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Historic Sites

W. Somerset Maugham Blue Plaque - William Somerset Maugham 1874-1965 novelist and playwright lived here 1911-1919
Tyburn Tree Grey Plaque - The site of Tyburn Tree
Michael Ventris Blue Plaque - Michael Ventris 1922-1956 architect and decipherer of Linear B script lived here
William Shakespeare Black Plaque - Here stood the Globe Playhouse of Shakespeare 1598 - 1613
Blue Plaque № 42488 - 1859-68,  at Victory Place,  The Atlas Dyeworks helped start a world industry under  Simpson, Maule & Nicholson,   who pioneered a family of dazzling Magenta-based dyes; then showing a way to create both families of useful compounds, & new jobs here in science
John Lindley Blue Plaque - John Lindley 1799-1865 botanist and pioneer orchidologist lived here from 1836 and died here
St. Benet Gracechurch, London Blue Plaque - Site of St. Benet Gracechurch demolished 1876
Giuseppe Mazzini Blue Plaque - Giuseppe Mazzini 1805-1872 Italian patriot lived here
John Jellicoe Blue Plaque - Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe OM 1859-1935 lived here
Hilaire Belloc Blue Plaque - Hilaire Belloc 1870-1953 poet, essayist and historian, lived here 1900-1905
Charles Coward Blue Plaque - Charles Coward  1905 – 1976  Rescuer of  prisoners from  Auschwitz  lived here  1945 - 1976
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte Blue Plaque - Napoleon III lived here 1848
Professional Photographers Association And Anderton's Hotel, London Black Plaque - On the 28th March 2001  the British Institute  of Professional Photography  celebrated the centenary of its  first meeting as the  Professional Photographers Association  at Anderton's Hotel which originally  stood on this site
National Co-operative People's Bank Blue Plaque - National Co-operative People's Bank 1903 Marchmont Library 1938
Gerard Manley Hopkins Blue Plaque - Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ 1844-1889 poet lived and studied in Manresa House
Black Plaque № 39106 - Grand Buildings  Developed by Land Securities Plc  Contractor  Higgs and Hill  Architect   Sidell Gibson Partners  Completed February 1991
Frederick Stanley Green Plaque - Lord Stanley of Preston purchased the original Stanley Cup from a silversmith on this site in 1892 for the people of Canada to commemorate amateur and professional ice hockey.  The cup is now in the hockey hall of fame in Toronto.
Frederick Treves Blue Plaque - Sir Frederick Treves 1853-1923 surgeon lived here 1886-1907

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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

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World

William Ross Wallace

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.

Prince

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