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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th March 1945 Last German V-2 (buzz bomb) attack on London

28th March 1921 Actor Dirk Bogarde is born in Hampstead, London.

28th March 1858 The original Chelsea toll & suspension bridge designed by Thomas Page was opened.

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. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
12. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
13. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
14. Mark Twain's death @ 23 Tedworth Square, Chelsea, London
15. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
16. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
17. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
18. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
19. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
20. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
21. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
22. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
23. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
24. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
25. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
26. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
27. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
28. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
29. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
30. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
31. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
32. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
33. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
34. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
35. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
36. Writer Bret Harte lived here @ 74 Lancaster Gate, London
37. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
38. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
39. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
40. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
41. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
42. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
43. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
44. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
45. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
46. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
47. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
48. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
49. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
50. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
51. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
52. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
53. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
54. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
55. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
56. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
57. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
58. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
59. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
60. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
61. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
62. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
63. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
64. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
65. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
66. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
67. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
68. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
69. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
70. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
71. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
72. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
73. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
74. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
75. Virginia Woolf's Pad @ 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury
76. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
77. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
78. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
79. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
80. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
81. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
82. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
83. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
84. The Horn and Centre Page @ 29-33 Knightrider Street, St Pauls
85. Bram Stoker lived here @ 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
86. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
87. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
88. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
89. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
90. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
91. Victoria Tower @ Westminster
92. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
93. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
94. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
95. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
96. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
97. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
98. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
99. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
100. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
101. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
102. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
103. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
104. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
105. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
106. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
107. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
108. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
109. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
110. The Wheatsheaf @ 25 Rathbone Place