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Charles Dickens' London
Charles Dickens' London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd February 1983 Actress Emily Blunt was born in London.

23rd February 1982 Michael Frayn's Noises Off, premieres in London

23rd February 1981 Princess Diana moves out of her flat ahead of her announcement the following day.

23rd February 1973 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London

23rd February 1950 Born today: Steve Priest, London, rock bassist (Sweet Hayes)

23rd February 1945 2nd Dutch govt of Gerbrandy forms in London

23rd February 1918 Magician Chung Ling Soo's Catch the Bullet With Your Teeth goes wrong and he is killed on stage.

23rd February 1910 George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance, premieres in London

23rd February 1895 Born today: Richard Goolden, London England, actor (School for Husbands)

23rd February 1886 London Times publishes world's 1st classified ad

23rd February 1817 Born today: George Watts, London, painter

23rd February 1792 Artist Sir Joshua Reynolds died in his house in Leicester Fields, London.

23rd February 1776 Born today: John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)

23rd February 1633 Born today: Samuel Pepys, London England, navy expert/composer (Diary, Memoirs)

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. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
12. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
13. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
14. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
15. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
16. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
17. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
18. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
19. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
20. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
21. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
22. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
23. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
24. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
25. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
26. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
27. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
28. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
29. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
30. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
31. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
32. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
33. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
34. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
35. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
36. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
37. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
38. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
39. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
40. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
41. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
42. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
43. Karl Popper lived here @ 16 Burlington Rise, East Barnet, London
44. JG Ballard's Millenium People @ Chelsea Marina Harbour, Fulham, London
45. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
46. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
47. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
48. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
49. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
50. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
51. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
52. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
53. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
54. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
55. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
56. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
57. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
58. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
59. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
60. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
61. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
62. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
63. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate
64. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
65. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
66. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
67. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
68. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
69. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
70. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
71. The Old Nicholl @ Arnold Circus, Tower Hamlets, London
72. William Beckford born here @ 22 Soho Square, London
73. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
74. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
75. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
76. Bram Stoker lived here @ 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
77. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
78. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
79. Strawberry Hill House @ 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
80. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
81. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
82. Novelist James Hilton lived here @ 42 Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green
83. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
84. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
85. Time to get Trolleyed @ 73A Redchurch Street, Old Street
86. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
87. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
88. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
89. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
90. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
91. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
92. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
93. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
94. The Dove @ 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
95. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
96. TS Eliot lived here @ 33 Courtfield Road, Kensington, London
97. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
98. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
99. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
100. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
101. Daniel Defoe lived here @ 95 Stoke Newington Church Street, London
102. Dylan Thomas' House of Horror @ 54 Delancey Street, Camden
103. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
104. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
105. Brixton Tate Library @ Brixton Oval, Brixton, London
106. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
107. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
108. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
109. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
110. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate