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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th April 1999 TV Presenter Jill Dando murdered on her doorstep in London.go to related location

26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45

26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London

26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London

26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London

26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)

26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia

26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London

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. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
12. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
13. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
14. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
15. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
16. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
17. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
18. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
19. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
20. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
21. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
22. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
23. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
24. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
25. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
26. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
27. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
28. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
29. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
30. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
31. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
32. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
33. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
34. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
35. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
36. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
37. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
38. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
39. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
40. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
41. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
42. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London
43. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
44. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
45. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
46. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
47. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
48. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
49. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
50. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
51. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
52. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
53. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
54. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
55. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
56. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
57. Bram Stoker lived here @ 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
58. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
59. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
60. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
61. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
62. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
63. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
64. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
65. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
66. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
67. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
68. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
69. Charles Dickens Coffee House @ 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
70. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
71. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
72. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
73. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
74. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
75. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
76. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
77. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
78. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
79. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
80. Gordons... Wine Specialist @ 47 Villiers Street
81. Cliveden and the Profumo Affair @ Taplow, Maidenhead
82. Barn Elms Kit Cat House @ Barn Elms, Putney, London
83. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
84. Virginia Woolf's Pad @ 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury
85. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
86. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
87. George Orwell Lived here @ 27b Canonbury Square, Islington
88. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
89. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
90. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
91. Temple Church @ Temple, London
92. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
93. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
94. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
95. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
96. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
97. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
98. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
99. Well Hall Pleasaunce @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
100. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
101. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
102. The Original Media Mogul: Elias @ 19-24 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London
103. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
104. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
105. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
106. Lawrence of Arabia's Land @ Pole Hill, Chingford
107. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
108. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
109. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
110. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London