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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.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Sherlock Holmes stories here.
Location: 2 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6HJ
Description: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle reputedly had an eye practise here, although there is some argument as to whether it was actually 2 Upper Wimpole Street instead.
For now, we'll go with his autobiography.
He wrote many of his stories here.
Tagged in this Tour: London general 2012