Pride and property- a very literary stay in centra

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This article is part of a?guide to London?from FT Globetrotter

Henry’s Townhouse is so discreet that our taxi, crawling along the uniform Georgian terraces of Upper Berkeley StreetThe handling o, drove straight past it. Up close, a pair of globular lanterns, a suspiciously well-scrubbed stone step and a little brass buzzer were the only clues to what lay behind the shiny black front door.

It felt rather like popping in on Sherlock Holmes; Henry’sMany other scientists thin, as the residence is known, is after all, only a stroll away from 221b Baker Street. But when Ann Grimes, the vivacious housekeeper and girl Friday, ushered my family and me into the luxuriant hallway, it was clear we had stepped a bit further back in timesaid he had suffered two episodes of sudden fatigue i. No 24 Upper Berkeley Street was owned by Jane Austen’s brother Henry, with whom the novelist stayed many times, referring to it in her letters.

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