The novelist who lived on Chesterfield Street…

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Mayfair has been home to many well-known figures over the centuries. One of the area’s notable blue plaques from English Heritage is situated at 6 Chesterfield Street and marks the former home of playwright, novelist and short story writer, William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965).

The writer lived in Mayfair from 1911-1919. During the First World War, he served with the Red Cross and ambulance corps before being recruited into the British Secret Intelligence Service in 1916.

Somerset Maugham’s novels include Of Human Bondage (1915), The Painted Veil (1925), and The Razor’s Edge (1944).

Which blue plaques have you spotted while wandering around Mayfair?