Number 8 Royal Terrace was the ninth house in the terrace, located towards the western end of the block, overlooking the River Thames.
This house was an Adelphi lottery prize valued at £3,600. The first tenant was Sir Edward Dering (1732-98) of Surrenden, Kent who lived in the house for one year from 1776. From 1778 it was the home of Sir Archibald Macdonald (1747-1826), Attorney General; in 1794-1820 it was occupied by Dr Thomas Monro (1759–1833), physician at Bridewell and Bethlem Hospitals, and a good amateur artist who regularly entertained Turner and Girtin; in 1864-68 Sir Arthur William Blomfield (1829-99), architect, had his offices on the first floor while at the same time on the ground floor was the Reform League. Finally, in 1926 until its demolition in 1936 the house was home to the British Drama League.