Literary buffs can get their hands of a piece of history by buying the home War of the Worlds author H.G. Wells used to host his book clubs.

However, there is a catch, and it comes in the shape of the asking price. Because if you want to live in the Marylebone flat where Wells’ pals including Arnold Bennett would meet in the 1930s, you’ll have to cough up £3.65 million.

The four bedroom apartment is on the sixth floor of Chiltern Court, and benefits from a 40 metre wide, 13 windows across, south facing frontage overlooking the Marylebone Road and London’s West End.

H.G. Wells lived in Chiltern Court but not in the apartment which is up for sale. His home was smaller and he used the larger abode to host the book club.

Chiltern Court in Marylebone

The weekly gathering was like the “BBC Question Time of the 1930s” with the gatherings debating everything from new novels to political pamphlets and discussions on women’s, refugee and worker’s rights.

H.G. Wells had links to the Fabian Society and Labour Party so guests asked to speak at the club included Beatrice Webb, Emmeline Pankhurst and Frank Podmore. The club ran up to the outbreak of Second World War.

Other famous books by the celebrated author include The Time Machine and The Island of Dr. Moreau.

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