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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd May 1970 Born today: Naomi Campbell, London England, model/actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped)

22nd May 1963 A C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London

22nd May 1950 Richard Strauss' 4 Last Songs (4 letzte Lieder) in 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:

MORE LITERARY SIGHTS:

11. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
12. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
13. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
14. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
15. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
16. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
17. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
18. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
19. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
20. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
21. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
22. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
23. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
24. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
25. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
26. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
27. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
28. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
29. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
30. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
31. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
32. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
33. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
34. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
35. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
36. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
37. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
38. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
39. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
40. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
41. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
42. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
43. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
44. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
45. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
46. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
47. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
48. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
49. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
50. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
51. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
52. A.C. Doyle The Eye Specialist @ 2 Devonshire Place
53. Temple Church @ Temple, London
54. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
55. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
56. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
57. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
58. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
59. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
60. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
61. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
62. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
63. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
64. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
65. Well Hall Pleasaunce @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
66. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
67. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
68. Time to get Trolleyed @ 73A Redchurch Street, Old Street
69. Highgate Hill's Memorial Story @ Highgate Hill
70. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
71. Heath Robinson lived here @ Moy Lodge, 75 Moss Lane, Pinner, Harrow
72. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
73. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
74. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
75. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
76. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
77. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
78. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
79. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
80. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
81. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
82. Barn Elms Kit Cat House @ Barn Elms, Putney, London
83. Mervyn Peake lived here @ 1 Drayton Gardens, London
84. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
85. Karl Popper lived here @ 16 Burlington Rise, East Barnet, London
86. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
87. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
88. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
89. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
90. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
91. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
92. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
93. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
94. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
95. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
96. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
97. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
98. JB Priestley lived here @ 27 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
99. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
100. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
101. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
102. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
103. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
104. Where Boswell met Johnson @ 8 Russell Street, Covent Garden
105. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
106. The Horn and Centre Page @ 29-33 Knightrider Street, St Pauls
107. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
108. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
109. The Dove @ 19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
110. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London