South Audley Street

Grosvenor Square (W1) Takes its name from Hugh Audley, the owner of some land in the neighbourhood. No. 8-" Alington House "-was, in 1826, Cambridge House, the residence of the Duke of York, and afterwards, until 1876, belonged to the Curzons, Earls Howe. In 1769 at No. 73-" Bute House "-lived the great Earl of Bute, and near him his friend Home, author of Douglas. (Mayfair, G. E. Mitton, p. 14) At No. 72 in this street resided, at different periods, the two exiled Kings of France, Louis XVIII, and Charles X. (Reference: Jesse's London, vol. I, p. 39) .