Virginia Woolf's Pad


Virginia Woolf's Pad

From 1920, a classy square with a rich heritage.

Location: 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury, WC2H

Description: 'Gordon Square' is in the fabulously named Bloomsbury and was developed by Thomas Cubitt in the 1820s, as one of a pair with Tavistock Square, which is a block away and has the same dimensions.

As with most London squares the central garden was originally for the private use of the residents of the surrounding houses, but it now belongs to the University of London and is open to the public.

After the death of her father and Virginia Woolf's second nervous breakdown, Vanessa and Adrian sold 22 Hyde Park Gate and bought a house at 46 Gordon Square in Bloomsbury.

Virginia lived here between January 1905 to March 1907.

The economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) also lived at 46 Gordon Square between 1916-1946, and is awarded a Blue Plaque here.

Themes: ArchitectureArchitecture Theme  SocietySociety Theme  LiteraryLiterary Theme
Virginia Woolf's Pad

From 1920, a classy square with a rich heritage.

Ranking This Month: 2203/3062

Pages Hit This Month: 33


Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


Witanhurst House», 3.1km

Alain's Special Building», 5.7km

Dirty House», 2.4km

Site of Durham House», 1.1km

Eltham Palace Bridge», 9.3km

Cliveden and the Profumo Affair», 24.km

London Orphan Asylum», 3.8km

Southern Tunnel House», 6.0km

GE Streets House», 0.7km

Hurst House», 8.4km

Location Pinpointed:


Open Street Maps», Google Maps»