A Quick Overview of Hans Road
Hans Place, London, England, is a residential garden square situated immediately south of Harrods in Knightsbridge, London SW1. It is named after Sir Hans Sloane, 1st Baronet, PRS (16 April 1660 - 11 January 1753), who was a physician and collector, notable for bequeathing his collection to the British nation which became the foundation of the British Museum.
President of the Royal Society and of the Royal College of Physicians of London, he also invented drinking chocolate and gave his name to Sloane Square. Hans Place dates from the 1770s, when the architect Henry Holland leased 89 acres (360,000 m2) from Earl Cadogan and funded the building of his house by laying out a square which he sub-let in building plots.