Submitted by scott on Sun, 11/08/2020 - 13:10
51° 33' 51" N , 0° 14' 3" W

Estate rented by MarkmTwain from early July until early October of 1900.  The wooded hilltop site was his family's last and favorite residence of their nine years abroad.  Twain called it "nearer to being a paradise  than any other home I ever occupied."

Dollis Hill is an area in northwest London, which consists of the streets surrounding the 35 hectares (86 acres) Gladstone Park. It is served by a London Underground station, Dollis Hill, on the Jubilee line, providing good links to central London. It is in the London Borough of Brent, close to Willesden Green, Neasden and Cricklewood, and in the latter's postal district (NW2).

The area is mainly residential (Edwardian terraced and 1920s/30s semi-detached houses) with a restaurant, greengrocer and convenience stores near the underground station. The Dollis Hill ward has the highest Irish population in London.[2]

Dollis Hill played a part in the Second World War as the code-breaking computer used at Bletchley Park was built at the Post Office Research Station in Dollis Hill and the rarely used alternative Cabinet War Room bunker for Winston Churchill's government was dug underground here.