Berkeley Square ( /ˈbɑrkliː/) is a town square in the West End of London, England, in the City of Westminster. It was originally laid out in the mid 18th century by architect William Kent. The square is named after the noble Gloucestershire family of the same name whose London home, Berkeley House, had stood nearby until 1733, and had served as their London residence when they were away from their ancestral Gloucestershire home Berkeley Castle.
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“I walked by the Union Square Bar, I was gonna go in. And I saw myself, my reflection in the window. And I thought, I wonder who that bum is. And then I saw it was me. Now look at me, Im a bum. Look at me. Look at you. Youre a bum.”
—J.P. (James Pinckney)
“In short, if there were external bodies, it is impossible we should ever come to know it; and if there were not, we might have the very same reasons to think there were that we have now.”
—George Berkeley (16851753)