Peek inside a pair of poets’ homes in London

Houses with a literary pedigree

All across London, hidden behind brick facades, are the writing dens of famous writers, past and present.

From Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens to Zadie Smith and Caleb Femi, the capital has, for generations, been home to many famous literary names and provided them with endless inspiration for their works.

Right now, London has not one but two former writers’ homes up for sale – Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore’s former digs in Hampstead and the long-time Twickenham pad of the English poet Walter de la Mare. Both have bucolic surroundings and feature blue plaques.

Take a look inside these storied houses.

13 extraordinary writers’ homes you can visit



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