20 Maresfield Gardens, London was the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, and his daughter, Anna, the pioneer of child psychoanalysis. The Freud family came here in 1938, after fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna. They were glad to escape with their lives. It was an unexpected blessing that their possessions followed after them, including Freud’s psychoanalytic couch and collection of over 2,000 antiquities. Here he re-created his consulting room much as it had been in Vienna, and took up his professional practise until his death in September 1939.