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James Bond in London: The Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th September 1977 Sir Freddie Laker begins cut-rate Skytrain service, London to NY

26th September 1963 Born today: Lysette Anthony, London, actress (Angelique-Dark Shadows, Switch)

26th September 1961 Author Will Self was born in Finchley, North London.

26th September 1947 Born today: Graham Faulkner, London, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon)

26th September 1926 JB Fagan's And So to Bed, premieres in London

26th September 1907 Born today: Ralph Michael, London England, actor (Quest, Doctor in the House)

26th September 1087 The Coronation of William II in Westminster Abbey.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. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
12. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
13. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
14. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
15. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
16. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
17. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
18. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
19. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
20. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
21. Daniel Defoe lived here @ 95 Stoke Newington Church Street, London
22. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
23. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
24. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
25. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
26. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
27. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
28. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
29. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
30. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
31. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
32. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
33. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
34. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
35. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
36. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
37. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
38. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
39. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
40. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
41. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
42. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
43. Strawberry Hill House @ 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
44. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
45. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
46. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
47. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
48. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
49. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
50. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
51. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
52. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
53. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
54. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
55. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
56. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
57. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
58. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
59. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
60. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
61. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
62. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
63. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
64. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
65. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
66. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
67. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
68. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
69. Charles Dickens Coffee House @ 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
70. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
71. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
72. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
73. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
74. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
75. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
76. The Original Media Mogul: Elias @ 19-24 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London
77. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
78. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
79. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
80. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
81. King Kong Edgar Wallaces House @ 6 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley
82. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
83. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
84. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
85. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
86. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
87. A.C. Doyle The Eye Specialist @ 2 Devonshire Place
88. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
89. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
90. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
91. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
92. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
93. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
94. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
95. Barn Elms Kit Cat House @ Barn Elms, Putney, London
96. Enid Bagnold's Cow @ 29 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London
97. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
98. World's Biggest Plum Pudding! @ 17 Easycheap, London
99. Chelsea's Anglesea Arms @ 15 Selwood Terrace, Chelsea
100. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
101. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
102. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
103. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
104. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
105. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
106. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
107. Heath Robinson lived here @ Moy Lodge, 75 Moss Lane, Pinner, Harrow
108. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
109. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
110. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station