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Historic Sites

Eleanor Marx Blue Plaque - Eleanor Marx 1855-1898 Socialist Campaigner lived and died here
Hugh Price Hughes Blue Plaque - Hugh Price Hughes 1847-1902 Methodist preacher lived and died here
Alan Herbert Blue Plaque - Sir Alan Herbert (A. P. H.) 1890-1971 author, humourist and Reformist M.P. lived and died here
South Gate To Enfield Chase Blue Plaque - Upon   this site  stood  the South Gate  to   Enfield  Chase
Thomas Henry Huxley Blue Plaque - Thomas Henry Huxley 1825-1895 biologist lived here
J. M. Barrie And Peter Pan Bronze Plaque - Peter Pan  The boy who would not grow up  Sculptor Sir George Frampton R.A. 1860-1928  This bronze, a gift of Sir James Barrie OM 1860-1937 the creator of Peter Pan, was placed here 1st may 1912
William Makepeace Thackeray Brown Plaque - W. M. Thackeray  1811-1863  Novelist  Lived Here
Julius Benedict Blue Plaque - Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885) musical composer lived and died here
Wilson Carlile Blue Plaque - Prebendary Wilson Carlile 1847-1942 founder of the Church Army lived here
Brown Plaque № 41469 - In Commemoration of 'The Late' Chris Squire 4 March 1948 - 27 June 2015 Renowned Bassist/Musician/Songwriter whose musical career began in Soho   He lived his life in music and inspired many
Richard Whittington Blue Plaque - Richard Whittington four times Mayor of London founded and was buried in this church 1422
Alfred The Great Black Plaque - The Alfred Plaque. This plaque was erected in 1986 to mark the eleven hundredth anniversary of King Alfred's resettlement of the Roman city of London in 886, after the abandonment of the Saxon town which had existed for some three centuries in the Strand area to the west of the City. At this place a harbour and market were established by 899 to restore trade after the Viking invasions
Charles Holden And Edward Johnston Brown Plaque - Railway Heritage Feature    Directional sign from Blackfriars tube station, (c1930)    This vitreous enamel sign was situated inside the entrance to the original Blackfriars station and was salvaged during the building work in c1975. The station was heavily redeveloped during that period, resulting in the demolition of the original c1870 highly ornate facade. The sign is typical of those designed for use on the Underground during the late 1920s and early 1930s when much thought was given to the
John Christopher Smith Blue Plaque - John Christopher Smith Handel's friend and secretary 1712-1763 lived and died here
Charles Babbage Green Plaque - Charles Babbage (1791-1871) mathematician & pioneer of the modern computer lived in a house on this site 1839-1871
Blackheath Proprietary School Blue Plaque - On this site stood the Blackheath Proprietary School 1831 to 1907
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Black Plaque - Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) poet lived here
Bruce Bairnsfather Blue Plaque - Bruce Bairnsfather 1888-1959 cartoonist lived here

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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

Twenty bridges from Tower to Kew (twenty bridges or twenty-two); wanted to know what the River knew. For they were young and the Thames was old; and this is the tale that the River told...

Rudyard Kipling

Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal.

Voltaire

I don't look like someone who leans on a mantelpiece with a cocktail in my hand, you know.

Charles Bronson

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