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A Quick Overview of Mecklenburgh Square
Mecklenburgh Square is a Grade II listed square located in the King's Cross area of central London. The Square and its garden were part of the Foundling Estate, a residential development of 1792–1825 on ﬁelds surrounding and owned by the Foundling Hospital.
The Square was named in honour of King George III’s Queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
- It was begun in 1804, but was not completed until 1825.
- It is notable for the number of historic terraced houses that face directly onto the square and the Mecklenburgh Square Garden.
- Access to the garden is only permitted to resident keyholders, except on two days a year when it is open to all visitors for Open Garden Squares Weekend.