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WH Smith lived here
Bookseller and MP WH Smith lived here.
Location: 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
Description: Every high street and station or terminal has one, a WH Smith, the retail king of stationery and newspapers.
William Henry Smith was not just a retail pioneer, but also a very high profile MP and twice was the Secretary of State for War. He later became the Leader of the House of Commons.
Smith (1825-1891) lived here in this unusual and grand white facade mansion.