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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th May 1981 Dixon of Dock Green actor Jack Warner died in London aged 85.

24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)

24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London

24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.

24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London

24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.

24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.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. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
12. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
13. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
14. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
15. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
16. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
17. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
18. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
19. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
20. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
21. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
22. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
23. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
24. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
25. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
26. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
27. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
28. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
29. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
30. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
31. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
32. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
33. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
34. Where Boswell met Johnson @ 8 Russell Street, Covent Garden
35. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
36. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
37. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
38. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
39. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
40. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
41. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
42. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
43. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
44. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
45. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
46. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
47. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
48. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
49. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
50. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
51. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
52. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
53. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
54. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
55. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
56. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
57. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
58. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
59. Last Gay Bookshop @ 66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury
60. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
61. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
62. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
63. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
64. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
65. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
66. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
67. Non-Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
68. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
69. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
70. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
71. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
72. Jane Austen lived here @ 10 Henrietta Street, Westminster, London
73. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
74. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
75. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
76. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
77. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
78. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
79. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
80. Rights of Man written here @ The Old Red Lion, Islington, London
81. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
82. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
83. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
84. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
85. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
86. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
87. Charles Williams born here @ 3 Caedmon Road, Islington, London
88. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
89. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
90. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
91. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
92. JB Priestley lived here @ 27 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
93. Temple Church @ Temple, London
94. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
95. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
96. The Wheatsheaf @ 25 Rathbone Place
97. William Blake lived here. @ 28 Poland Street, London
98. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
99. Canada Water Super-Library @ 21 Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe
100. Drama here since 1948 @ Beech Walk, Crayford
101. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
102. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
103. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
104. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
105. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
106. Siegfried Sassoon lived here @ 23 Campden Hill Square
107. The Grapes @ 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London
108. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
109. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
110. Rudyard Kipling lived here @ 43 Villiers Street, Westminster