Plaque: Cecil Beaton - W2
Sir Cecil Beaton, 1904 - 1980, lived here, 1926 - 1934.
The Beaton family moved into 61 Sussex Gardens in February 1926. Cecil of course arranged the interior decorations and created for himself a second-floor studio. During the years given on the plaque he was aged 22 - 30 and biographies have him in New York, Hollywood, Palm Beach and a house in Wiltshire. So we think his family lived here and he probably used it as a London base and occasional studio.
Site: Cecil Beaton - W2 (1 memorial)
W2, Sussex Gardens, 223
Biographies give the address as 61 Sussex Gardens. We believe that the houses in Sussex Gardens have been renumbered twice, in 1905 and in 1936, and trust that the plaque erectors have unravelled the number spaghetti correctly.