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Tite Street

25 September 2022, 3.30pm

Tite Street
Tite Street illustration
Tite Street
25 September 2022, 3.30pm

Tite Street

Walk back in time along Tite Street, where Wilde and Whistler once lived, and discover the colourful past of this former artists’ quarter with historian Devon Cox.

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The event

From the 1880s to the early 20th century, Tite Street was the epicentre of a thriving avant-garde scene in Britain, producing some of the most iconic works of art and literature of the period, from James McNeill Whistler’s famous nocturnes to John Singer Sargent’s Gilded Age portraiture to Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.

While the street may be relatively short, almost every house has a unique story to tell.

On this fascinating tour, Dr Devon Cox will reveal the history behind this wonderful street, unfolding a fascinating story of art and intrigue, and revealing the secret lives of those who were drawn to the ‘street of wonderful possibilities.’

The tour starts and ends at the info point at Chelsea Gate, and lasts about 60 minutes.

The guide

Dr Devon Cox is a writer and historian. In 2015, he published The Street of Wonderful Possibilities: Whistler, Wilde & Sargent in Tite Street.

He is currently working on a new biography of John Singer Sargent.

Devon Cox

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25 September 2022
3.30pm - 4.30pm
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Royal Hospital Chelsea (Chelsea Gate)
Royal Hospital Road
London, SW3 4SR United Kingdom