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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

26th July 1977 Elvis Costello was arrested at The Park Lane Hilton.go to related location

26th July 1973 Peter Shaffers Equus, premieres in London

26th July 1973 Underworld actress Kate Beckinsale born in London.

26th July 1966 England beat Portugal 2-1 at Wembley Stadium to reach the World Cup Final.

26th July 1950 Born today: Susan George, London England, actress (Straw Dogs, Mandingo)

26th July 1895 Born today: Jerry Verno, London England, actor (River of Unrest, Sweeney Todd)

26th July 1895 Born today: Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]

26th July 1891 Henry James' American, premieres in London

26th July 1842 Born today: Alfred Marshall, London, economist

26th July 1802 Born today: Winthrop Mackworth Praed, London, poet/politician

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. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
12. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
13. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
14. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
15. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
16. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
17. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
18. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
19. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
20. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
21. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
22. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
23. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
24. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
25. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
26. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
27. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
28. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
29. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
30. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
31. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
32. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
33. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
34. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
35. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
36. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
37. JG Ballard's Millenium People @ Chelsea Marina Harbour, Fulham, London
38. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
39. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
40. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
41. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
42. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
43. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
44. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
45. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
46. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
47. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
48. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
49. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
50. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
51. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
52. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
53. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
54. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
55. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
56. The Horn and Centre Page @ 29-33 Knightrider Street, St Pauls
57. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
58. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
59. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
60. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
61. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
62. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
63. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
64. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
65. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
66. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
67. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
68. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
69. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
70. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
71. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
72. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
73. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
74. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
75. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London
76. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
77. Temple Church @ Temple, London
78. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
79. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
80. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
81. Dylan Thomas' House of Horror @ 54 Delancey Street, Camden
82. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
83. Where Boswell met Johnson @ 8 Russell Street, Covent Garden
84. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
85. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
86. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
87. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
88. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
89. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
90. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
91. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
92. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
93. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
94. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
95. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
96. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
97. The Riceyman Steps @ To Granville Place, London
98. Gordons... Wine Specialist @ 47 Villiers Street
99. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
100. Lawrence of Arabia's Land @ Pole Hill, Chingford
101. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
102. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
103. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
104. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
105. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
106. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate
107. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
108. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
109. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
110. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho