BEHOLD YOUR FUTURE EXECUTIONERS!
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Far better than marching with a bunch of Stalin worshippers. We can descend on Belgravia from several directions as well….
I wonder what you’ll do when you get there Ian. The Duke of Westminster may be the freeholder of this land, but he doesn’t live there – the family home is in Cheshire, and his London home or homes aren’t in this square (anyone know where the pieds a terre are?)
It is home, though, to the Embassies of Romania, Portugal, Syria, Ghana, Brunei, Germany, Spain, Norway, Serbia, Bahrain, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Argentine and Malaysia, all of whom will no doubt wonder why you’re standing on the lawn and shouting about a freeholder none of them have met and who has probably never been in the Square. So I doubt if you’ll find him on his rounds collecting the rent from them, but you could help the Malaysians find their plane, or discuss the Civil War with the Syrians.
The Grosvenor Group, however, has its London office at 70 Grosvenor Street, about a mile away in Mayfair, off Park Lane. This is where the 300 acre Grosvenor Estate, i.e. most of Mayfair and Belgravia, is based, as part of a chain of 18 offices around the world where his global portfolio (worth a lot more than £8bn – nearer £20bn) is managed – he owns land/property etc in North and South America, Asia Pacific (including Australia) and Continental Europe.
If you’re trying to personalise things down to individuals – as if capitalism works like that these days – then I think you’re in the wrong place.
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