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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st May 1977 Punk rockers The Clash play the Rainbow Theatre, causing carnage as fans rip out 200 seats.go to related location

21st May 1973 Comedian Noel Fielding, Mighty Boosh, born in Westminster.

21st May 1966 Heavyweight Cassius Clay KOs Henry Cooper in London

21st May 1950 Born today: Roger Hodgson, London, rocker (Supertramp)

21st May 1920 Born today: Anthony Steel, London, actor (Malta Story, Wooden Horse)

21st May 1471 King Edward IV enters London and claims the throne.

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. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
12. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
13. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
14. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
15. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
16. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
17. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
18. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
19. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
20. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
21. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
22. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
23. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
24. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
25. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
26. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
27. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
28. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
29. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
30. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
31. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
32. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
33. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
34. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
35. Where Boswell met Johnson @ 8 Russell Street, Covent Garden
36. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
37. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
38. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
39. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
40. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
41. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
42. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
43. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
44. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
45. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
46. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
47. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
48. Non-Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
49. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
50. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
51. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
52. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
53. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
54. Last Gay Bookshop @ 66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury
55. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
56. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
57. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
58. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
59. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
60. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
61. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
62. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
63. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
64. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
65. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
66. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
67. JB Priestley lived here @ 27 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
68. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
69. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
70. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
71. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
72. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
73. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
74. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
75. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
76. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
77. Rudyard Kipling lived here @ 43 Villiers Street, Westminster
78. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
79. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
80. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
81. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
82. Temple Church @ Temple, London
83. Author JG Ballard lived here @ 36 Old Charlton Road, Shepperton
84. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
85. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
86. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
87. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
88. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
89. Rupert Bear was created Here @ 58 Cranes Park
90. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
91. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
92. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
93. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
94. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
95. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
96. Charles Williams born here @ 3 Caedmon Road, Islington, London
97. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
98. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
99. Siegfried Sassoon lived here @ 23 Campden Hill Square
100. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
101. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
102. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
103. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
104. Author Nevil Shute born here @ 16 Somerset Road, West Ealing
105. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
106. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
107. The Albany, home to AJ Raffles @ Albany Court, St James, London
108. William Beckford born here @ 22 Soho Square, London
109. The Old Nicholl @ Arnold Circus, Tower Hamlets, London
110. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham