Plaque

Virginia & Leonard Woolf - Tavistock Square

Virginia & Leonard Woolf - Tavistock Square
Virginia & Leonard Woolf - Tavistock Square

Erection date: 14/4/2018

Inscription

Virginia Woolf, 1882 - 1941, Leonard Woolf, 1880 - 1969, writers and publishers, lived at no. 52, a house on this site, 1924 - 1939.
Virginia Woolf society of Great Britain

Site: Virginia & Leonard Woolf - Tavistock Square (1 memorial)

WC1, Tavistock Square, 52, Tavistock Hotel

Blogging Woolf quote Woolf's diary: "Wednesday 9 January [1924] At this very moment, or fifteen minutes ago to be precise, I bought the ten years lease of 52 Tavistock Sqre London W.C. 1—I like writing Tavistock. Subject of course to the lease, & to Providence, & to the unforeseen vagaries on the part of old Mrs Simons, the house is ours: & the basement, & the billard room, with the rock garden on top, & the view of the square in front & the desolated buildings behind, & Southampton Row, & the whole of London – London thou art a jewel of jewels, & jasper of jocunditie – music, talk, friendship, city views, books, publishing, something central & inexplicable, all this is now within my reach. – Virginia Woolf, Diary 2, 282-3."

October 1940, after the Woolfs had left the house, it was destroyed by WW2 bombs. The Tavistock Hotel was built in 1951.

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52 Tavistock Square

Lived in by Leonard and Virginia Woolf 1924-39. Our picture source also has s...

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Leonard Woolf

Author and publisher. Born Leonard Sidney Woolf in Kensington. After working ...

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Virginia Woolf

Born as Adeline Virginia Stephen in Hyde Park Gate, London. Drowned herself i...

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