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Inside George Orwell's London

Jul 14, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

The topfloor of a small terrace house at 22 Portobello Road in London's ultra-fashionable Notting Hill is taken up by two large bedroom suites with shutters at the windows, built-in wardrobes and wallhung flat-screen televisions. Above is a roof terrace, immaculately decked with sunbeds and all-weather sofas, with views of Victorian chimney pots.

It's a far cry from conditions back in the winter of 1927 when Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, took lodgings in th...