"'She's doing some great work now, at St Martin's.'"
St Martin's Art School Charing Cross Road site in 2006
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeSt Martin's Art School Charing Cross Road site in 2006 - Credit: Fin Fahey

 St Martin's School of Art was a prestigious London Art School founded in 1854. During the period in which The Line of Beauty is set, its main premises were on the Charing Cross Road.

In 1989, St Martin's merged with the Central School of Art and Design to form Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, whose main campus is now in the Kings Cross area of London.