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Charles Dickens' London
Charles Dickens' London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

18th February 2008 Mohammed Al Fayed accuses Prince Philip and Prince Charles of killing Diana and Dodi.

18th February 1917 Born today: Phyllis Calvert, London, actress (Man in Grey)

18th February 1901 Born today: Reginald Sheffield, London England, actor (Second Chance)

18th February 1775 Born today: Thomas Girtin, London, artist/watercolorist

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. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
12. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
13. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
14. Evelyn Waugh lived here @ 145 North End Road, Golders Green
15. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
16. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
17. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
18. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
19. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
20. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
21. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
22. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
23. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
24. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
25. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
26. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
27. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
28. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
29. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
30. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
31. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
32. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
33. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
34. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
35. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
36. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
37. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
38. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
39. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
40. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
41. Jackie Collins Home @ Hamilton Terrace, Swiss Cottage
42. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
43. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
44. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
45. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
46. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
47. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
48. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
49. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
50. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
51. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
52. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
53. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
54. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
55. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
56. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
57. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
58. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
59. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
60. Karl Popper lived here @ 16 Burlington Rise, East Barnet, London
61. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
62. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
63. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
64. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
65. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
66. JB Priestley lived here @ 27 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
67. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
68. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
69. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
70. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
71. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
72. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
73. The George and Vulture @ 3 Castle Court, London
74. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
75. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
76. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
77. George Orwell Lived here @ 27b Canonbury Square, Islington
78. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
79. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
80. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
81. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
82. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
83. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
84. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
85. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
86. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
87. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
88. Frankenstein author born here @ Polygon Road, Euston
89. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
90. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
91. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
92. Enid Bagnold's Cow @ 29 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London
93. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
94. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
95. Rimbaud and Verlaines House @ 8 Royal College Street, Camden, London
96. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
97. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
98. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
99. King Kong Edgar Wallaces House @ 6 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley
100. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
101. Dylan Thomas' House of Horror @ 54 Delancey Street, Camden
102. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
103. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
104. Author Laurence Sterne died here @ 41 Old Bond Street
105. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
106. Bram Stoker lived here @ 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
107. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
108. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
109. William Blake was born here. @ 28 Broad Street, Golden Square
110. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London