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22 Arlington Street (Wimborne House) (William Kent House)

St. James's, Westminster, London, England

Circa Date: 1740s

Status: Fully Extant

House Open to Public: By Appointment

Country House: No

  • Architects
    Architect: William Kent
    Date: 1740s
    Designed: House
  • Seat of

    Past Seat Of: Ivor Churchill Guest, 1st Viscount Wimborne, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Current Ownership Use / Details: Today called William Kent House, 22 Arlington Street is now part of The Ritz Hotel, London, which it adjoins, and used as a venue for meetings, weddings, and corporate events.

  • House, Family & Collection History

    House & Family History: In 1947 No. 22 Arlington Street was purchased and restored to its 18th century elegance by the Eagle Star Insurance Group, who used the House for their headquarters until 2005, when it was sold to The Ritz Hotel, London, which it adjoins. Today called the William Kent House, 22 Arlington Street is used as a venue for meetings, weddings, and corporate events as part of The Ritz complex.

  • Listed Information

    House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Bibliography

    Title: 22 Arlington Street: A William Kent House Auction Catalog
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 2005
    Publisher: London: Christie's
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Softback

  • Access

    House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone No: 02074-938-181

    Fax No: 02074-932-687

    Email: enquire@theritzlondon.com

    Website: http://www.theritzlondon.com

    Historic House Member: No