Gunpowder Alley

City, Shoe Lane (EC4) Richard Lovelace, the poet, had his last lodging here, and died in 1658 in his forty-eighth year. He was the eldest son of Sir William Lovelace of Woolwich, and nephew of Lord Lovelace, and inherited a considerable fortune. He ruined himself, however, in the service of Charles I. He was buried at the west end of St. Bride's churchyard. (Reference: Smith's Streets of London, p. 268)