Many famous literary figures have lived in London over the centuries, a city that now houses the second-largest library in the world. This video takes a look at the historic haunts that were the homes and inspiration of writers from Shakespeare to Dickens and Woolf. Should you wish to move to London, we look at two properties where this literary heritage is on your doorstep.
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T Available through Knight Frank, £15m
Brewery Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1 Available through Sotheby’s International Realty, £4m
Graphic: Steve Bernard
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