Camden flat where Carry On star Kenneth Williams lived in the 1950s on the market
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A studio flat in Bloomsbury where comedian Kenneth Williams lived between 1956 and 1959, while he was working on radio comedy Hancock’s Half Hour, has come on the market.
The flat in Endsleigh Court, a purpose built 1930s block on Upper Woburn Place, is being sold through Frank Harris for £395,000.
Born in Islington in 1926, Williams lived around Bloomsbury and Kings Cross for much of his life.
The modest but regular salary provided by his regular radio appearances enabled him to pay £800 for the lease of the 34 square metre studio, minutes from Euston Station.
Andrew Sorene, group director of Frank Harris, said: “Kenneth Williams even described living in the flat in his diaries – although in not completely complimentary terms.”
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Williams was also notorious for not allowing his guests to use the loo at the flat.
He moved from radio to work on the Carry On films in the late 1950s and continued working in radio for the rest of his life.
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