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Historic Sites

First Regular High Definition Television Service Blue Plaque - The world's first regular high definition television service was inaugurated here by the BBC 2 November 1936
Jonathan Hutchinson Blue Plaque - Sir Jonathan Hutchinson 1828-1913 surgeon, scientist and teacher lived here
Blue Plaque № 6766 - This is the birthplace of the Bentley motor car. Number one was produced here in the year 1919
Brown Plaque № 4256 - The first settlement of the Nepali community began on this site in 1965
Jane Austen Green Plaque - Jane Austen 1775-1817 Novelist stayed here 1813-1814
Angela Hooper Black Plaque - In recognition of Westminster's councillors and officers and the civil and emergency services during their actions during World War II (1939-1945) This plaque was unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Westminster City Council Councillor Angela Hooper CBE for the 50th anniversary of VE Day 8th May 1995
Victor Weisz Blue Plaque - Victor Weisz "Vicky" 1913-1966 cartoonist lived in a flat in this building
Thomas A Becket Blue Plaque - St Thomas a Becket was born in a house near this spot
Enid Blyton Blue Plaque - Enid Blyton 1897-1968 popular writer of over 600 books for children
Archibald Hill Blue Plaque - A. V. Hill 1886-1977 Physiologist lived here 1923-1967
Christopher Wren Slate Plaque - This building, reputed to be from designs by Sir Christopher Wren, was erected as a church by Lord Hatton to serve the needs of the neighbourhood after St. Andrew's Holborn had been destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666. It was adapted for use as a charity school about 1696, was severely damaged by incendiary bombs during the 1939-45 war and has since been reconstructed internally  to provide offices - the original facades being restored and retained.  The figures of scholars in 18th century costu
W. Heath Robinson Blue Plaque - W. Heath Robinson 1872-1944 illustrator and comic artist lived here 1913-1918
Charles De Gaulle Black Plaque - Charles de Gaulle 1890-1970 Soldier, Statesman and Political Reformer. General and leader of the Free French forces during the war against Hitler. First President of the Fifth Republic of France. Lived in this house.
Alexander Fleming Maroon Plaque - Sir Alexander Fleming 1881-1955 discovered penicillin in the second storey room above this plaque
Topham Beauclerk And Diana Beauclerk Stone Plaque - Here lived Topham Beauclerk born 1739 died 1780 Lady Diana Beauclerk born 1734 died 1808
James Murray Blue Plaque - Sir James A. H. Murray schoolmaster, philologist and editor of the New English Dictionary lived here 1870-1885
Elizabeth Fry White Plaque - Chiswick Square  The houses each side were built in about 1680, Boston House built in 1740, on the site of a previous mansion lies in the picturesque old square behind large iron gates.  Into this garden Thackeray in "Vanity Fair" describes Becky Sharp as throwing the dictionary
Louis MacNeice Blue Plaque - Louis MacNeice 1907-1963 poet lived here 1947-1952

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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

I saw someone peeing in Jermyn Street the other day. I thought, is this the end of civilization as we know it? Or is it simply someone peeing in Jermyn Street?

Alan Bennett

London ... a great jiving funkapolitan

Boris Johnson

My Dad says that being a Londoner has nothing to do with where you're born. He says that there are people who get off a jumbo jet at Heathrow, go through immigration waving any kind of passport, hop on the tube and by the time the train's pulled into Piccadilly Circus they've become a Londoner.

Ben Aaronovitch, Moon Over Soho

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