern London has caught up a little with the square – a very busy traffic route runs along one edge now, perilously close to the church. Both this building and the gardens were both locked and…
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