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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd May 1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road.go to related location

23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London

23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)

23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)

23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.go to related location

Shakespeare's Ireland Yard



Shakespeare's Ireland Yard

This was the house that Shakespeare's bought in 1613.

Location: Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London

Description: William Shakespeare bought the gate house here in 1613 for 140. After having lodged near the globe previously, when it burnt down, everything moved to Blackfriars.

Ben Jonson had a house here and painter Van Dyck lived here between 1632-41.

Shakespeare died 3 years after buying it, and it passed to his daughter Elizabeth who sold it in 1667.

Tagged in this Tour: Elizabethan & Stuart London

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Shakespeare's Ireland Yard

This was the house that Shakespeare's bought in 1613.


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