The overlays that highlight 17th century London features are approximate and derived from Wenceslaus Hollar’s maps:
Open location in Google Maps: 51.517743, -0.112642
Southampton Buildings are on the right of this map, running south off Holborn.
A short history of Southampton Buildings appears in
My take is that in the 1650's some of the outbuildings of Southampton House were torn down and tenaments built which were called Southampton Buildings ... the affordable flats of the day. I wonder if Creed lived there in 1668
However, Southampton House must have remained in tact because Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, died there on May 16, 1667, and his daughter lived there for some time afterwards.
Some good stories here if you've got time.
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.