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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

Top Literary-related places to visit in London.



It's a magnet is London, always has been, it's always been the centre of the publishing world and London is awash with places that Dicken's lived, Shakespeare played, and many authors were inspired.

TOP 10 LITERARY RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE LITERARY SIGHTS:

11. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
12. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
13. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
14. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
15. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
16. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
17. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
18. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
19. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
20. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
21. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
22. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
23. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
24. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
25. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
26. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
27. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
28. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
29. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
30. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
31. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
32. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
33. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
34. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
35. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
36. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
37. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
38. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
39. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
40. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
41. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
42. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
43. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
44. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
45. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
46. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
47. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
48. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
49. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
50. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
51. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
52. William Morris' Georgian Retreat @ 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
53. Charles Lamb lived here @ 20 Russell Street, Covent Garden
54. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
55. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
56. Cliveden and the Profumo Affair @ Taplow, Maidenhead
57. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
58. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
59. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
60. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
61. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
62. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
63. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
64. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
65. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
66. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
67. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
68. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
69. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
70. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
71. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
72. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
73. Non-Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
74. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
75. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
76. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
77. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
78. Strawberry Hill House @ 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
79. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
80. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
81. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
82. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
83. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
84. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
85. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
86. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
87. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
88. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
89. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
90. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate
91. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
92. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
93. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
94. Rupert Bear was created Here @ 58 Cranes Park
95. Punch Tavern @ 95 Fleet Street
96. Charles Dickens 'Oliver Twist' @ 22 Cleveland Street
97. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
98. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
99. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
100. Victoria Tower @ Westminster
101. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
102. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
103. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
104. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
105. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
106. Well Hall Pleasaunce @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
107. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
108. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
109. Daily News to Remember @ 1 Pennington Street
110. Temple Church @ Temple, London