Fascinated by Francis Bacon’s life, in 2016 I made a personal pilgrimage looking for the places in London where the artist had been living or spending his spare time.


Francis Bacon, London
17 Queensberry Mews West, South Kensington – First studio as Interior Designer


Francis Bacon, London
71 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea – (1933: FB moved in)


Francis Bacon, London. South Kensigton
Ebury Mews, Belgravia – De Maistre’s Studio


Francis Bacon, London, Turner
1 Glebe Place, South Kensigton – (1937) [in the same street where painter Joseph Mallord William Turner used to live]


Francis Bacon, John Everett Millais, London
7 Cromwell Place, South Kensington – 1943 – 1951. The house was once owned by Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais


Francis Bacon, London, South Kensington
6 Beaufort Gardens, South Kensington (1952 – 1953)


Francis Bacon, London, Battersea
9 Overstrand Mansions, Battersea – Prince of Wales (1955-1961)
Living with friends Peter Pollock & Paul Danquah


7 Reece Mews, South Kensington. It was a converted coach house. Here Francis Bacon lived until his death


Francis Bacon, London, Soho, The French, Pub
49 Dean Street, Soho – The French House Pub


Francis Bacon, London, Soho
19-21 Old Compton Street, Soho – Wheeler


Francis Bacon, London, Soho
41 Dean Street, Soho – The Colony


Francis Bacon, Green Park, London, Ritz
The Ritz, Green Park