Mount Royal Hotel Marble Arch London, W1


On the back: “Dear All, Just a view of the Hotel where we are staying. Thinking of you today. Hope you have a good time and make lots of cash. Had a day at the Festival yesterday. Going to Windsor today. Bye-Bye for now, Edith.”
The Mount Royal Hotel is now a mixed-use building on Oxford Street.

 

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Daniel Defoe’s Grave

In Bunhill Fields, London. The inscription on the memorial reads:

“Daniel Defoe, Born 1661 Died 1731 Author of Robinson Crusoe

This monument is the result of an appeal in the CHRISTIAN WORLD newspaper to the boys and girls of England for fund to place a suitable memorial upon the grave of Daniel Defoe. It represents the united contributions of seventeen hundred persons. Septb 1870.”

Photograph: Copyright Justin Griffiths-Wiliams