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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th August 1967 Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.

14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.

14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, 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. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
12. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
13. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
14. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
15. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
16. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
17. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
18. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
19. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
20. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
21. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
22. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
23. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
24. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
25. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
26. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
27. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
28. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
29. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
30. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
31. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
32. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
33. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
34. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
35. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
36. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
37. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
38. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
39. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
40. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
41. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
42. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
43. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
44. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
45. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
46. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
47. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
48. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
49. Enid Bagnold's Cow @ 29 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London
50. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
51. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
52. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
53. Charles Williams born here @ 3 Caedmon Road, Islington, London
54. Charles Kingsley lived here @ 56 Old Church Street, Chelsea
55. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
56. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
57. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
58. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
59. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
60. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
61. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
62. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
63. Last Gay Bookshop @ 66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury
64. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
65. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
66. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
67. Chelsea's Anglesea Arms @ 15 Selwood Terrace, Chelsea
68. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
69. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
70. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
71. JB Priestley lived here @ 27 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
72. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
73. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
74. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
75. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
76. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
77. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
78. The Albany, home to AJ Raffles @ Albany Court, St James, London
79. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
80. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
81. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
82. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
83. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
84. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
85. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
86. Punch Tavern @ 95 Fleet Street
87. William Blake was born here. @ 28 Broad Street, Golden Square
88. Author JG Ballard lived here @ 36 Old Charlton Road, Shepperton
89. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
90. Gothic Author Riddell lived here @ East Gate Lodge, St Ann's Road, Tottenham
91. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
92. The New Clapham Library @ 91 Clapham High Street, Clapham
93. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
94. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
95. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
96. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
97. A Monastery and a Bard @ Blackfriars
98. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
99. Railway Children authors home @ Stratfield House, Baring Road, Lewisham, London
100. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
101. Creator of the A-Z born here @ 3 Court Lane Gardens, East Dulwich, London
102. George Orwell Lived here @ 27b Canonbury Square, Islington
103. Bram Stoker lived here @ 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
104. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
105. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
106. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
107. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
108. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate
109. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
110. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London