Where does Winston Smith live?

Winston Smith lives in a run-down apartment complex called Victory Mansions, which is ironic because it looks anything but rich. The place is described as being dingy, smelling of boiled cabbage and old rag mats, not having a working elevator, plumbing or electricity. The name itself could mean that once it was great and used to be beautiful, or it was just named that to fool the Outer Party members.


He furthermore lives in London, the chief city of Airstrip One (formerly known as England) which is part of the superstate Oceania.