Number 3, corner of Robert Street and Royal Terrace
Number 3 Robert Street
Number 3 Robert Street is located on the south-west corner with the Royal Terrace. Numbers 1-3 Robert Street were some of the earliest buildings in London to be built as chambers or tenements, and this is one of the few of Adam’s Adelphi buildings to survive, albeit much altered, and with a dormer storey added in 1908.
From 1778-86 this was the home of Robert and James Adam themselves, having moved from 4 Royal Terrace. Their office was located at number 12 John Street. In 1786 Robert and James moved to number 13 Albermarle Street.
In the early nineteenth century this house became the Caledonian Hotel.