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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th July 1975 Piccadilly line extension from Hounslow West opened as far as Hatton Cross.go to related location

19th July 1947 Born today: Brian May, London, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions)

19th July 1941 Winston Churchill launched V for Victory campaign.go to related location

19th July 1821 The Coronation of George IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

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:

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11. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
12. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
13. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
14. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
15. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
16. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
17. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
18. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
19. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
20. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
21. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
22. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
23. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
24. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
25. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
26. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
27. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
28. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
29. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
30. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
31. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
32. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
33. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
34. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
35. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
36. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
37. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
38. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
39. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
40. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
41. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
42. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
43. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
44. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
45. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
46. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
47. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
48. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
49. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
50. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
51. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
52. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
53. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
54. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
55. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
56. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
57. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
58. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
59. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
60. Temple Church @ Temple, London
61. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
62. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
63. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
64. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
65. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
66. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
67. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
68. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
69. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
70. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
71. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
72. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
73. Rimbaud and Verlaines House @ 8 Royal College Street, Camden, London
74. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
75. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
76. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
77. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
78. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
79. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
80. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
81. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
82. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
83. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
84. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
85. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
86. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
87. Brixton Tate Library @ Brixton Oval, Brixton, London
88. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
89. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
90. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
91. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
92. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
93. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
94. Frankenstein author born here @ Polygon Road, Euston
95. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
96. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
97. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
98. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
99. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
100. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
101. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
102. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
103. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
104. Cliveden and the Profumo Affair @ Taplow, Maidenhead
105. Virginia Woolf's Pad @ 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury
106. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
107. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
108. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London
109. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
110. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate