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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th March 1945 Last German V-2 (buzz bomb) attack on London

28th March 1921 Actor Dirk Bogarde is born in Hampstead, London.

28th March 1858 The original Chelsea toll & suspension bridge designed by Thomas Page was opened.

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. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
13. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
14. Mark Twain's death @ 23 Tedworth Square, Chelsea, London
15. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
16. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
17. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
18. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
19. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
20. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
21. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
22. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
23. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
24. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
25. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
26. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
27. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
28. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
29. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
30. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
31. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
32. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
33. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
34. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
35. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
36. Writer Bret Harte lived here @ 74 Lancaster Gate, London
37. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
38. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
39. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
40. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
41. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
42. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
43. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
44. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
45. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
46. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
47. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
48. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
49. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
50. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
51. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
52. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
53. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
54. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
55. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
56. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
57. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
58. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
59. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
60. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
61. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
62. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
63. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
64. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
65. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
66. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
67. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
68. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
69. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
70. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
71. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
72. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
73. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
74. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
75. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
76. Virginia Woolf's Pad @ 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury
77. Bram Stoker lived here @ 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
78. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
79. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
80. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
81. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
82. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
83. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
84. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
85. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
86. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
87. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
88. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
89. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
90. The Horn and Centre Page @ 29-33 Knightrider Street, St Pauls
91. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
92. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
93. Victoria Tower @ Westminster
94. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
95. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
96. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
97. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
98. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
99. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
100. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
101. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
102. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
103. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
104. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
105. Railway Children authors home @ Stratfield House, Baring Road, Lewisham, London
106. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
107. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
108. Sherlock Holmes was Written Here @ 10-11 Northumberland Street
109. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
110. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London