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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th January 1944 Gen Eisenhower took command of Allied Invasion Force in London

16th January 1906 Born today: Diana Winyard, London, actress (Cavalcade)

16th January 1794 Edward Gibbon, historian (Decline and Fall), dies in London at 56

16th January 1759 British Museum opens 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. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
12. Dylan Thomas' House of Horror @ 54 Delancey Street, Camden
13. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
14. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
15. Evelyn Waugh lived here @ 145 North End Road, Golders Green
16. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
17. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
18. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
19. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
20. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
21. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
22. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
23. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
24. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
25. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
26. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
27. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
28. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
29. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
30. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
31. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
32. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
33. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
34. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
35. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
36. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
37. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
38. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
39. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
40. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
41. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
42. Jackie Collins Home @ Hamilton Terrace, Swiss Cottage
43. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
44. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
45. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
46. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
47. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
48. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
49. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
50. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
51. Highgate Hill's Memorial Story @ Highgate Hill
52. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
53. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
54. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
55. Mrs Beeton was born here @ 24 Milk Street, Cheapside, London
56. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
57. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
58. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
59. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
60. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
61. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
62. Railway Children authors home @ Stratfield House, Baring Road, Lewisham, London
63. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
64. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
65. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
66. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
67. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
68. Charles Dickens Coffee House @ 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
69. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
70. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
71. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
72. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
73. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
74. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
75. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
76. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
77. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
78. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
79. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
80. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
81. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
82. World's Biggest Plum Pudding! @ 17 Easycheap, London
83. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
84. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
85. The London Library @ 14 St James' Square
86. The Riceyman Steps @ To Granville Place, London
87. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
88. HG Wells lived here @ 13 Hanover Terrace, Green Park, London
89. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
90. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
91. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
92. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
93. Chelsea's Anglesea Arms @ 15 Selwood Terrace, Chelsea
94. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
95. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
96. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
97. Novelist James Hilton lived here @ 42 Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green
98. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
99. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
100. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
101. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
102. Home to the Daily Courant @ Fleet Street
103. King Kong Edgar Wallaces House @ 6 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley
104. Gothic Author Riddell lived here @ East Gate Lodge, St Ann's Road, Tottenham
105. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
106. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
107. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
108. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
109. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
110. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London