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London, 4 St. James’s Place

London, 4 St James’s Place, Chopin’s last apartment in London.

 

After his expedition to Scotland, Fryderyk Chopin returned to London and headed straight for Broadwood’s home at 33 Great Pulteney Street. Yet an exceptional place on the map of Chopin-related locations in London is held by the composer’s last apartment. From 3 November 1848, Chopin lived at 4 St James’s Place, and from there he set off on 16 November 1848 for his last concert at the Guildhall. On 23 November 1848, despite the dreadful state of his health, he left to go home to Paris.

 

photo Łukasz Szulim