Gerrard Street

Soho (W1) Takes its name from Gerrard, Earl of Macclesfield, a warm adherent to the cause of Charles II, when the latter was in exile. In this street Edmund Burke lived in the year 1788; while Dryden resided here for many years with his wife, the Lady Elizabeth Howard. Here the poet died in the year 1700. His house was No. 43. (Reference: Smith's Streets of London, p. 75) "Think of Dryden's long residence in Gerrard Street, where the august Literary Club, as well as the artists who started the Royal Academy, used to meet at the 'Turk's Head' Coffee-house." (Salaman's London Past and Present, p. 117)