This early Georgian street remains almost as originally built three hundred years ago.  The first resident of the house was the widow of a wealthy City merchant, whose neighbours included MPs, a director of the Bank of England and a judge.  Owing to its proximity to Lincoln's Inn, the street soon became popular with lawyers, which was the case with this house for more than 150 years.  From 1998 it housed the Sybil Campbell Library.

Others in the street included novelist and poet George Meredith, decadent poet Algernon Swinburne, writer and publisher E.V. Lucas, Dorothy L. Sayers and Leonard Woolf.