Throughout history, London has been home to a number famous people and institutions that have left a lasting impression on the city. London is a city with a love of all things historic and, it takes pride in showing off its long history, through its restored older buildings to preservation of traditions and artistic works. A stroll through the streets and boroughs of London is a great way to uncover all kinds of historic houses and stately homes. Many of them have been restored and are now open to the public as museums and interactive attractions.
From artists and writers to actors and musicians, there are plenty of famous faces that have called London their home throughout the years. If you want to walk in the footsteps of some iconic figures, be sure to check out our Boutique Hotels Shoreditch. Our M By Montcalm Shoreditch Rooms are located in the heart of London and will put you in close reach of these gorgeous old London houses.
Charles Dickens’ House
Doughty Street, London
Even those who aren’t huge fans of reading will have heard of this iconic 19th century writer and the impact he had on the world of literature. Charles Dickens was responsible for penning some of the most renowned works in literary history. You can see the house where he lived in London and found inspiration for many of his works with a visit to Doughty Streey. His unassuming terrace house has been preserved as a museum, and within its walls it holds numerous exhibits featuring artefacts and memorabilia from the height of his career. Luckily Doughty Street is just a short trip away from our Boutique Hotels Shoreditch, so you won’t have any trouble getting there.
Brook Street, London
In 1723 one of history’s most respected composers, George Frideric Handel took up residence at a terrace house on Brook Street. Here he proceeded to craft some of his finest work and rose to fame as one of the 17th century’s most famous composers. Over 200 years later in 1968, the greatest guitarist in the world also made his home on the same street. Jimi Hendrix moved into the house next door where he jammed out some of the most popular rock and roll anthems of modern music. The house has been turned into a museum where you can browse the preserved rooms and walk in the footsteps of two amazing music men.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Baker Street, London
The real-life location of the famous fictional residence of Sherlock Holmes has been opened to the public and fans of the famous detective. The curious character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was known to devise all of his plans ideas at the iconic terrace house location, along with his loyal friend Watson. Take a trip to Baker Street and browse an unparalleled collection of memorabilia, documents and original writings. Fans of the Sherlock Holmes books and films will not want to miss out on this amazing experience.