Torrington Square

Torrington Square
A square in name only

Torrington Square nowadays is a square in name only. It is owned by the University of London, who carried out the demolition of most of the houses. A weekly farmers' market is held on Thursdays. The scientist John Desmond Bernal, considered a pioneer in X-ray crystallography in molecular biology, lived in a flat at the top of no. 22. In November 1950, Pablo Picasso, a fellow communist, en route to a Soviet-sponsored World Peace Congress in Sheffield created a mural in Bernal's flat. In 2007, this became part of the Wellcome Trust's collection for £250,000. Wikipedia/CTGuides