Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901), novelist and antiquary, lived and died here.

One of five surviving LCC plaques produced in 1925–6 in the ‘Della Robbia’ style, featuring a colourful raised wreath border. Manufactured by Doulton. A much later plaque commemorating Hugh Gaitskell is also at this address, erected by the Greater London Council in 1986.