Venetia Road, N4

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Venetia or the Poet’s Daughter was a minor novel by Benjamin Disraeli published in May 1837. It is a loose retelling of the lives of two of the romantic poets, Byron and Shelley. This is one of a cluster of roads named after Disraeli novels the others are¬†Perth Road, Sybil Mews, Alroy Road, Tancred Road, Coningsby Road, Endymion Road and Lothair Road. On nearby Lothair Road sits the Beaconsfield Hotel and Pub. The pub was built in 1886, a decade after Disraeli became the first Earl Of Beaconsfield. It is from here that the local roads sourced the inspiration for their names.

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