Originally posted on kingsroad.co.uk – the local website for Chelsea – on 25 July.
Last Sunday, I went on a cycling tour around Chelsea to learn about those names hanging on blue plaques outside the doors around the area. Here’s an excerpt of what took place:
Bram Stoker and the origins of the vampire novel Dracula also made its home in Chelsea near Royal Avenue; just round the corner lived fellow author Samuel Langhorne Clemens – better known as Mark Twain, writer of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Fin.
And not too far away on Tite Street is Oscar Wilde’s former home, the famous author who wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, and learnt about his demise to being imprisoned because of his homosexual acts that were deemed unlawful at the time.
Read the rest of the review on kingsroad.co.uk.