This stunning townhouse, name-dropped in everything from Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to My Fair Lady, has hit the market for a whopping £8.95 million. Currently being used as commercial space, permission has finally been granted to convert the period property back to a residential dwelling.
Soho Square was laid out in the 1670s and swiftly became a coveted address for politicians, merchants and landowners. Bursting with history, Number 13 sits on the northern side of the square, next to the house where pioneering Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole lived in the 19th century.
For almost four decades the stuccoed five-storey townhouse was the base of the famed director of the award winning animated film A Christmas Carol, Richard Williams, which he established as an animation studio in 1955.
Williams went on to win two further Academy Awards for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit and is credited as the designer for the film’s most famous export, Jessica Rabbit.
The Armitage Apartments
222 Great Portland St
London W1W 5QR