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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th December 1924 Noel Coward's Vortex, premieres in London

16th December 1897 Actor William Terriss was murdered outside the London Adelphi.go to related location

16th December 1830 George Davis and William Watts were the last hangings at the Wapping Execution Dock.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. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
12. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
13. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
14. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
15. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
16. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
17. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
18. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
19. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
20. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
21. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
22. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
23. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
24. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
25. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
26. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
27. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
28. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
29. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
30. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
31. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
32. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
33. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
34. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
35. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
36. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
37. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
38. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
39. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
40. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
41. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
42. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
43. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
44. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
45. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
46. Creator of the A-Z born here @ 3 Court Lane Gardens, East Dulwich, London
47. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
48. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
49. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
50. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
51. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
52. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
53. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
54. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
55. Victoria Tower @ Westminster
56. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
57. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
58. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
59. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
60. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
61. Where Boswell met Johnson @ 8 Russell Street, Covent Garden
62. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
63. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
64. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
65. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
66. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
67. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
68. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
69. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
70. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
71. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
72. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
73. Non-Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
74. Mervyn Peake lived here @ 1 Drayton Gardens, London
75. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
76. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
77. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
78. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
79. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
80. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
81. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
82. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
83. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
84. Rupert Bear was created Here @ 58 Cranes Park
85. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
86. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
87. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
88. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
89. Home to Three Men in a Boat @ 91-104 Chelsea Gardens, Chelsea Bridge Road
90. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
91. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London
92. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
93. Home to the Daily Courant @ Fleet Street
94. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
95. Charles Lamb lived here @ 20 Russell Street, Covent Garden
96. TS Eliot lived here @ 33 Courtfield Road, Kensington, London
97. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
98. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
99. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
100. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
101. HG Wells lived here @ 13 Hanover Terrace, Green Park, London
102. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
103. World's Biggest Plum Pudding! @ 17 Easycheap, London
104. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
105. JG Ballard's Millenium People @ Chelsea Marina Harbour, Fulham, London
106. Well Hall Pleasaunce @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
107. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
108. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
109. Charles Dickens 'Oliver Twist' @ 22 Cleveland Street
110. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham