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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

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. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
12. The Wig and Pen Club @ 230 The Strand, Westminster, London
13. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
14. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
15. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
16. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
17. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
18. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
19. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
20. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
21. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
22. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
23. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
24. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
25. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
26. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
27. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
28. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
29. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
30. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
31. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
32. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
33. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
34. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
35. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
36. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
37. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
38. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
39. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
40. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
41. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
42. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
43. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
44. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
45. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
46. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
47. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
48. Temple Church @ Temple, London
49. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
50. Samuel Beckett lived here @ 34 Gertrude Street, Chelsea
51. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
52. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
53. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
54. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
55. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
56. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
57. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
58. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
59. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
60. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
61. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
62. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
63. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
64. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
65. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
66. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
67. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
68. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
69. Rimbaud and Verlaines House @ 8 Royal College Street, Camden, London
70. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
71. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
72. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
73. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
74. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
75. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
76. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
77. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
78. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
79. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
80. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
81. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
82. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
83. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
84. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
85. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
86. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
87. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
88. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
89. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
90. Brixton Tate Library @ Brixton Oval, Brixton, London
91. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
92. Frankenstein author born here @ Polygon Road, Euston
93. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
94. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
95. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
96. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
97. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
98. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
99. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
100. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
101. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
102. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
103. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
104. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
105. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
106. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
107. Ripping Yarns @ 355 Archway Road, Highgate
108. The Great Bard's Theatre @ New Inn Broadway, off Gt Eastern Street
109. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
110. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London