Harold Nicolson 1886-1968 and Vita Sackville-West 1892-1962 writers and gardeners lived here

The plaque at Ebury street was unveiled in 1993 by the couple's son, the writer Nigel Nicholson (1917-2004) who was born there. It was coloured brown so as to match the London County Council plaque commemorating Mozart next door, which had been installed in 1939. The brown plaque commemorating J. B. Priestley in Highgate, erected the following year, is the only other English Heritage plaque not to be coloured blue.