19/11 6.30 PM. Office view tonight.
Percy Street is a street in the London Borough of Camden/W1. It was built in the 1760s and is known for the number of artists that have lived there. The land was owned by Francis and William Goodge and by 1770, 28 houses had been completed. Most of the buildings on the street are three storey Georgian town houses. No21 was destroyed by bombing during WW2. No1 was the site of the Eiffel Tower hotel and restaurant, memorialised in William Roberts' painting 'The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel: Spring 1915'. People who have lived in Percy Street included the actor Charles Laughton and the poet Coventry Patmore, both marked by a blue plaque, as well as Sculptor Edward Hodges Baily and painter Peter de Win, both at No10. Today, Percy Street is a charming busy street which has retained some of its arty and creative past, with art galleries, modern media offices, trendy restaurants and fashion retailers.