George Orwell's Langford Court flat is for sale
May 2005


For Sale:Langford Court - Orwell lived on the 7th floor

Studio Flat, on the world famous Abbey Rd of London, 5 minutes to St John's Wood tube station, Lords Cricket Ground and pretty High Street.

On top (7th) floor of desirable portered block where George Orwell lived for just over a year in the 1940's and from which he obtained much inspiration for the setting and landscapes of his classic 1984.

The flat has stunning twin aspect/panoramic views., is modern & airey. Furnished and ready to move in.

Ideal 1st home, London pied a terre, or investment. Seller has no chain.

72 yr lease. S/C £2,000/yr. £192,000 ono.

- Ms Wright



This same flat and another home of Orwell's were previously listed in this March 2004 article from The Independent:

Two London houses connected with the satirical author and essayist, George Orwell are for sale. One is in Parliament Hill, NW3 where he lived for six months during 1935 while he was working in a book shop in South End Green. It was in this year that he published A Clergyman's Daughter and Burmese Days. There is a plaque outside and the house has now been refurbished into considerably smarter flats. FPDSavills is selling one of the contemporary duplexes, which has lovely views over Hampstead. The flat has three bedrooms on the ground floor and living room, kitchen/breakfast room and roof terrace on the first floor. It has a guide price of £1.2 million. Another of Orwell's homes, where he also lived in 1935, is in Lawford Road, NW5. This semi-detached house has a blue plaque and an two-bedroom top-floor flat in need of modernisation and is for sale through Stickley & Kent for £260,000.






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