• 24 June to 15 July 2022

Using the current Paul Mellon Centre Drawing Room Display, Bedford Square: Creating Social Distance as a starting point, this four part programme will offer an expanded sense of the design, architectural history, ecology and social life of Bedford Square. An outstanding piece of Georgian town planning, and the best-preserved of London's eighteenth-century squares, Bedford Square has an illustrious history as architecture and has been the home of many distinguished and talented figures. The programme will consist of four walking talks and a talk and film screening, which will illuminate a different aspect of the Square's history, from its architectural design to its fine gardens, and consider its style, reputation and significance.