Thank you so much for your quick responses...now I wonder when it will be closed for renovations. I'm glad I stopped in at Driscoll House on my last visit to London. I just tried to look up the Driscoll House website to see if there is an announcement but it appears to to shut down.
This is sad news to me, both the fact of Mr Driscoll's death and the prospect of Driscoll House being closed down. I hope his daughter Ann keeps Driscoll House open. This was Mr Driscoll's legacy to visitors to London from all over the world. I recall some good times here and it was always the least expensive place in London.
Yes Jan, I have to agree with you on that. But I have a feeling that's the way he wanted it. He might have been pushing close to 100 but he was sharp when it came to financial matters. One time while staying there I was told by one of the residents that he not did he own the building where his daughter lived (the building to the right of Driscoll House) but he also owned lots of real estate in the Southwark area. So maybe just Driscoll House was sold and the rest kept in the family. After all, one million pounds for one building is nothing to sneeze at... at least that's what we say here in the states! I was just in London last month but I had no desire to revisit the building; too many memories.
the houses described as georgian on old kent road look suspicously like the one on the corner of new kent road and balfour street..perhaps it's All a mistake after all! and i'll wake up and it's the elephant/new kent road/bricklayers libray of me youff!