Was the room named after anything significant? It seems odd to me that he would name such an important piece of the novel after nothing, but maybe I am just looking too hard.

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Room 101 is named after a conference room at Broadcasting House. Orwell used to sit through boring meetings there.

When it was to be demolished at the BBC, Rachel Whiteread made a plaster cast and it was displayed in the Victoria and Albert Museum, from November 2003 to June 2004.

An image of a plaster cast by Rachel Whiteread of Broadcasting House.

Sources - Wikipedia, BBC, Public Art Online, The Times (You'll need an account for The Times)

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