In October, English Heritage placed one its famous blue plaques on the Kensington home of Francis Bacon.
But while this celebrated the life and work of one of our finest artists, Kensington was already an area also steeped in literary history - and it's got the blue plaques to prove it.
English Heritage even has its own free app which takes you on a blue plaques walk among boutique shops and leafy parks to the homes of some of the world’s most famous and influential writers.
Along the way you’ll see the abodes of authors including James Joyce, TS Eliot, Agatha Christie and Siegfried Sassoon.
James Joyce: 28B Campden Grove, Holland Park
The author most famous for his masterpieces Ulysses and Dubliners did not live in Kensington for long, but while there, in 1931, he found time to marry his long-term partner, Nora Barnacle, and worked on the manuscript for Finnegans Wake.
Ezra Pound: 10 Kensington Church Walk, Holland Park
The American poet and critic lived in the borough between 1909 and 1914, when his marriage necessitated larger quarters. The house was owned by a Mr and Mrs Langley, who were described by Pound as "positively the best England can produce at ANY level".
His time spent in this country - he arrived from America in 1908 and left for Paris in 1921 - is described as the most formative and significant years of his career.
He helped promote aspiring authors such as James Joyce and TS Eliot, while other guests to his Kensington home included DH Lawrence.
TS Eliot: 3 Kensington Court Gardens, Kensington
TS Eliot was one of the most influential poets of the 20th century and a central figure in London’s literary scene.
He lived in a number of addresses in west London before settling in Kensington Court Gardens from 1957 until his death in 1965.
In his later years, Eliot wrote almost no poetry but did complete the play The Elder Statesman (1958) while living here.
Radclyffe Hall: 37 Holland Street, Kensington
Radclyffe Hall was a novelist and poet, best-known for her lesbian novel The Well of Loneliness, which was banned shortly after publication in 1928.
Hall was living in Holland Street with her partner Una, Lady Troubridge when the scandal broke.
They lived at the address from 1924 to 1928, and it was described by Una as a charming house.
Ford Madox Ford: 80 Campden Hill Road, Holland Park
The novelist and critic Ford Madox Ford is best remembered for his novel The Good Soldier and the collection of novels known as Parade’s End.
He caused a scandal in 1913 by moving in with his lover Violet Hunt at 80 Campden Hill Road, where his stay is now commemorated with a blue plaque.
Dame Agatha Christie: 58 Sheffield Terrace, Holland Park
The detective novelist and playwright lived in Kensington from 1934-1941.
The 'Queen of Crime' wrote some of her most famous works – including Murder on the Orient Express (1934) and Death on the Nile (1937) – while living at the address.
Charles Morgan: 16 Campden Hill Square, Holland Park
The novelist and critic enjoyed great success with his works Sparkenbroke and The Voyage, which were written at Campden Hill Square.
He lived in the property until his death in 1958.
Siegfried Sassoon: 23 Campden Hill Square, Holland Park
Campden Hill Square was the last London home of the celebrated writer and poet, and he lived there from 1925 to 1932.
He is best known for his war poems.
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