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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Charing Cross Book Worms
Has the highest concentration of bookshops in London
Location: Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0EB
Description: Charing Cross Road is a London street which runs north from Trafalgar Square to St Giles' Circus (the intersection with Oxford Street) and then becomes Tottenham Court Road. It is so called because it leads from Charing Cross.
But it is much more than this...
In fact Charing Cross Road has the highest concentration of bookshops lining it's pavements in London. From the big chains to the quirky specialists... books is what you'll find down here.