Some of you might remember a Radio 4 piece last year about this house, a sort of dramatised history over the centuries - there was a book review in the Independent yesterday of a book about the same house (I think), one of those in the pretty little terrace of 4-5 houses between the Tate Modern and the Globe, which always look like they survived due to some amazing oversight...
I wonder does Ms Tindall refer to the impact of the illegal obstruction of Cardinal Cap Alley, Skin Market Place and part of Bankside itself in front of No. 49?
Speaking personally, the efforts of local interests to close these Public Highways is contemptable and destroys another small part of what makes the river's edge so interesting and captivating. Although such considerations are forgotten when personal gain comes into consideration.
I was lucky enough to go to parties there in the seventies when it was owned by Guy Munthe, grandson of Axel Munthe. He used to ride around London on a Moto-Guzzi with a parrot on his shoulder. The house was candle-lit, with roaring log fires! Absolutely amazing!