Buy property in a unique garden square

Picturesque river views and a garden square at townhouses in Pimlico

St George's Square in Pimlico is the only traditional garden square in London where the homes have river views.

For decades the brooding bulk of derelict Battersea Power Station on the opposite bank of the Thames dominated the skyline, but the outlook is improving fast with transformation of Nine Elms into a new waterfront district that will include the showpiece glass-cube new US Embassy.

Another bonus down the line for Pimlico residents is a new pedestrian bridge spanning the river at this point. On the northern side, the bridge will emerge by St George's Square and give a fillip to the surrounding area, which has failed to command the status of posh Cheyne Walk, further west. Potentially the bridge could open up a "green" route to Sloane Square.

St George's Square is actually a long and narrow rectangle of imposing cream-coloured stucco townhouses. Number 123 occupies a prominent corner position at the southern tip of the square, closest to the river.

The Thomas Cubitt-designed listed mansion has been split into eight apartments, with two linked houses. Prices from £650,000 to £2,225,000. Call Savills on 020 7409 8756.

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