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Historic Sites

Milos Crnjanski Blue Plaque - Milos Crnjanski 1893–1977 Serbian author lived and wrote here
Louis MacNeice Blue Plaque - Louis MacNeice 1907-1963 poet lived here 1947-1952
Francis Turner Palgrave Blue Plaque - Francis Turner Palgrave 1824-1897 compiler of 'The Golden Treasury' lived here 1862-1875
Alma Cogan Blue Plaque - Alma Cogan 1932-1966 singer lived here 1951-1966
Plaque № 41893 - Once a slave in Jamaica Francis Barber Samuel Johnson's servant, friend and heir lived here 1752 to 1756
Brown Plaque № 5190 - To mark the re-publication of Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys as part of Scouting's centenary celebrations
Caroline DeCamp Benn Brown Plaque - Caroline DeCamp Benn author, teacher and socialist lived and worked here 1952-2000. Born Cincinnati USA 1926 died London 2000
W. Heath Robinson Blue Plaque - W. Heath Robinson 1872-1944 illustrator and comic artist lived here 1913-1918
James Boswell Blue Plaque - James Boswell (1740-1795) biographer lived and died in a house on this site
Eric Ravilious Blue Plaque - Eric Ravilious 1903-1942 artist lived here 1931-1935
Enid Blyton Blue Plaque - Enid Blyton 1897-1968 popular writer of over 600 books for children
Blue Plaque № 6092 - Site of the Medical Society of London 1744 - 1850 gifted by a founder John Coakley Lettsom MD FRS
Horatio Nelson Blue Plaque - Horatio, Lord Nelson 1758-1805 lived here in 1798
Frederick George Creed Blue Plaque - Frederick George Creed 1871-1957 electrical engineer, inventor of the teleprinter lived and died here
Thomas Paine White Plaque - The earliest local historical source in 1828 identifies the Old Red Lion as the place where Tom Paine wrote part 1 of "The Rights of Man" in 1791
Robert Clive Blue Plaque - Clive of India 1725-1774 soldier and administrator lived here
Plaque № 41851 - "The friend of liberty in evil times"   Robert Waithman   Lord Mayor - 1823-4  Sheriff - 1820-1  Member of Parliament - 1818-20, 1826-33  Died - 1833  This monument was erected by his friends and fellow-citizens
John Masefield Blue Plaque - John Masefield OM 1878-1967 Poet Laureate lived here 1907-1912

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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

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

William Blake

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.

Orson Welles

Tis an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers.

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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