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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th November 1991 Queen singer Freddie Mercury dies in Kensington.

24th November 1952 Agatha Christie's Mousetrap opens in London (still running)

24th November 1628 John Ford's Lover's Melancholy, premieres 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. Anthony Hopkins Odd Coincidence @ Leicester Square Tube station, London
13. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
14. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
15. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
16. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
17. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
18. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
19. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
20. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
21. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
22. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
23. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
24. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
25. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
26. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
27. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
28. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
29. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
30. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
31. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
32. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
33. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
34. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
35. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
36. Dr Johnson's Dictionary House @ 17 Gough Square, London
37. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
38. A Funny Man schooled here @ The Ride, Brentford
39. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
40. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
41. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
42. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
43. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
44. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
45. Once home to Mr Stamp @ Canal Road, Bow
46. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
47. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
48. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
49. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
50. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
51. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
52. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
53. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
54. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
55. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
56. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
57. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
58. Agatha Christies Bombed House @ 58 Sheffield Terrace, Kensington
59. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
60. The Wind in Holland Park @ 16 Phillimore Place, Holland Park
61. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
62. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
63. An Art & Print Treasure @ Bride Lane, Fleet Street
64. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
65. Bram Stoker's Heroic Deed @ 27 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
66. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
67. The Original Media Mogul: Elias @ 19-24 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London
68. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
69. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
70. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
71. Strawberry Hill House @ 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham
72. Gothic Author Riddell lived here @ East Gate Lodge, St Ann's Road, Tottenham
73. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
74. 2 Blokes, 1 Bookshop, No Idea @ Unit 1, Brampton Park Road, Wood Green
75. Barn Elms Kit Cat House @ Barn Elms, Putney, London
76. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
77. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
78. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
79. Dickens 1st Love lived here @ 1 Lombard Street, London
80. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
81. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
82. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
83. The Pillars of Hercules @ 7 Greek St, London
84. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
85. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
86. The Wheatsheaf @ 25 Rathbone Place
87. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
88. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
89. Lord Byron & 1st ever plaque @ 16 Holles Street, London
90. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
91. Charles Williams born here @ 3 Caedmon Road, Islington, London
92. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
93. Verde & Company @ 40 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields
94. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
95. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
96. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
97. Grub Street @ Milton Street, London
98. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
99. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
100. William Blake was born here. @ 28 Broad Street, Golden Square
101. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
102. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
103. Non-Roman Bath @ 5 Strand Lane, London
104. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
105. The Riceyman Steps @ To Granville Place, London
106. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
107. Self Help Man lived here @ 8 Pembroke Gardens, Kensington, London
108. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
109. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
110. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green