A central figure of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Robert Anning Bell was born in a house on this site in 1863. The son of a cheesemonger, he became Master of the Artworkers' Guild and a Royal Academician.
Brian Epstein (1934–1967), the legendary pop impresario and manager, dubbed the 'fifth Beatle' by John Lennon, worked with the defining acts of a movement that came to be known as The Mersey Sound. Among the artists managed by Brian Epstein were Gerry and the Pacemakers, Cilla Black and, of course, The Beatles.
The Golden Hind (more specifically a wounded female deer) is the symbol of the ancient Parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields. The Seven Dials Trust has used it, in a circle representing the Dials, as a motif on all street furniture.