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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

19th October 2003 David Blaine walks from his perspex box after 43 days without food.

19th October 1960 Born today: Dan Woody Woodgate, London, rock drummer (Madness)

19th October 1944 British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London from Moscow

19th October 1941 Born today: Simon Ward, London England, actor (4 Musketeers, 4 Feathers)

19th October 1911 Royal Mint in London sends dies for $1 coin to Ottawa Branch

19th October 1741 David Garrick appears on stage in West End for the first time, in the title role of Richard III.

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. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
12. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
13. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
14. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
15. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
16. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
17. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
18. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
19. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
20. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
21. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
22. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
23. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
24. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
25. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
26. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
27. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
28. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
29. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
30. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
31. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
32. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
33. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
34. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
35. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
36. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
37. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
38. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
39. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
40. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
41. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
42. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
43. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
44. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
45. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
46. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
47. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
48. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
49. Charles Lamb lived here @ 20 Russell Street, Covent Garden
50. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
51. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
52. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
53. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
54. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
55. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
56. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
57. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
58. Cliveden and the Profumo Affair @ Taplow, Maidenhead
59. William Morris' Georgian Retreat @ 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
60. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
61. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
62. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
63. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
64. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
65. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
66. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
67. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
68. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
69. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
70. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
71. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
72. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
73. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
74. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
75. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
76. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
77. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
78. Non-Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
79. Strawberry Hill House @ 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
80. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
81. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
82. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
83. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
84. Rupert Bear was created Here @ 58 Cranes Park
85. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
86. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
87. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
88. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
89. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate
90. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
91. Charles Dickens 'Oliver Twist' @ 22 Cleveland Street
92. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
93. Punch Tavern @ 95 Fleet Street
94. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
95. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
96. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
97. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
98. Victoria Tower @ Westminster
99. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
100. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
101. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
102. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
103. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
104. Temple Church @ Temple, London
105. Daily News to Remember @ 1 Pennington Street
106. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
107. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
108. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
109. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
110. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London