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Monday, 5 October 2009

34 Montagu Square: then & now.

34 Montagu Square; home, though possibly at different times, to Ringo & Maureen, Jimi Hendrix, Lil Powell, and John & Yoko. Sentimentalist has sent me some shots ca. 1965. In the following set of photos, you can see the ground floor living room in that year, and the same area in 2002:

These were taken in the basement, in a room opposite the kitchen:

The same area in 2002 HERE.
And some more shots taken in the kitchen, and upstairs:

There is a very interesting set of photos taken inside the flat in 2002, available HERE.
In particular, THIS one, as the room shown past the hall was the location of the Two Virgins sleeve photo.
Planning permission is currently being sought to affix a blue plaque to the exterior - with only John getting a mention. Many thanks to Sentimentalist, who runs the Little Willow & It's Only Love sites (links under Friends & Neighbours).


  1. I can show you around if you like? I own the flat now. I'll send you an e-mail.

  2. I'd love to have a look round! Please do drop me a line...