Chapel Street, Belgravia

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24 Chapel St, Belgravia, London

Chapel Street is a street in central London's Belgravia district. It runs south-west to north-east from Belgrave Square to Grosvenor Place.

No. 24 was home to Brian Epstein, the manager of the Beatles, who moved there in January 1965 from a flat in nearby Whaddon House. The house hosted numerous parties, including the Sgt Pepper album release party.[1] He died there on 27 August 1967 of an accidental barbiturate and alcohol overdose.[2]

Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster gave a house in the street to Norman Tebbitt and his wife, following the Brighton bombing in 1984.[3]

Michael Heseltine lived at no 30 for many years, formerly home to Nina Campbell.[4] It was from the steps of this house that Heseltine announced that he would challenge Margaret Thatcher for the leadership of the Conservative Party.[5] In 2013, he sold the house for £11.5 million, and it is now owned by an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands, Terrace Development Agency.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beatle Homes in London". Courses.music.indiana.edu. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Beatles in London". Knowledgeoflondon.com. 27 August 1967. Retrieved 17 March 2017.
  3. ^ Furness, Hannah (12 August 2016). "Duke of Westminster gave the Tebbits a home after Brighton bombing". Retrieved 1 March 2018 – via www.telegraph.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Interiors porn! Inside Nina Campbell and Rita Konig's London homes". www.tatler.com. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  5. ^ Kevin Jefferys (10 September 2015). Finest and Darkest Hours. Atlantic Books. pp. 199–200. ISBN 978-1-78239-869-1. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  6. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465691/RICHARD-KAY-Tory-plotter-Heseltine-sells-HQ-11-5m.html

Coordinates: 51°30′0.11″N 0°9′2.35″W / 51.5000306°N 0.1506528°W / 51.5000306; -0.1506528