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Duncan Terrace

Home of Douglas Adams;
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy created

Duncan Terrace
Copyright 2007

Duncan Terrace
Click to enlarge. Copyright 2007

Duncan Terrace
London N1 8AL

On This Very Spot lived Douglas Adams when he created the acclaimed cult BBC Radio and TV sci-fi series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

On This Very Spot Adams drew inspiration from his Islington surroundings, most famously local real estate agent Hotblack Desiato, whose name was given to a band member in Hitchhiker's. (Visit the real Hotblack Desiato's company website here.) In one story, main character Arthur Dent meets the two-headed, three-armed Zaphod Beeblebrox and his girlfriend Trillian at a cocktail party in Islington. The book Life, the Universe and Everything begins with Arthur Dent finding himself in a prehistoric cave in what would later become Islington.

On This Very Spot in 1999 British TV personality Angus Deayton rented the house from Adams.

When Douglas left the house in 1999, it was advertised for rent at 2,500 per week (USD$5,000). Prices have increased since then. As of 2007 the houses pictured were selling for around 3m (US$6m).

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Location: Central London (Zone 1)

Nearest Major Airport: London Heathrow or London Gatwick

Nearest Rail: Euston & Kings Cross/St Pancras

Nearest Subway: Angel

Latitude: 51.534200; Longitude: -0.103100

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