Albany, Piccadilly

Albany, Piccadilly, next to the Royal Academy (and opposite Fortnum and Mason's). Originally built 1770-74 to the design of Sir William Chambers for the 1st Viscount Melbourne. It is not fashionable to write “The Albany.” The house was converted into chambers for bachelors in 1802, by Henry Holland. Past residents include Lord Brougham, Charles Wyndham, Palmerston (Henry John Temple), Sir Robert Smirke, Byron, William E. Gladstone, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Thomasd Babbington Macaulay, Aldous Huxley, the fictional Raffles, and so on.

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Last modified 3 April 2014