Blog for Hotels, Museums, Restaurants, Nightclubs, Bars and Attractions

Reiginite your passion for life with our Guide to the best things to do and places to visit.

Inspire yourself with ideas covering food, shopping, events, and be enticed by exclusive offers.

Historic Sites

Klemens Von Metternich Blue Plaque - Prince Metternich 1773-1859 Austrian statesman lived here in 1848
Benjamin Thompson Blue Plaque - Sir Benjamin Thompson Count Rumford 1753-1814 inventor and adventurer lived here
John Snow Blue Plaque - Dr John Snow 1813-1858 pioneer anaesthetist and epidemiologist lived in a house on this site
Ludgate Blue Plaque - Site of Ludgate demolished 1760
Jane Wilde Blue Plaque - Lady Jane Francesca 'Speranza' Wilde 1821-1896 poet and essayist lived here 1887-1896
Arthur Wellesley Blue Plaque - The 4th Duke of Wellington Sir Arthur Charles Wellesley KG, GCVO, DL GD of Charles III (Spain), GCTS (Portugal) 1849-1934 Lived here  A serving officer of the Grenadier Guards rising through the ranks from Ensign to Colonel
Heinrich Heine Black Plaque - Heinrich Heine German poet and essayist (1799-1856) lived here 1827
Anne Oldfield Blue Plaque - Ann Oldfield 1683-1730 Actress first occupant of this house 1725-1730
John Logie Baird Grey Plaque - From this site John Logie Baird broadcast the first television programme in Great Britain on the 30th September 1929
Carl Maria Von Weber Blue Plaque - In this house died Carl Maria von Weber 1826
Frank Matcham Blue Plaque - Frank Matcham 1834-1920 theatre architect lived here 1895-1904
Atkinsons Carillon, James Atkinson, Edward Atkinson, And Atkinsons Of London Black Plaque - Atkinsons Carillon. The only carillon in London is housed in the tower which surrounds this building.  A carillon of 23 bells, it is played by hand on special occasions of public and private rejoicing.  Atkinsons, founded in 1799, has sold perfumes and beauty products on this site since 1832.
James Hunt Blue Plaque - World Formula 1 Champion James Hunt lived here 1980-1982
Edward VII Bronze Plaque - The quadrica surmounting this arch was presented to the nation as a mark of deepest loyalty and respect to his late revered Majesty Edward VII by Herbert First Baron Michelham of Hellingly KCVO.
Charles Dickens Blue Plaque - Charles Dickens 1812-1870 writer, journalist and social reformer
Patrick Hamilton Blue Plaque - Patrick Hamilton 1904-1962 novelist and playwright lived here
Edward Meryon Green Plaque - Edward Meryon MD FRCP 1807-1880 first described muscular dystrophy lived here 1846-1880
Elizabeth I Of England And Christopher Hatton Red Plaque - The Mitre  Built in the 1500s, The Mitre is renowned for having the remains of a fruit tree growing in the front bar that is said a young Elizabeth I and Sir Christopher Hatton danced around to celebrate May Day

View All Blue Plaques in London

Trivia and Facts

The tallest building in London is The Shard London Bridge - 309m (1,016ft)

Wikipedia

London has four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, & St Margaret's Church; and an area of Greenwich home to the Royal Observatory

Wikipedia

There have been 76 Prime Ministers of the UK; the first in 1721

Gov.UK

Quotes

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

Charles M. Schulz

Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.

Yoko Ono

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Great #bloggers!


You're a great blogger looking to collaborate with great brands. We want to work with you too! Contact us for exciting partnerships

Learn more