Designed as a city dwelling for the modern age, Dolphin Square opened in London’s Pimlico in 1936.
Boasting 1,250 high-tech flats, a swimming pool, restaurant, gardens and shopping arcade, the complex quickly attracted a long list of the affluent and influential.
But behind its veneer of respectability, the Square has become one of the country’s most notorious addresses; a place where the private lives of those from the highest of high society and the lowest depths of the underworld have collided and played out over the best part of a century.
This is the story of the Square and its people, an ever-evolving cast of larger-than-life characters who have borne witness to, and played pivotal roles in, some of the most scandalous episodes of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Daniel has written about another unlikely historical meeting of high society and crime in Bigger than Profumo! ‘The scandal that history forgot’.