Berners Street

114, Oxford Street (W1) So called after the family title of its ground landlord, Baron Berners, was built about the middle of the eighteenth century, and has always been celebrated as the "home and haunt " of artists, painters, and sculptors. In this street Sir William Chambers dwelt in 1773; Fuseli in 1804; and Opie from 1792 to 1808. (Reference: Thornbury's Old and New London, vol. Iv, p. 464)