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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th July 1980 Actor and comedian Peter Sellars died in London after a heart attack in The Dorchester Hotel.

24th July 1956 Brendan Behan's Quare Fellow, premieres in London

24th July 1936 The Speaking Clock speaks for the first time, from Dollis Hill, London.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. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
12. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
13. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
14. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
15. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
16. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
17. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
18. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
19. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
20. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
21. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
22. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
23. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
24. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
25. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
26. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
27. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
28. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
29. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
30. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
31. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
32. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
33. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
34. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
35. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
36. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
37. JG Ballard's Millenium People @ Chelsea Marina Harbour, Fulham, London
38. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
39. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
40. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
41. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
42. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
43. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
44. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
45. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
46. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
47. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
48. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
49. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
50. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
51. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
52. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
53. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
54. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
55. The Horn and Centre Page @ 29-33 Knightrider Street, St Pauls
56. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
57. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
58. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
59. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
60. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
61. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
62. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
63. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
64. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
65. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London
66. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
67. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
68. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
69. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
70. Where Boswell met Johnson @ 8 Russell Street, Covent Garden
71. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
72. Birthplace of the Pre-Raphaelite @ Cavendish College
73. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
74. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
75. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
76. Dylan Thomas' House of Horror @ 54 Delancey Street, Camden
77. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
78. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
79. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
80. Temple Church @ Temple, London
81. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
82. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
83. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
84. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
85. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
86. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
87. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
88. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
89. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
90. The Riceyman Steps @ To Granville Place, London
91. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
92. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
93. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
94. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
95. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
96. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
97. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
98. Gordons... Wine Specialist @ 47 Villiers Street
99. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
100. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
101. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
102. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
103. James Bond's House @ Royal Avenue, Chelsea
104. Lawrence of Arabia's Land @ Pole Hill, Chingford
105. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
106. Sherlock Holmes was Written Here @ 10-11 Northumberland Street
107. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
108. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
109. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
110. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London