Admiral House

Admiral’s House in Hampstead was aptly named as its roof was shaped into a quarter-deck by an 18th-century resident, who had been a naval lieutenant with aspirations to Admiral rank. In the 19th century, the house was occupied by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott (of St Pancras and Albert Memorial fame), who complained that hilly […]

Admiral’s House in Hampstead was aptly named as its roof was shaped into a quarter-deck by an 18th-century resident, who had been a naval lieutenant with aspirations to Admiral rank.

In the 19th century, the house was occupied by architect Sir George Gilbert Scott (of St Pancras and Albert Memorial fame), who complained that hilly Hampstead was rather too cold for his taste.

Another resident was the writer PL Travers, author of a novel published in 1934, that later spawned the film Mary Poppins. It is claimed that Admiral House was her inspiration for the “Admiral’s House” in Mary Poppins.

Open Hours

Not accessible – Only view-able from the outside.

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