Amies himself purchased the property, which was restored in 2009, in 1947, reportedly with the backing of Cary Grant’s ex-wife, actress Virginia Cherril. Peter Pan is most famously associated with Kensington Gardens – it’s here that we are first introduced to the character of Peter in the book Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (in fact there’s a rather famous statue of him there to this day, pictured above) – it’s most often assumed that the Darling’s house must be nearby. The articles say that while the “real-life academic ‘model'” for Higgins was Henry Sweet – an early 20th century Oxford professor of phonetics who is named in the preface to the play, the basis for Professor Higgins’ rather grand lifestyle was that of Professor Wilson. … Written in 1912, the play which gives Professor Higgins’ address as 27A Wimpole Street was in 1964 adapted into the film, My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. The property at 65 Eaton Place, meanwhile, was apparently part of a development built in 1824 by renowned builder Thomas Cubitt on the orders of the 2nd Marquess of Westminster, Richard Grosvenor. It was the headquarters of Abbey National which had a long-running dispute with the museum over the right receive mail at the address 221b (since the closure of Abbey House in the early Noughties, the museum has received the mail). The following list provides an overview of fictional locations, lists of those according to various criteria, and related topics. Pixar. It follows the lives of the Hollands, who take up residence in what had been the Bellamy’s residence at 165 Eaton Place in Belgravia (Jean Marsh, one of the original show’s creators who played head parlour maid Rose in the original series, returned as housekeeper – the only original cast member in the newer series). Known as the White House, it is located in Washington, DC and it is a national treasure. Located at 8 Bedale Street, the property – now rather squashed due to the proximity of railway viaducts – is located in the heart of the famous Borough Market. Fictional streets are a great addition to your travel plans. A plaque erected by the London Borough of Islington has long adorned the building although last year Orwell’s son Richard attended the unveiling of a new plaque which amended the dates Orwell lived here, changing  it from 1945 to 1944-47. The first five series, which ran from 1971-1975, followed the lives of the somewhat ill-fated Bellamy family and spanned the period from the early 1900s until 1930. PICTURE: 186 Fleet Street, Sweeney Todd’s (Des Blenkinsopp) / CC BY-SA 2.0. An urn containing his ashes is at the Golders Green Crematorium. The biggest non-existent companies are a diverse lot, making everything from candy bars and narcotic “spices” to man-killing robots and jet-propelled pogo sticks. LondonLife – A rare glimpse inside King Henry V’s chantry chapel…, 10 fictional character addresses in London, A look back at 10 fictional character addresses in London…, 10 fictional character addresses in London – 10. The answer lies in the Professor Wilson’s history – his father, a doctor, bought a house in the street in 1806 and subsequently bought a neighbouring property for his son who initially pursued a medical career before moving into academia where he specialised in languages. 10 fictional character addresses in London – 6. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Holland Park or Borough Market?…, 10 (more) fictional character addresses in London – 10. Which popular television series was set at 165 Eaton Place in Belgravia? In Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel, Dracula, the evil Count Dracula owns a mansion on Piccadilly, one of numerous homes he purchases in London. The Darling’s House…, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, 10 fictional character addresses in London – 7. 17 Cherry Tree Lane... A look back at 10 fictional character addresses in London... 10 fictional character addresses in London – 8. There were a good many small shops; but the only stock in trade appeared to be heaps of children, who, even at that time of night, were crawling in and out at the doors, or screaming from the inside. The dualistic nature of the property fits with that of Jekyll and Hyde and while Leicester Square isn’t usually considered part of Soho, it’s at the least very close by. And the house? In Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1886 story, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,the address of the home of Dr Henry Jekyll (and his alter-ego Mr Edward Hyde) is simply given as a square in Soho – then a rather seedy district. 6. Covered ways and yards, which here and there diverged from the main street, disclosed little knots of houses, where drunken men and women were positively wallowing in filth; and from several of the door-ways, great ill-looking fellows were cautiously emerging, bound, to all appearance, on no very well-disposed or harmless errands.” (Oliver Twist, p. 55, Vintage, 2007). For on this, check out the Westminister Libraries & Archives site. Like the man himself, the house has two characters and features a “blistered and distained” rear entrance used by the dastardly Mr Hyde. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. 3. The original series used a house located at 65 Eaton Place for exterior shots (they added a 1 to the front of the 65 although no interiors were shot here) although the newer series apparently used a property based in Leamington Spa. 186 Fleet Street…. They also suggest that the connection between Professor Higgins and Professor Wilson makes sense considering one of the mysteries of Pygmalion – how a humble phonetics professor could afford consulting rooms on a street known for wealthy private medical practices. They do so and there find keys to numerous other properties in the city as well, dispatching two of their number to go and destroy any boxes they find there. It’s from there that he and his delightfully named French valet, Passepartout, set off on their breakneck trip around the world after Fogg, a “doubtful” Londoner who was a member of the Reform Club based nearby in Pall Mall (“and that was all” – his history was something of an unknown), makes a £20,000 bet that he can travel around the world in just 80 days – a bet which sees him travel by everything from trains to elephants and overcome all sorts of obstacles as he attempts the feat. Saffron Hill…, Dickens’s Victorian London: The Museum of London, 10 fictional character addresses in London – 5. 221B Baker Street, London. Winden Dark: Netflix: A fictional town in Germany with a nuclear power plant and a cave system in it. Belle at Kenwood House (but not as you know it)…, 10 fictional character addresses in London – 6. I'd love some input from the TALF users to see what's worth the trip and what is a waste of time. The book has, of course, been made into a film several times including a Disney animated version in 1961 and a Disney live action film starring Glenn Close in 1996 (although the plot has been altered somewhat) as well as a musical. It should be noted that there are also numerous other theories over the ‘real’ location of 221b Baker Street – in particular one which suggests the real address is opposite the former location of Camden House in Baker Street, thanks to a reference in The Empty House. 138 Piccadilly…, 10 (more) fictional character addresses in London – 5. The property was apparently once home to the nineteenth century architect George Gilbert Scott. He subsequently moves into an art deco flat which becomes his workplace and home at 56B Whitehavens Mansions (he apparently chose the building based on its symmetry). Orwell (real name Eric Arthur Blair) moved to the property at 27b Canonbury Square with his wife Eileen and their young adopted son Richard in 1944 after their flat in Mortimer Crescent, Kilburn, was hit by a V-1 flying bomb. made by CQSteve. Or so the story goes. Their chase then leads them to leave London and to pursue Dracula across Europe before he is finally defeated back at his home in Transylvania. The book, Dracula, is, of course, also associated with other London locations – including the London Zoo and Hampstead Heath. 4 10 Acre Field, Scatterbrook Farm. As … Sweeney Todd was supposed to have terrorised London in the late 18th century and his barber shop was apparently located at 186 Fleet Street in London – right next to St Dunstan-in-the-West. There is an actual Eaton Place in Belgravia but it doesn’t go up to number 165. The Darling's House... 10 fictional character addresses in London – 3. In JM Barrie’s 1911 novel, Peter and Wendy (based on the stage play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up), the adventure begins when Peter Pan visits the home of the Darling family. While it has been suggested Conrad may have taken the name Brett Street from Brett Road in Hackney – near where Conrad had lodgings at one stage, it’s also been put forward that Conrad based the streetscape on Irving Street (previously apparently known as Green Street) which runs between Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road (pictured above). 30 Wellington Square, Chelsea…. Dr Jekyll is said to have bought the property from the heirs of a “celebrated surgeon”. Finally, what's the famous address that Dory is searching for in Finding Nemo? PICTURE: Looking across the  Boating Lake in The Regent’s Park to the Outer Circle. 10 fictional character addresses in London – 5. Interestingly, the previous owner of Dr Jekyll’s home us said to have been a Dr Denman – there was a Dr Thomas Denman who was a contemporary of John Hunter who was a pioneering obstetrician. As Oliver is led down Saffron Hill, Dickens records his thoughts and it’s worth quoting to get a flavour of the place as he saw it: “A dirtier of more wretched place he had never seen. While living there Missis gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies, the kidnapping of which by the dastardly Cruella de Vil, sets Pongo and his wife off on a journey to rescue them. Who Lives at this Address. – Numbers 26, 25, 24 and 23…, 10 iconic London film locations…5. The five storey terrace, which dates from the early 1830s, was actually close by the address where Fleming lived – number 24 Cheyne Walk – when he commenced writing the first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952. While this popular trivia category is about addresses, it is about famous addresses in real life, but also those for characters in movies, TV shows, and books. And that’s not to mention his appearance on small screens and large where he’s been portrayed by everyone from James Mason and Sir Alec Guinness to Denholm Elliott and Gary Oldman. The street itself was named after actor Sir Henry Irving, whose statue stands at the junction with Charing Cross Road (pictured, it’s located at the rear of The National Gallery), and is these days filled with eateries and cheap theatre ticket box offices aimed at tourists. 4. The Leicester Square property later became the site of the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art (more of that in an upcoming Lost London post). His MO usually involved cutting his unsuspecting victim’s throat and then, using a specially constructed barber’s chair, dropping the body into the cellar. His was apparently the basement flat – rather unlike Smith’s home which Orwell wrote was located “seven flights up” in a rather large block. The street was very narrow and muddy, and the air was impregnated with filthy odours. He then spent a good deal of money joining the two properties together, creating a complex of rooms which included space for his thousands of specimens (now in the Hunterian Museum) as well as an anatomy theatre. – do exist – there is also at least one residential property related to Mary Poppins which does as well. Saffron Hill, known as London’s Italian quarter in the 19th century, takes its name from the saffron which was once grown here but which was not to be seen by the time Dickens’ wrote his book. The museum, which is located in a house built in 1815, is set up as it was in Holmes’ day and contains his first floor study, filled with artefacts relating to the many cases he solved – including his famous pipe as well as his deerstalker hat, magnifying glass, violin, and the wicker chair which was used in Sidney Paget’s famous illustrations. Vanity Fair. Baker Street. Actually built in 1936 – well after Poirot apparently moved in – the nine floor building has a curvaceous facade and boasts some 120 flats along with a basement swimming pool and rooftop garden. Orwell, meanwhile, is commemorated with numerous plaques located around London, including an English Heritage Blue Plaque at a property in Lawford Road, Kentish Town. Mr D’ARCY (Pride & Prejudice). Baker Street is home to famous detective Sherlock Holmes, which he lived and worked on 22lb Baker Street. In 2019, two children go missing and one unidentified child is found dead in a local forest, what leads the locals to discover the time portals in the caves. This is one of those fun, unique trivia categories that can include everyone at the table! The story goes that the cellar was linked to nearby Bell Yard via tunnels. Your task is to match the well-known world site with its address. Those hunting him – including the unfortunate Jonathan Harker and vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing – break in to the property with the intent of destroying some of the many boxes filled with earth Dracula brought to England with him from Transylvania (he needs them to keep alive). One detail that many authors include is the address of their protagonists. Question 2: What is the address of Sherlock Holmes, the iconinc detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? But it was not to be and so, in 1699, Mr Gulliver set off on the voyage accounted in the famous book. 3. 27b Canonbury Square…, 10 (more) fictional character addresses in London – 6. Meanwhile Smith (who based Pongo on her own Dalmatian of the same name), did go on to write a sequel to her book. A vast expanse of forested parkland in south-west London, Wimbledon Common is also home to the burrow of those pointy-nosed furry (and extremely environmentally-friendly) creatures known as The Wombles. Articles in The Telegraph and Daily Mail last year talk about the fact that 27a lies not far from a grand Georgian (Grade II-listed) townhouse (then on the market for £15 million) in Upper Wimpole Street which was formerly the home of a Professor Horace Hayman Wilson, a professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University in the early 19th century. 7. ‘Whitehaven Mansions’…. “In the book, Stevenson gives a detailed description of the layout of Dr Jekyll’s home,” Rankin said in the documentary. As can be expected, all of the sites selected are in large cities...good luck! His master Bates dying, however, a couple of years later and with a failing business, he took up the position of surgeon on two different ships and it was when he eventually returned to London that he moved to Fetter Lane – which runs north from Fleet Street – and then from there to Wapping where hoping to retire from the sea and “get business (presumably he meant medical cases) among the sailors”. Hunter leased both the property at 28 Leicester Square (the present number 28 – the ground floor of which is a pub – is pictured) and another behind it (it fronted onto what was then Castle Street) in the 1780s. The site is now occupied by a former newspaper office – that of the Dundee Courier (pictured above, left). We’ve looked mentioned this Baker Street address in a couple of earlier posts – including a look at the origins of the naming of Baker Street and a piece on Sherlock Holmes himself. 10 (more) fictional character addresses in London – 2. The real Windsor Gardens is a tiny and rather unappealing cul-de-sac off Harrow Road, between Notting Hill and Maida Vale, and doesn’t even have a number 32. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 2 31, Spooner St., Quahog. Other locations associated with George Smiley in London include The Circus, the secret London intelligence HQ where Smiley and his fellow intelligence operatives worked, which was located in an office block in Cambridge Circus, on the corner of Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. We’ll launch a new special series next Wednesday. ADDRESS NAME 1 124, Conch St., Bikini Bottom. So here’s a recap (ahead of the launch of our new series next week)…, 10 (more) fictional character addresses in London – 1. The adventurous, wealthy and rather mysterious Phileas Fogg, the hero of Jules Verne’s 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days, is noted in the book’s first line as living at “No. 32 Windsor Gardens... 10 fictional character addresses in London – 4. Among the many real residents over the years (when the property was no longer used as a single home but had been divided into flats) was the rather scandalous Lady Alexandra Metcalfe, youngest daughter of Lord Curzon, a former Foreign Secretary and Viceroy of India. 17 Cherry Tree Lane…. The Most Famous Fictional Streets In The UK. 11 Downing Street. The Darling's House... 10 fictional character addresses in London – 3. 1. Wimbledon Common…. And Stoker himself lived in London for much of his life, spending 27 years as an acting manager and business manager at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End. 17 Cherry Tree Lane…, 10 fictional character addresses in London – 4. Send parcels to England addresses in London or elsewhere. score: 35 of 60 (58%) required scores: 1, 26, 31, 36, 44 list stats ... 200 Most Famous People of All Time. 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens…, Henry Poole: Founders of Savile Row – The Making of a Legend, 10 fictional character addresses in London – 8. Wimbledon Common…. – Numbers 68 and 67…, A Moment in London’s History – Peace Day Parade, 1919…, 10 (more) fictional character addresses in London, 10 (more) fictional character addresses in London – A recap…, A ground floor plan of John Hunter’s residence made in 1792 (drawn in 1832) © Wellcome Images. 27a Wimpole Street…, We’ve come to the end of our latest series on fictional character addresses in London. 4. NEXT>. Other rooms include Dr Watson’s small second floor bedroom and the housekeeper Mrs Hudson’s room. They’ve also starred in a couple of TV series, made a number of other TV appearances, released some albums and even had their own stage show and a movie, Wombling Free, released in 1977. Paddington, known for his love of marmalade, went on to appear in 13 books by Bond – selling more than 30 million copies around the world – and has been the subject of numerous other versions and spin-offs and even a couple of TV series. In the books, Smiley and his wife, Lady Ann, lived at a number 9 Bywater Street in Chelsea – which is an actual address, just off King’s Road (pictured with the red door). Jones started off life in a column published in The Independent newspaper which was later turned into a book, Bridget Jones’s Diary, followed by a sequel called Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason. The residence, where he lived with his wife Winnie, her mother and young, mentally affected brother Stevie, and shop, where he sold scandalous publications, photographs and other bric-a-brac, was located at 32 Brett Street in Soho. 42 Willoughby Way 42 … by pleasebecool Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle . Shown on the address of mail sent to the address of the family of the central character. What is now number 221 is a 1930s art deco building formerly known as Abbey House (but this would have been 41 Upper Baker Street in 1887). 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