This was the 52 Holland Park house where Yeats hired a ‘service flat’ to facilitate sexual relations with the journalist Edith Shackleton Heald, whom he met in 1937. He was 71, she was 53.
The flat cost two guineas a week. ‘Do not tell anybody my address’ he said to another of his intimate female friends, poet Dorothy Wellesley. ‘Officially I am at the Club.’
It is now a Norwegian school.
Edith Shackleton Heald later had an affair with the lesbian painter Gluck. She was Yeats’ last great love but arrived in Cap Martin at the Hotel Ideal-Sejour just after Yeats died.