Berkeley Square - Famous Residents

Famous Residents

Residents of Berkeley Square have included:

  • George Canning, UK Prime Minister (1827) — at no. 50
  • Winston Churchill lived at no. 48 as a child
  • Robert Clive of India — bought no. 45 in 1761 and committed suicide there in 1774.
  • Sarah Child Villiers, Countess of Jersey (Lady Jersey), one of the famous patronesses of Almack's and leaders of the ton during the Regency era; heiress to the Child & Co. banking fortune — at no. 38.

Read more about this topic:  Berkeley Square

Famous quotes containing the words residents and/or famous:

    Most of the folktales dealing with the Indians are lurid and romantic. The story of the Indian lovers who were refused permission to wed and committed suicide is common to many places. Local residents point out cliffs where Indian maidens leaped to their death until it would seem that the first duty of all Indian girls was to jump off cliffs.
    —For the State of Iowa, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    That a famous library has been cursed by a woman is a matter of complete indifference to a famous library. Venerable and calm, with all its treasures safe locked within its breast, it sleeps complacently and will, so far as I am concerned, so sleep forever. Never will I wake these echoes, never will I ask for that hospitality again ...
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)