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Historic Sites

Henry Watling Blue Plaque - Henry Watling Butcher traded here in the 1840's
Blue Plaque № 6168 - Site of the 13th century Hospital of St. Anthony and of the French Protestant Church demolished 1840
Arthur Waley Blue Plaque - Arthur Waley 1889-1966 poet, translator, and Orientalist lived and died here
Harry Beck Blue Plaque - Harry Beck designer of the London Underground map was born here
The Daily Courant Blue Plaque - In a house near this site was published in 1702 The Daily Courant first London daily newspaper
Spencer Perceval Brown Plaque - Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) Prime Minister lived here
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Blue Plaque - Marianne Jean-Baptiste 1967    Camberwell-born actress    First black British woman to be nominated for an Oscar  born here
George Frederic Still Blue Plaque - Sir George Frederic Still 1868-1941 paediatrician lived here
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk Stone Plaque - Here lifed and worked during 1914-1918 war T. G. Masaryk (1850–1937) President liberator of Czechoslavakia. Erected by Czechoslovak Colony 14.9.1950
Edward Burne-Jones Blue Plaque - Sir Edward Burne-Jones 1833-1898 artist lived here 1865-1867
John Maynard Keynes Blue Plaque - John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946 economist lived here 1916-1946
Green Plaque № 49080 - Paddington Bear As described in Michael Bond's best-selling book, 'A Bear Called Paddington', Paddington Bear first arrived at Paddington Station in 1958. Scenes from his first big-screen adventure 'Paddington. were filmed here at the station in the autumn of 2013.
Benjamin Disraeli Black Plaque - Here lived Benjamin Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield from 1839 to 1873
Annie Besant Blue Plaque - The Match Girls Strike of 1888 was led here by Annie Besant journalist and lecturer  1847-1933  Following the strike, Annie Besant became Secretary of the new Matchmakers Union. In 1917 she became President of the Indian National Congress and was also International President of the Theosophical Society from 1907-1933.
Arnold Bennett And Henry Earlforward Green Plaque - Near this site stood Henry Earlforward's bookshop in Arnold Bennett's 1923 novel Riceyman Steps set in Clerkenwell
Jacqueline Du Pré Black Plaque - Jacqueline du Pré 1945-87 cellist lived here
W. G. R. Sprague, John Gielgud, And Queen's Theatre Black Plaque - Queen's Theatre Built by W. G. R. Sprague, the Queen's Theatre opened in 1908 with a comedy The Sugar Bowl. While the Edwardian interior has largely survived, the theatre suffered bomb damage during the last war, re-opening in 1959 with the present exterior and John Gielgud in The Ages of Man
Charles James Freake Blue Plaque - Sir Charles James Freake 1814-1884 builder and patron of the arts 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

The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.

Oscar Wilde

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

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

My wife and I tried to breakfast together, but we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.

Winston Churchill

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