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Historic Sites

Sidney Webb And Beatrice Webb Blue Plaque - Sidney Webb 1859-1947 and Beatrice Webb 1858-1943 social scientists and political reformers lived here
Charles Wakefield White Plaque - Viscount Wakefield of Hythe who with his wife led Tower Hill restoration and gave this house for good to the church and people MCMXXXVII
William Lancaster Blue Plaque - Sir William Lancaster 1841-1929 Co-founder of the Putney School of Art  Mayor of Wandsworth 1901-2
George Godwin Blue Plaque - George Godwin 1813-1888 architect, journalist and social reformer lived here
Willy Clarkson Blue Plaque - Willy Clarkson 1861-1934 theatrical wigmaker lived and died here
Mr Gray Blue Plaque - Mr Gray Artificial Teeth Maker traded here in 1817
Eugen Sandow Blue Plaque - Eugen Sandow 1867-1925 body-builder and promoter of physical culture lived and died here
Frederick Hitch Blue Plaque - Private Frederick Hitch V.C. 1856-1913 hero of Rorke’s Drift lived and died here
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Blue Plaque - In this house The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848.
Peter Sellers Blue Plaque - Peter Sellers  1925-1980  Goon and comic actor  lived here  1936-1940
Sidney Bechet Blue Plaque - Sidney Bechet 1897-1959 New Orleans Jazz Pioneer Saxophonist & Clarinetist lived here 1922
Lionel Logue Green Plaque - Lionel Logue CVO 1880-1953 speech therapist to King George VI practised here 1926-1952
Eyre Massey Shaw Blue Plaque - Sir Eyre Massey Shaw 1830-1908 first Chief Officer of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade lived here 1878-1891
Philip Henry Gosse And Edmund Gosse Blue Plaque - Here lived Philip Henry Gosse 1810-1888  zoologist Sir Edmund Gosse 1849-1928  writer and critic born here
Michael Powell And Emeric Pressburger Blue Plaque - Michael Powell 1905-1990 Emeric Pressburger 1902-1988 film-makers worked here in flat 120
Arthur Fleischmann Green Plaque - Arthur Fleischmann KCSG FRBS MD sculptor 1896-1990 lived and worked here 1958-1990
Elizabeth Jesser Reid Green Plaque - Bedford  College for Women  University of London  founded here  in 1849  by  Elizabeth Jesser Reid
John Robert Godley Blue Plaque - John Robert Godley  1814–1861  Founder of Canterbury  New Zealand  lived and  died here

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Trivia and Facts

The first Chinese restaurant in London opened in 1907

Wikipedia

There is a 19th century time capsule under the base of Cleopatra's Needle - the 68ft, 3,450-year-old obelisk on the Embankment - containing a set of British currency, a railway guide, a Bible, and 12 portraits of "the prettiest English ladies".

Evening Standard

The architect of the Oxo Tower, forbidden from including an electrified advertising hoarding in the building, instead incorporated the company's name in the windows on all four sides.

Evening Standard

Quotes

After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

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

Prince

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

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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