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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

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. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
12. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
13. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
14. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
15. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
16. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
17. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
18. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
19. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
20. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
21. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
22. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
23. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
24. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
25. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
26. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
27. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
28. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
29. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
30. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
31. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
32. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
33. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
34. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
35. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
36. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
37. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
38. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
39. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
40. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
41. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
42. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
43. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
44. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
45. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
46. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
47. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
48. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
49. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
50. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
51. Temple Church @ Temple, London
52. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
53. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
54. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
55. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
56. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
57. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
58. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
59. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
60. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
61. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
62. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
63. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
64. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
65. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
66. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
67. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
68. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
69. Rimbaud and Verlaines House @ 8 Royal College Street, Camden, London
70. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
71. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
72. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
73. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
74. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
75. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
76. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
77. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
78. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
79. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
80. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
81. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
82. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
83. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
84. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
85. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
86. Brixton Tate Library @ Brixton Oval, Brixton, London
87. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
88. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
89. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
90. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
91. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
92. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
93. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
94. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
95. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
96. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
97. Frankenstein author born here @ Polygon Road, Euston
98. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
99. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
100. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
101. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
102. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
103. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
104. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
105. Cliveden and the Profumo Affair @ Taplow, Maidenhead
106. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
107. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
108. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
109. The Riceyman Steps @ To Granville Place, London
110. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London