The Albany, home to AJ Raffles


The Albany, home to AJ Raffles

Albany's bachelor flats home to AJ Raffles and Lord Byron.

Location: Albany Court, St James, London

Description: The Albany, named after the Duke of York, second son of George III, who owned the central block. In 1804 it was converted into chambers for bachelors.

Famous tenants included Lord Byron, Canning and Lord Lytton, although it's most famous was the EW Hordung's fictional gentleman thief. Created by Hordung, who was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's brother in law, it's thought raffles is a direct opposite of Sherlock Holmes.

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The Albany, home to AJ Raffles

Albany's bachelor flats home to AJ Raffles and Lord Byron.

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