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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

17th January 1928 Born today: Vidal Sassoon, London, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson)

17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.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. HG Wells+Peter Cook lived here @ 17 Church Row, Hampstead, London
12. Evelyn Waugh lived here @ 145 North End Road, Golders Green
13. Poet's Corner @ Westminster Abbey
14. Dylan Thomas' House of Horror @ 54 Delancey Street, Camden
15. PG Wodehouse lived here @ 17 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London
16. Will's Coffee House @ 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden
17. Illustrator Charles Keeping @ 16 Church Road, Shortlands, Bromley
18. The Turks Head Literary Club @ 9 Gerrard Street, Soho, London
19. JM Barrie and Peter Pan @ 100 Bayswater Road, London
20. Devils Tavern and Apollo Club @ 2 Fleet Street, London
21. Bleeding Heart Yard @ Bleeding Heart Yard, Hatton Garden, London
22. Clapham Junction & Oscar Wilde @ St John's Hill, Clapham
23. Home of Guinness Book of Records @ 107 Fleet Street
24. Oscar Wilde Statue @ Charing Cross, London
25. The worst street in London @ Dorset Street, Spitalfields, London
26. London's Longest Pub? @ 25 London Street
27. Chopin's Last Performance @ 4 St James' Place, Piccadilly, London
28. Eccentric George Cecil Ives @ 196 Adelaide Road, Lewisham, London
29. Goddess Mrs Beeton lived here @ 2 Chandos Villas, Harrow, Middlesex
30. Phileas Fogg lived here! @ 7 Saville Row, Burlington Gardens, London
31. Ernest Dowson Died Here @ 159 Sangley Road, Catford
32. Jacobs Island & Oliver Twist @ off Jacob Street
33. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's House @ 2 Devonshire Place, London
34. Rossetti's Grave Digging @ Highgate Cemetery, London
35. Shakespeare's Ireland Yard @ Ireland Yard, Blackfriars, London
36. Royalty House & Theatre @ 72-74 Dean Street, Soho, London
37. History of Golden Square @ Golden Square, London
38. Jackie Collins Home @ Hamilton Terrace, Swiss Cottage
39. Where Was Wych Street? @ Aldwych
40. Karl Marx Resting Place @ Highgate Cemetery, Highgate, London
41. Beatrix Potters Peter Rabbit @ Brompton Cemetery, Brompton, London
42. The Famous Berners Street Hoax @ 54 Berners Street, London
43. The House by the Thames @ 49 Bankside, Cardinal's Wharf, Southwark, London
44. The Fitzroy Tavern @ 16 Charlotte Strreet
45. The French House @ 49 Dean Street, Soho
46. Edgar Allen Poe lived here @ 172 Stoke Newington Church Street, Hackney
47. AA Milne lived here @ 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea
48. The Edgar Wallace @ 40 Essex Street, London
49. London's First Railway Bookstall @ Euston Station
50. Whistler's House @ 96 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London
51. Canonbury Towers @ Canonbury Place, Islington
52. Samuel Coleridge Died Here @ 3 The Grove, Highgate, London
53. The Boot @ 116 Cromer St, London
54. The Dog and Duck @ Frith Street, Soho, London
55. Author Mary Shelley lived here @ 24 Chester Square, Belgravia
56. Mrs Beeton was born here @ 24 Milk Street, Cheapside, London
57. 142 The Strand @ 142 The Strand, London
58. Highgate Hill's Memorial Story @ Highgate Hill
59. John Harvards Tavern @ 103 Borough High Street, Southwark, London
60. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
61. Roald Dahl's Studio @ 8 Turnchapel Mews, Clapham
62. William S Burroughs lived here @ 8 Duke Street, London
63. Exciting Books in Soho @ 11 Brewer Street
64. Legend of Fu Manchu @ Gill Street, Limehouse, London
65. Author Wilkie Collins lived here @ 90 Gloucester Place (now 65)
66. HG Wells was born here @ Atlas House, 46 High Street, Bromley
67. George Orwell taught here @ The Fountain House Hotel, 116-118 Church Road, H
68. James Joyce lived here @ 28b Campden Grove, Kensington, London
69. Enid Blyton was born here @ 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London
70. Radclyffe Halls House @ 37 Holland Street, Kensington
71. Home of Noel Coward @ 17 Gerald Road, Belgravia, London
72. Charles Dickens Coffee House @ 26 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
73. Agatha Christie's First Home @ 47-48 Campden Street, Kensington
74. Railway Children authors home @ Stratfield House, Baring Road, Lewisham, London
75. Willie Rushton was born here @ Cromwell Road, Earl's Court
76. The Diary of a Drug Fiend @ 31 Wellington Square, Chelsea, London
77. St George the Martyr and Dickens @ Borough High Street, Southwark, London
78. Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd @ 3 St. James's Street, Lambeth
79. Edward Leeson died here @ PC World, Ruislip Road, Ruislip
80. World's Biggest Plum Pudding! @ 17 Easycheap, London
81. The First ever London Theatre @ 86-88 Curtain Road
82. Doves Bindery and Press @ 15 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
83. The Riceyman Steps @ To Granville Place, London
84. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese @ 145 Fleet St
85. The London Library @ 14 St James' Square
86. Vampire author lived here @ 38 Great Pulteney Street, London
87. Famous Drinkers to die for @ 127 Gloucester Road, Kensington
88. WT Stead lived here @ 5 Smith Square, Westminster, London
89. Author DH Lawrence lived here @ 32 Well Walk, Hampstead, London
90. Sir John Betjeman @ 31 Highgate West Hill, Highgate, Highgate
91. Home to the Daily Courant @ Fleet Street
92. The Man who knew everything @ 48 Welbeck Street, Westminster
93. Senate House @ Senate House, Malet Street, London
94. Chelsea's Anglesea Arms @ 15 Selwood Terrace, Chelsea
95. HG Wells lived here @ 13 Hanover Terrace, Green Park, London
96. Da Vinci Code: Opus Dei @ 5 Orme Court, Westminster, London
97. William Morris's Furniture @ 17 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, London
98. Home of poet Robert Browning @ 19 Warwick Crescent, Paddington, London
99. John Buchan lived here @ 76 Portland Place, Marylebone, London
100. Poet Dylan Thomas lived here @ 5 Redcliffe Street, Earls Court
101. Bram Stoker's first London home @ 7 Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, London
102. William Morris' Red House @ Red House Lane
103. King Kong Edgar Wallaces House @ 6 Tressillian Crescent, Brockley
104. Pepys's Ghost @ 12 Buckingham Street, Westminster, London
105. Voltaire lived and wrote here @ 10 Maiden Lane, Westminster, London
106. Irish poet WB Yeats Lived here @ 5 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London
107. Poet Stevie Smith's House @ 1 Avondale Road, Palmers Green
108. Gothic Author Riddell lived here @ East Gate Lodge, St Ann's Road, Tottenham
109. The Rainbow Coffee House @ 16 Fleet Street
110. Hazlitt's Hotel @ 6 Frith Street, Soho, London