Daily Mail: Mansion built on site of Oliver Twist workhouse now worth £13.5M
- By Adam Foster
- 18 February 2015
It was once a grim home for the desperately poor – forced to hard labour to save themselves from a life on the streets of Victorian London. Now, you would need to pick a pocket or two to live in this stunning home, built on the site of a workhouse which inspired Dickens to write Oliver Twist.
The Grade II listed nine bedroom home is on the former site of the famous Kensington Workhouse, demolished in 1849, and which is thought to have been one of the inspirations for the 1838 novel.