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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.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. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
12. Evelyn Waugh lived here @ 145 North End Road, Golders Green
13. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
14. Dylan Thomas' House of Horror @ 54 Delancey Street, Camden
15. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
16. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
17. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
18. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
19. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
20. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
21. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
22. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
23. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
24. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
25. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
26. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
27. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
28. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
29. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
30. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
31. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
32. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
33. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
34. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
35. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
36. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
37. Jackie Collins Home @ Hamilton Terrace, Swiss Cottage
38. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
39. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
40. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
41. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
42. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
43. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
44. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
45. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
46. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
47. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
48. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
49. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
50. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
51. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
52. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
53. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
54. Mrs Beeton was born here @ 24 Milk Street, Cheapside, London
55. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
56. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
57. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
58. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
59. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
60. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
61. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
62. Highgate Hill's Memorial Story @ Highgate Hill
63. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
64. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
65. World's Biggest Plum Pudding! @ 17 Easycheap, London
66. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
67. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
68. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
69. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
70. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
71. Charles Dickens Coffee House @ 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
72. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
73. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
74. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
75. Railway Children authors home @ Stratfield House, Baring Road, Lewisham, London
76. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
77. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
78. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
79. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
80. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
81. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
82. The Riceyman Steps @ To Granville Place, London
83. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
84. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
85. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
86. HG Wells lived here @ 13 Hanover Terrace, Green Park, London
87. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
88. The London Library @ 14 St James' Square
89. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
90. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
91. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
92. Home to the Daily Courant @ Fleet Street
93. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
94. Novelist James Hilton lived here @ 42 Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green
95. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
96. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
97. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
98. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
99. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
100. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
101. Chelsea's Anglesea Arms @ 15 Selwood Terrace, Chelsea
102. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
103. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
104. Temple Church @ Temple, London
105. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
106. Gothic Author Riddell lived here @ East Gate Lodge, St Ann's Road, Tottenham
107. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
108. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
109. Charles Lamb lived here @ 20 Russell Street, Covent Garden
110. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court