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Historic Sites

Juan Pablo Viscardo Y Guzman Green Plaque - Juan Pablo Viscardo Y Guzman 1748-1798 Peruvian essayist herald of Latin American independence lived and died here
Elizabeth Fry Brown Plaque - The Elizabeth Fry Refuge 1849-1913  To help women in need.  Elizabeth Fry, 1780-1845  Reformer of conditions  for female prisoners.
De Hems, London Bronze Plaque - De Hems was built in 1890 and originally called 'The Macclesfield'.  In the same year a retired Dutch sea captain called De Hem purchased the pub and reinvented it as an oyster bar.  He covered the interior walls of the building with them.  All 300,00 shells that had been collected were later transferred to the restaurant upstairs, which became known as the shell room.  During World War II the pub became a rendezvous point for the Dutch resistance.  The name of the pub was officially changed fro
Blue Plaque № 9580 - Clerks' well.
Charles Dickens Blue Plaque - 1851-60 Charles Dickens novelist lived in Tavistock House near this site
William Pitt And William Pitt Blue Plaque - Behind these premises stood Hayes Place the home of William Pitt 1st Earl of Chatham 1708-1778 British Prime Minister and the birthplace of William Pitt the Younger 1759-1806 British Prime Minister
The Trafalgar Way And John Richards Lapenotiere Black Plaque - The Trafalgar Way. Brentford & Chiswick. On Monday 21st October 1805 the Royal Navy decisively defeated a combined French and Spanish fleet off Cape Trafalgar on the south west coast of Spain. This victory permanently removed the threat of invasion of England by the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. The first official dispatches with the momentous news of the victory,and the death in action of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson,were carried on board H.M. Schooner PICKLE by her captain Lieutenant John Richards
Henry Gray Brown Plaque - Henry Gray 1827-1861 anatomist lived here
Patrick Blackett Blue Plaque - Patrick Blackett 1897-1974 physicist and scientific advisor lived here 1953-1969
Flora Murray, Louisa Garrett Anderson, And Endell Street Military Hospital, London Grey Plaque - Site of Endell Street Military Hospital 1915-1919. Established in former workhouse buildings during the First World War under the command of Dr Flora Murray & Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson, this 573-bed hospital is the only British army hospital to have been staffed entirely by women. More than 24,000 soldiers were treated here
George Emlyn Williams Blue Plaque - (George) Emlyn Williams CBE 1905-1987 Actor and Playwright lived here 1930-1934
Percy Bysshe Shelley Blue Plaque - Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792-1822 poet lived here in 1811
Plaque № 9648 - Essex County Cricket Club moved from Brentwood to Leyton in 1885 and remained here for nearly 50 years. The ground was the scene of the world record opening stand of 555 by Sutcliffe and Holmes in 1932
Richard Jefferies Blue Plaque - Richard Jefferies 1848-1887 naturalist and writer lived here
Plaque № 9677 - Walthamstow Windmill - Oak Hill Gardens was laid out in 1912 on the site of the former Walthamstow Windmill. Erected in 1676 on "Tile Kiln Hill" by John Hawkes of Whitechapel, the Mill was demolished in the early 1800's
Richard Titmuss Blue Plaque - Richard Titmuss 1907-1973 social scientist lived here 1951-1973
Leyton Orient Football Club Blue Plaque - Lea Bridge Stadium - On this site stood Lea Bridge Stadium, the home of Lea Bridge Speedway team 1928-1938 and Clapton Orient football club. The O's moved to this site from nearby Millfields Road in 1930 before moving to Brisbane Road in 1937
Grantly Dick-Read Green Plaque - Dr Grantly Dick-Read 1890-1959 20th century pioneer of natural childbirth practised here 1935-1941

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Trivia and Facts

The Houses of Parliament has 1,000 rooms, 100 staircases, 11 courtyards, eight bars and six restaurants - none of them open to the public. The Palace of Westminster was sited by the river so it could not be totally surrounded by a mob.

Evening Standard

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

The site of Tyburn Tree, London's infamous public gallows - where an estimated 50,000 people were hanged - is now a traffic island at the junction of Marble Arch and Edgware Road.

Evening Standard

Quotes

I am not someone who likes cocktail parties or large dinner parties, but I have to attend them often. I much prefer very small dinners with close friends.

Tom Ford

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien

London is a bad habit one hates to lose.

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