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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. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
12. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
13. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
14. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
15. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
16. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
17. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
18. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
19. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
20. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
21. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
22. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
23. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
24. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
25. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
26. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
27. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
28. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
29. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
30. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
31. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
32. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
33. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
34. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
35. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
36. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
37. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
38. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
39. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
40. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
41. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
42. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
43. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
44. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
45. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
46. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
47. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
48. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
49. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
50. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
51. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
52. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
53. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
54. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
55. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
56. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
57. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
58. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
59. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
60. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
61. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
62. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
63. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
64. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
65. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
66. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
67. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
68. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
69. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
70. Highgate Hill's Memorial Story @ Highgate Hill
71. A.C. Doyle The Eye Specialist @ 2 Devonshire Place
72. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
73. Temple Church @ Temple, London
74. Well Hall Pleasaunce @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
75. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
76. The Dove @ 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
77. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
78. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
79. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
80. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
81. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
82. Time to get Trolleyed @ 73A Redchurch Street, Old Street
83. Heath Robinson lived here @ Moy Lodge, 75 Moss Lane, Pinner, Harrow
84. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
85. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
86. The Horn and Centre Page @ 29-33 Knightrider Street, St Pauls
87. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
88. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
89. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
90. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
91. Karl Popper lived here @ 16 Burlington Rise, East Barnet, London
92. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
93. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
94. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
95. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
96. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
97. Barn Elms Kit Cat House @ Barn Elms, Putney, London
98. The Original Media Mogul: Elias @ 19-24 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London
99. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
100. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
101. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
102. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
103. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
104. Author JG Ballard lived here @ 36 Old Charlton Road, Shepperton
105. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
106. JB Priestley lived here @ 27 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
107. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
108. Mervyn Peake lived here @ 1 Drayton Gardens, London
109. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
110. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London