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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th May 1959 Johnson and Bart's musical Lock up your daughters, premieres in London

28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)

28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)

28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London

28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)

28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.

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. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
13. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
14. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
15. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
16. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
17. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
18. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
19. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
20. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
21. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
22. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
23. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
24. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
25. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
26. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
27. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
28. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
29. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
30. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
31. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
32. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
33. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
34. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
35. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
36. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
37. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
38. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
39. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
40. Where Boswell met Johnson @ 8 Russell Street, Covent Garden
41. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
42. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
43. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
44. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
45. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
46. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
47. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
48. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
49. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
50. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
51. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
52. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
53. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
54. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
55. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
56. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
57. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
58. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
59. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
60. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
61. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
62. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
63. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
64. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
65. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
66. Non-Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
67. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
68. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
69. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
70. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
71. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
72. Last Gay Bookshop @ 66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury
73. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
74. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
75. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
76. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
77. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
78. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
79. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
80. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
81. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
82. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
83. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
84. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
85. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
86. Charles Williams born here @ 3 Caedmon Road, Islington, London
87. Bram Stoker lived here @ 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
88. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
89. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
90. Author JG Ballard lived here @ 36 Old Charlton Road, Shepperton
91. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
92. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
93. Temple Church @ Temple, London
94. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
95. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
96. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
97. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
98. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
99. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
100. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
101. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
102. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
103. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate
104. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
105. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
106. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
107. JB Priestley lived here @ 27 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
108. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
109. Cliveden and the Profumo Affair @ Taplow, Maidenhead
110. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London