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The London Riots Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.go to related location

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. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
12. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
13. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
14. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
15. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
16. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
17. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
18. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
19. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
20. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
21. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
22. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
23. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
24. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
25. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
26. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
27. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
28. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
29. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
30. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
31. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
32. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
33. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
34. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
35. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
36. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
37. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
38. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
39. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
40. Writer Bret Harte lived here @ 74 Lancaster Gate, London
41. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
42. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
43. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
44. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
45. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
46. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
47. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
48. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
49. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
50. The Horn and Centre Page @ 29-33 Knightrider Street, St Pauls
51. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
52. Dylan Thomas' House of Horror @ 54 Delancey Street, Camden
53. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
54. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
55. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
56. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
57. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
58. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
59. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
60. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
61. Temple Church @ Temple, London
62. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
63. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
64. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
65. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
66. Oliver Twist's Literary Home @ 48 Doughty Street, off Gray's Inn Road
67. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
68. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
69. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
70. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
71. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
72. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
73. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
74. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
75. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
76. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
77. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
78. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
79. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
80. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
81. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
82. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
83. The Wheatsheaf @ 25 Rathbone Place
84. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
85. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
86. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
87. Sherlock Holmes was Written Here @ 10-11 Northumberland Street
88. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
89. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
90. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
91. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
92. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
93. Brixton Tate Library @ Brixton Oval, Brixton, London
94. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
95. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
96. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
97. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
98. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
99. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
100. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
101. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
102. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
103. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London
104. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
105. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
106. Siegfried Sassoon lived here @ 23 Campden Hill Square
107. Enid Bagnold's Cow @ 29 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London
108. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
109. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
110. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road