Airbnb: Welcome to Roupell Street, London!

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Our Airbnb in London was located on Roupell Street, which is occasionally used for various movie sets because it still looks similar to the way it looked 200 years ago.

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Literary Destination: Kenwood Estate, Home of Dido Elizabeth Belle

Visit Kenwood Estate at Hampstead Heath, London, England. It was the home of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race child adopted and raised by an aristocratic family at the height of the slavery debate in England. Today Kenwood House is an art museum free to the public, and the grounds provide community park space. My favorite room was, of course, the library.

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The Ultimate Harry Potter Fan Destination: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

This was the most amazing day of the trip so far, for me anyway. We spent almost the entire day at the London Harry Potter Studio experience. There was so much to see and do and so much visual stimuli that, unlike at the British Museum, I did not have time to think and analyze, or takes notes about what I saw.

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Literary Destination: Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

The bells of St. Paul’s Cathedral were pealing beautifully as we crossed the Millennium Bridge, walking in the direction of the Globe Theater. Did theater goers in Shakespeare’s time hear the same bells on their way to the theater? Miraculously for us we arrived, with five minutes to spare, for the last tour of the day.

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London for Lost Boys & Other Fans of Peter Pan

Visit the statue of Peter Pan, the Lost Boy, which resides within Kensington Garden, London, England where J. M. Barrie used to sit and write.

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