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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th November 1977 Bernard Pomerance's Elephant Man, premieres in London

17th November 1960 TV presenter Jonathan Ross was born in Camden, London.

17th November 1877 Gilbert/Sullivans operette Sorcerer, premieres in London

17th November 1842 Opera Linda di Chamounix is produced (London)

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. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
12. Writer Haggard lived here @ 69 Gunterstone Road, Hammersmith
13. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
14. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
15. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
16. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
17. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
18. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
19. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
20. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
21. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
22. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
23. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
24. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
25. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
26. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
27. Evelyn Waugh lived here @ 145 North End Road, Golders Green
28. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
29. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
30. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
31. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
32. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
33. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
34. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
35. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
36. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
37. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
38. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
39. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
40. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
41. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
42. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
43. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
44. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
45. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
46. Lawrence of Arabia's Land @ Pole Hill, Chingford
47. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
48. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
49. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
50. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
51. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
52. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
53. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
54. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
55. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
56. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
57. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
58. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
59. Author Nevil Shute born here @ 16 Somerset Road, West Ealing
60. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
61. Enid Bagnold's Cow @ 29 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London
62. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
63. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
64. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
65. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
66. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
67. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
68. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
69. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
70. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
71. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
72. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
73. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
74. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
75. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
76. Barn Elms Kit Cat House @ Barn Elms, Putney, London
77. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
78. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
79. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
80. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
81. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
82. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
83. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
84. Frankenstein author born here @ Polygon Road, Euston
85. Time to get Trolleyed @ 73A Redchurch Street, Old Street
86. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
87. Jackie Collins Home @ Hamilton Terrace, Swiss Cottage
88. William Morris' Georgian Retreat @ 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
89. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
90. Charles Williams born here @ 3 Caedmon Road, Islington, London
91. The Old Nicholl @ Arnold Circus, Tower Hamlets, London
92. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
93. Novelist James Hilton lived here @ 42 Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green
94. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
95. HG Wells lived here @ 13 Hanover Terrace, Green Park, London
96. Architect Pevsner lived here @ 2 Wildwood Terrace, Hampstead, London
97. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
98. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
99. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
100. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
101. The Original Media Mogul: Elias @ 19-24 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London
102. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
103. Sherlock Holmes was Written Here @ 10-11 Northumberland Street
104. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
105. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
106. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
107. Virginia Woolf's Pad @ 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury
108. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
109. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
110. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London