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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

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