Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Holly Lodge, Kensington

Holly Lodge, Kensington - photograph


 Special interest attaches to Holly Lodge, for here Lord Macaulay spent the last three years of his life, and died. The villa is in a very secluded spot in the district - bounded by Palace Gardens on the east and by Holland House on the west-known as Campden Hill. Those who pass by in the long winding lane where the house stands can see nothing of it, and its pleasant rural aspect is still unspoilt. Lord Macaulay died in the library, where the fatal seizure attacked him on December 8th,  1859. After his death the Earl of Airlie took the house, and called it Airlie Lodge, but now the old name has been revived. Holly Lodge has next it Argyll Lodge, the London house of the Duke of Argyll.