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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd April 1975 Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, premieres in London

23rd April 1959 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

23rd April 1925 1st London performance of operetta Fasquita staged

23rd April 1881 Gilbert and Sullivan's opera Patience produced in London

23rd April 1775 Artist J.M.W. Turner was born in Covent Garden, London.go to related location

23rd April 1705 Richard Steele's Tender Husband, premieres in London

23rd April 1702 The Coronation of Anne I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1685 The Coronation of James II (and VII of Scotland) in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

23rd April 1661 English king Charles II crowned in London

23rd April 1661 The Coronation of Charles II in Westminster Abbey.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. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
12. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
13. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
14. Charles Dickens Childhood Home @ 16 Bayham Street
15. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
16. Mrs Lovett's Pie House @ Bell Yard, London
17. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
18. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
19. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
20. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
21. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
22. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
23. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
24. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
25. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
26. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
27. 101 Dalmations author lived here @ 19 Dorset Square, Marylebone
28. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
29. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
30. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
31. Chaucers Canterbury Tales Origin @ Talbot Yard, Southwark, London
32. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
33. Saffron Hill @ Saffron Hill, Farringdon
34. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
35. Chaucer Lived Over the Aldgate @ 2 Aldgate High Street, London
36. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
37. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
38. St Barnabas & the Penny Chute @ 1 Greek Street, Soho, London
39. Keats House @ Keats Grove, Hampstead, London
40. Princess Diana's Playground @ Near Black Line Gate, Serpentine, Kensington, Lo
41. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
42. Wynkyn de Worde, Fleet St Father @ Stationer's Hall, St Brides, London
43. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
44. Home of Sherlock Holmes @ 221b Baker Street, London
45. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
46. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
47. Shakespeare, The Lodger @ Monkswell Street, London Wall, London
48. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
49. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
50. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
51. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
52. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
53. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
54. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
55. Bram Stoker lived here @ 18 St Leonards Terrace, Chelsea
56. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
57. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
58. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
59. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
60. Sir Clement the Great @ Boundary Road, St John's Wood
61. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
62. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
63. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
64. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
65. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
66. The Holly Bush @ 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead
67. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
68. Charles Dickens Coffee House @ 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
69. George Orwell Lived here @ 27b Canonbury Square, Islington
70. The Hogwart Express @ Platform 9, King's Cross Station
71. The Original Hatchard's @ 173 Piccadilly, London
72. Trafalgar Tavern @ Park Row, Greenwich, London
73. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
74. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
75. Gordons... Wine Specialist @ 47 Villiers Street
76. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
77. Cliveden and the Profumo Affair @ Taplow, Maidenhead
78. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
79. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
80. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London
81. Simpsons: Home of Chess @ 100 Strand, London
82. Free Learning for All @ Barnard's Inn Hall
83. Virginia Woolf born here @ 22 Hyde Park Gate, Kensington
84. A Licence to Write @ 22 Ebury Street, Westminster
85. Virginia Woolf's Pad @ 46 Gordon Square, Bloomsbury
86. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
87. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
88. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
89. The Original Media Mogul: Elias @ 19-24 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London
90. Regan once lived Here @ 9 Highbury Crescent
91. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
92. Temple Church @ Temple, London
93. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
94. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
95. The Riceyman Steps @ To Granville Place, London
96. Barn Elms Kit Cat House @ Barn Elms, Putney, London
97. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
98. Mount Pleasant - or is it? @ Coldbath Square, Islington, London
99. Peter Cook's Baby Lives On @ 6 Carlisle Street
100. The Soho Mural @ Noel Street, London
101. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
102. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
103. Well Hall Pleasaunce @ Well Hall Road, Eltham
104. Goldsmith and Blackstone @ 2 Brick Court, Temple, London
105. News International HQ @ Thomas More Square, Pennington Street, Wapping
106. Lawrence of Arabia's Land @ Pole Hill, Chingford
107. John Ruskin born here @ 54 Hunter Street, Holborn
108. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
109. Author JG Ballard lived here @ 36 Old Charlton Road, Shepperton
110. Railway Children authors home @ Stratfield House, Baring Road, Lewisham, London