The old Square, destroyed by the Blitz

While Nelson Square became the home of the reasonably wealthy, abject poverty was found in just a few streets away.


World War II and The Blitz

Several WW II bombs dropped in the immediate vicinity of Nelson Square. Only 4 houses would eventually remain. Read about the Blitz in this article.

Womens’ University Settlement

Blackfriars Settlement, one of the oldest local charities, has its roots in Nelson Square