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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. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
12. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
13. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
14. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
15. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
16. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
17. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
18. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
19. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
20. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
21. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
22. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
23. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
24. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
25. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
26. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
27. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
28. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
29. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
30. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
31. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
32. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
33. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
34. Gordons... Wine Specialist @ 47 Villiers Street
35. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
36. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
37. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
38. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
39. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
40. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
41. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
42. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
43. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
44. HG Wells lived here @ 13 Hanover Terrace, Green Park, London
45. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
46. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
47. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
48. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
49. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
50. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
51. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
52. William Beckford born here @ 22 Soho Square, London
53. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
54. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
55. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
56. Temple Church @ Temple, London
57. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
58. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
59. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
60. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
61. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
62. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
63. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
64. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
65. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
66. Well Hall Pleasaunce @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
67. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
68. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
69. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
70. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
71. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
72. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
73. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
74. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
75. Rimbaud and Verlaines House @ 8 Royal College Street, Camden, London
76. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
77. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
78. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
79. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
80. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
81. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
82. Architect Pevsner lived here @ 2 Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead, London
83. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
84. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
85. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
86. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
87. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
88. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
89. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
90. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
91. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
92. Charles Dickens Coffee House @ 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
93. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
94. Railway Children authors home @ Stratfield House, Baring Road, Lewisham, London
95. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
96. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
97. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
98. Strawberry Hill House @ 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
99. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
100. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
101. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
102. Charles Williams born here @ 3 Caedmon Road, Islington, London
103. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
104. Sherlock Holmes was Written Here @ 10-11 Northumberland Street
105. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
106. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
107. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
108. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
109. Heath Robinson lived here @ Moy Lodge, 75 Moss Lane, Pinner, Harrow
110. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London