Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, Central London, looks the epitome of Britishness, with its imposing Georgian and non-
Georgian buildings set around a garden square. It has been one of the city’s most fashionable addresses since the 1700s when it was built by Sir Richard Grosvenor-although in latteryears it has become better known for its hotels and embassies.
One building sticks out: the vast concrete American embassy, the London Chancery Building at No. 24 designed by the Finnish - American architect Eero Saarinen. However, the Americans are this year moving across the Thames to an e qually striking new embassy in Nine Elms near Vauxhall.