Plaque: Thomas Hardy - W2
Thomas Hardy, 1840 - 1928, poet and author, lived here, 1863 - 1874.
A pleasingly unofficial blue plaque - a rather emphatic layout with the letters practically breaking out the circle.
Site: Thomas Hardy - W2 (1 memorial)
W2, Westbourne Park Villas, 16
Hardy rented a room on the top floor at the back. The authoritative Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner” by Mark Ford give his dates here as 1863 - 7.