William Wilkie Collins 1824-1889 novelist lived here
Wilkie Collins was rejected for a blue plaque in 1910 after the clerk of the L.C.C. advised that his writings were ‘not of a high order’. His reputation having revived, his rectangular plaque went up in Gloucester Place, Marylebone, in 1951.
by administered by English Heritage as part of the London wide plaque scheme and London County Council in 1951 Part of the L.C.C. Rectangular series