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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Oliver Twist's Literary Home
Home to the 'Charles Dickens Museum' and 'Oliver Twist'
Location: 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road, WC1N 2LX
Description: 'Charles John Huffam Dickens' (7 February 1812 to 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.
And so to this very address...
48 Doughty Street off Gray's Inn Road was where he wrote 'Oliver Twist'.
It's now the Charles Dickens Museum.
Tagged in this Tour: London's Best House Museums
Tagged in this Tour: Charles Dickens' London