Plaque: Admiral Edward Russell
Here lived and died Admiral Edward Russell, Earl of Orford. Born 1653, died 1727.
Site: Admiral Russell + National Sporting Club (2 memorials)
WC2, King Street, 43, Thomas Archer House
In 1714 Russell was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty and that year he commissioned this house at 43 King Street from the architect Thomas Archer.
Arthur Lloyd gives the history of this building. 1772 it became a hotel, then a theatre and supper room, Evans's. c.1850 a music hall was built at the back. The interior of the building has since been completely modernised. We wonder what happened to the staircase.