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Historic Sites

Anne Shelton Blue Plaque - Anne Shelton 1928-1994 popular singer and World War II Forces Favourite lived here
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Blue Plaque - John Fitzgerald Kennedy, President United States of America 1961-1963 lived here
Grey Plaque № 7947 - Goodwin's Court (replacing Fishers Alley) first appeared in the Rate-books in 1690 and it seems probable that the houses in the Court were erected in that year
Ignatius Sancho Brown Plaque - Ignatius Sancho 1729-1780 writer, symbol of humanity of Africans lived and had a grocery shop near this site
Hugh Myddelton Blue Plaque - Formerly Bush Hill House. Sir Hugh Myddelton engineer of the New River lived here 1609-1613
George Devine Blue Plaque - George Devine 1910-1966 actor, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre 1956-1965 lived here
Tommy Cooper Blue Plaque - Tommy Cooper 1921-1984 comedian lived here 1955-1984
Surrey Iron Railway Brass Plaque - The Surrey Iron Railway was the first public railway in England, probably in the world. The railway ran along this road on its route from Croydon to the mouth of the River Wandle, a distance of nearly nine miles. Goods wagons were pulled by horses along a track of cast iron plates laid on stone sleepers, some of which are set in the wall below. The gauge was 4'2. It opened in 1803, following the passing of the Surrey Iron Railway Act in 1801, and closed in 1846, the victim of the success of newe
Sybil Thorndike Blue Plaque - Dame Sybil Thorndyke 1882-1976 actress lived here 1921-1932
W. Heath Robinson Blue Plaque - W. Heath Robinson 1872-1944 illustrator and comic artist lived here 1913-1918
James Brooks Brown Plaque - James Brooks 1825-1901 Eminent Church Architect. Designed Church of St. Columba, Kingsland Road, 1868. Designed and built this house c.1862. Lived and died here.
Arthur Harris Bronze Plaque - Marshall of the Royal Air Force  Sir Arthur Harris BT GCB OBE AFC    In memory of a great Commander and of the brave crews of Bomber Command. More than 55,000 of whom lost their lives in the cause of freedom.    The nation owes them all an immense debt.
Susan Lawrence Blue Plaque - Susan Lawrence 1871-1947 social reformer lived here
Henry Wood, Queen's Hall, London, And The Promenade Concerts Green Plaque - The Queen's Hall 1893-1941. Site of Britain's leading concert hall where Sir Henry Wood founded The Promenade Concerts in 1895. The Queen's Hall was destroyed in The Blitz of 1941.
Mark Ashton Blue Plaque - Mark Ashton 1960-1987 Political and community activist. LGSM met at Gay's The Word bookshop on this site 1984/5
John Betjeman Blue Plaque - Sir John Betjeman 1906-1984 poet lived here 1908-1917
Black Plaque № 6282 - Cross Bones Graveyard   In medieval times this was an unconsecrated graveyard for prostitutes or 'Winchester Geese'. By the 18th century it had become a paupers' burial ground, which closed in 1853. Here, local people have created a memorial shrine. The Outcast Dead R.I.P
Marie Tempest Blue Plaque - Dame Marie Tempest 1864-1942 actress lived here 1899-1902

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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

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends.

Samuel Pepys

Creativity takes courage

Henri Matisse

For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It's quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken.

Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

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