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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

11th December 1974 TV Presenter Ben Shephard was born in London.

11th December 1941 Dutch government in London declares war on Italy

11th December 1936 King Edward VIII abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.go to related location

11th December 1930 Eccentric violinist Leonard Friedman was born in London.

HG Wells was born here



HG Wells was born here

This is where the father of science fiction was born.

Location: Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley

Description: In 1866, youngest of four children, Bertie was born here, to professional cricketer and shopkeeper Joseph Wells. They had a crockery shop here (where Primark is now) once, and the family lived upstairs.

He grew up to become one of the most famous and influential science fiction authors of all time - HG Wells.

His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.


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HG Wells was born here

This is where the father of science fiction was born.


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