Completed in 1790, Doughty & John Street is an exclusive period tree lined avenue within a popular and prestigious Bloomsbury location. The Grade II listed district has witnessed a wealth of historical events and noble residents who lived or worked in the street.Charles Dickens lived at No 48 between 1837 and 1839. Whilst living at Doughty Street he published some of his most famous works, including Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. During this time, Doughty Street was gated at either end, and manned by porters.The area now benefits from numerous nearby amenities, The regenerated Brunswick Centre offers a variety of high street shopping boutiques, restaurants, a Waitrose and Cinema whilst Lambs Conduit Street is a bustling little village style street with flower shops, excellent restaurants and local businesses..
Doughty Street and its continuation of John Street, is a much sought after location for both residential and commercial occupiers. Originally a street of residential Georgian townhouses, their usage gradually changed during the late 1900’s as commercial occupiers, mainly literary groups and law firms spilling over from the nearby Inn’s of Court took up occupation.