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My London House: Charles Dickens

September 14th 2022

At London House, we call London our home, a city with the greatest properties in the world, where fascinating people from across the globe choose to make their home. Our knowledge and passion for the city, its villages, it's nuances, and its hidden gems is unsurpassed. The properties we sell often have a story to tell, and one in particular stands out. Our Hanover Terrace listing was once home to Charles Dickens

One of the most exclusive residences within Nash’ iconic Hanover Terrace, designed by Nash in 1822, Dickens famously took number 3 for the London Season in summer 1861 going on to refer to the house as “really delightful” . Though said to have a love hate relationship with the city, knowing all too well its rougher and poverty-stricken side, which featured in great descriptive in many of his novels, Dickens would often frequent the terrace for the season, bringing his family, his daughter Mary and sons Francis and Edward with him .

It was here that the author, esteemed globally, met with other contemporaries from the Pre-Raphaelite set, including Wilkie Collins - who also lived on the terrace, famed for his play ‘The Woman in White’, which still shows in London today - and artists such as Holman Hunt and John Millais.

The property is in immaculate condition and is one of the most impressive in this Nash terrace and has views overlooking Regents Park’s gardens and lakes. Owing to the nature, being Grade-I listed, the facade and interior layout remains largely unchanged today. The five-storey residence has multiple reception rooms, an Italianate Garden, which leads to a separate mews property which is included and incorporates a gym and garage. The property comprises of 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8 reception rooms, private garden and terrace overlooking the park.

For more details on the listing or other properties on the Terrace click the link below.