Carlyle Mansions

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Carlyle Mansions is a block of flats located on Cheyne Walk, in the Chelsea area of London, England. Built in 1886, it was named after Thomas Carlyle, himself a resident of Chelsea for much of his life.[1]

Carlyle Mansions is nicknamed the "Writers’ Block", as it has been home to Henry James, Erskine Childers, T. S. Eliot, Somerset Maugham, Ian Fleming and other noted authors.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Carlyle Mansions, Chelsea". Victorian Web. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  2. ^ Tagholm, Roger (2001). McGraw-Hill, ed. Walking Literary London. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-658-01611-0. 

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Coordinates: 51°29′00″N 0°10′11″W / 51.4834°N 0.1698°W / 51.4834; -0.1698