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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th January 1989 Norma Varden, actress (Loose in London), dies

19th January 1966 Tippetts cantate Vision of St Augustine, premieres in London

19th January 1940 Comedian and Eastenders actor Mike Reid was born in Hackney, East London.

19th January 1917 The Silvertown explosion kills 73 people in the East End.go to related location

19th January 1907 Born today: Lillian Harvey, London England, actress (Invitation to the Waltz)

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.


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Virginia Woolf's Pad

From 1920, a classy square with a rich heritage.


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