1984, Victory Mansion - George Orwell
Langford Court, St Johns Wood, London
Perhaps most well known for being an inspiration for 1984 is Senate House Library, which George Orwell based the Ministry of Truth on, in parts because of its brooding scale and as it being home to the Ministry of Information during the war, which controlled censorship.
Perhaps less well known is Langford Court, the inspiration for Victory Mansions, Winston Smith’s home in the book. Orwell and his wife Eileen lived at 111 Langford Court, Langford Place from April 1941 to the summer of 1942, whilst Orwell was working for the BBC.
Additional trivia - Langford Court is also in the background of the Beatles Abbey Road album cover.