Hanover Square

Mr Norrell's London

Hanover Square

London, City of London, England EC3V 3LA, United Kingdom

Created By: Emma Dermott

Point of Interest Details

"Now I do not know what may be your opinion yet to say the truth I do not much care for the south side of Hanover-square; the houses are so tall and thin –four storeys at least –and all the tall, gloomy windows are so regular, and every house so exactly resembles its neighbours that they have something of the appearance of a high wall blocking out the light. Be that as it may, Mr Norrell (a less fanciful person than I) was satisfied with his new house"

Mr Norrell's London residence is based in Hanover Square - it was here that Strange and Norrell first met and where Norrell taught Strange magic (Strange never visited Hurtfew Abbey until 1817).

Hanove square was built from 1713, intended for fashionable and wealthy Londoners. The buildings are mostly offices now, including Vogue UK at 1 Hanover Square.

The church. St George's is where some claimed to have heard the magicians fighting after their falling out in 1814. They didn't. This is the church from 'Get Me to the Church on Time' from My Fair Lady, and was featured in The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Mr Norrell's London


 

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