Some houses are grand and some are modest but they all have an interesting history
and in the case of these have had a famous or infamous resident.
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251,Menlove Avenue, Liverpool is now a National Trust home where John Lennon of the Beatles lived during his youth from 1945 to 1963 The house belonged to Lennon's Aunt Mimi who took John in at the age of five, after his mother,was persuaded that it would be better for Mimi to take care of him. Johns mother was run over by a car and killed in front of this house when John was 17. He remained there until mid-1963, when he was 22 years old.
Sigmund Freud Museum The Freud Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Austria following the Nazi annexation in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime.
Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret. Today, the House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features. Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.
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