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Historic Sites

Stationers' Company's School Blue Plaque - Site of the Stationers' Company's School 1861-1893
H. G. Wells Blue Plaque - H. G. Wells 1866-1946 writer lived and died here
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  And John Couzin Blue Plaque - In a building on this site W. A. Mozart and his family lodged with barber John Couzin April-August 1764 the first London address on their Grand Tour of Europe
White Plaque № 41744 - St M I. James Wagstaff, John Savage, John Shadgett churchwardens 1855
Marie Stopes Black Plaque - Marie Stopes 1880-1958 Social reformer pioneer of the family planning movement lived here 1909-1916
Blue Plaque № 1312 - By virtue  of its historic interest  this pub merits  the title a  Taylor Walker  Heritage  Inn  Crown &   Greyhound
Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson Blue Plaque - Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson 1840-1922 founded the Doves Bindery and Doves Press in this house and later lived and died here
Chelsea China And Tobias Smollett Blue Plaque - Chelsea China was manufactured in a house at the north end of Lawrence Street 1745-1784. Tobias Smollett 1721-1771 novelist also lived in part of the house from 1750 to 1762
Percy Wyndham Lewis Blue Plaque - Percy Wyndham Lewis 1882-1957 painter and writer lived here
Joseph Mallord William Turner Green Plaque - Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (1775-1851) artist was born in a house on this site
Gavin Maxwell Blue Plaque - Gavin Maxwell 1914 - 1969 Naturalist and writer lived here 1961 - 1965
Ben Nicholson Blue Plaque - Ben Nicholson O.M. 1894-1982 artist lived and died here
The Queen's Head, Pinner Brown Plaque - The Queen's Head. Pinner's oldest inn. Built 16th Century called The Crown -   17th Century renamed The Queen's Head - 18th Century.
FitzRoy Somerset Black Plaque - Lord Raglan    The Lord Raglan is one of the oldest tavern sites in the City.  The house was originally known as The Bush.    It then became "The Lord Raglan" to commemmorate  Lord Fitzroy Somerset who became 1st Baron Raglan  in 1852.  Raglan lost his right arm at the Battle of Waterloo,  and his name was applied to the Raglan sleeve.    He was Commander in Chief during the Crimean War, where  he died in 1855, a blue plaque is outside his house in  Stanhope Gate London W1.    The present buildi
Mary Anne Clarke Blue Plaque - Mary Anne Clarke  1776-1852  Mistress of Prince Frederick Duke of York  lived in a house on this site 1803
John Travers Cornwell Blue Plaque - Jack Cornwell V.C. 1900-1916. Adjacent to this site stood Clyde Cottage birthplace of John Travers Cornwell the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross posthumously awarded for bravery at the Battle of Jutland in World War I
Boris Karloff Blue Plaque - William Henry Pratt alias Boris Karloff 1887-1969 actor was born here
Flying Bomb (V1/V2) Maroon Plaque - In memory of the 26 people who lost their lives, the 150 injured, and the many bereaved when a Vergeltungswaffe Eins V1 Flying Bomb destroyed Highbury Corner at 12.46pm, 27th June, 1944

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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

But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines.

Joan Collins

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World

William Ross Wallace

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