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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th September 2005 Battersea Bridge was struck by a gravel-laden barge causing significant damage and closing it for repair.

20th September 1989 Musical Miss Saigon, premieres in London

20th September 1938 Emlyn Williams' Corn is Green, premieres in London

20th September 1721 Irish actor Thomas Doggett, founder of the Doggett's Coat and Badge boat race, died in London.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. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
12. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
13. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
14. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
15. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
16. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
17. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
18. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
19. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
20. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
21. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
22. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
23. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
24. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
25. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
26. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
27. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
28. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
29. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
30. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
31. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
32. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
33. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
34. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
35. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
36. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
37. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
38. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
39. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
40. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
41. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
42. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
43. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
44. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
45. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
46. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
47. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
48. Jackie Collins Home @ Hamilton Terrace, Swiss Cottage
49. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
50. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
51. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
52. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
53. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
54. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
55. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
56. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
57. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
58. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
59. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
60. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
61. Charles Dickens Coffee House @ 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
62. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
63. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
64. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
65. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
66. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
67. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
68. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
69. Author Nevil Shute born here @ 16 Somerset Road, West Ealing
70. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
71. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
72. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
73. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
74. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
75. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
76. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
77. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
78. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
79. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
80. Rupert Bear was created Here @ 58 Cranes Park
81. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
82. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
83. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
84. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
85. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
86. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
87. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
88. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
89. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate
90. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
91. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
92. Charles Lamb lived here @ 20 Russell Street, Covent Garden
93. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
94. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
95. Railway Children authors home @ Stratfield House, Baring Road, Lewisham, London
96. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
97. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
98. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
99. Cash in the Wind @ The Bank Of England
100. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
101. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
102. Frankenstein author born here @ Polygon Road, Euston
103. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
104. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
105. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
106. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
107. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
108. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
109. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
110. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster