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Historic Sites

Blue Plaque № 8396 - Real democracy reborn here October 2011
Alexis Soyer Green Plaque - Alexis Soyer  1810-1858  chef, author of  cookbooks,  inventor  lived here
Louis MacNeice Blue Plaque - Louis MacNeice 1907-1963 poet lived here 1947-1952
Basil Spence Blue Plaque - Sir  Basil Spence  1907-1976  Architect  lived and  worked here
William Petty Blue Plaque - William Petty, Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne 1737-1805 Prime Minister, supporter of American Independence lived here
Great Exhibition And Crystal Palace Multicoloured Plaque - British Isles & Empire exhibitors 7381    Foreign exhibitors 6556    Number of exhibits over 100,000    Duration of the exhibition 5 ½ months    Visitors 6,039,205    Cheapest ticket 1 shilling
Henry Sylvester Williams Green Plaque - Henry Sylvester Williams  1867-1911  Anti-slavery and  civil rights campaigner  first  black councillor  in Westminster  elected 1906 for Church Street Ward
Black Plaque № 41398 - Alfred Harmsworth Lord Northcliffe 1865 - 1922 Newspaper founder and editor lived here 1870 - 1873
William Wilberforce Brown Plaque - On the site behind this house stood until 1904 Broomwood House - formerly Broomfield - where William Wilberforce resided during the campaign against slavery which he successfully conducted in Parliament.
Joseph Bazalgette Blue Plaque - Sir Joseph William Bazalgette 1819-1891 civil engineer lived here
Stéphane Mallarmé Blue Plaque - Stéphane Mallarmé 1842-1898 poet stayed here in 1863
Dositey Obradovich White Plaque - Here lived in 1784 Dositey Obradovich 1742-1811 Eminent Serbian man of letters first Minister of Education in Serbia
Flying Bomb (V1/V2) Blue Plaque - SER Blackfriars Station    This is the entrance to the former Blackfriars Station. Commenced by the Charing Cross Railway Co. on its line from London Bridge to Charing Cross, it was taken over by the South Eastern Railway Co. before opening in January 1864. Closure came five years later when the South Eastern Railway opened its Waterloo Station (now Waterloo East).  The glazed brick bridge abutments show evidence of bomb damage from the Blitz of 1940 and a V2 rocket in December 1944. Buildings i
Gilbert Bayes Blue Plaque - Gilbert Bayes 1872-1953 sculptor lived here 1931-1953
Pasqua Rosee's Head Blue Plaque - Here stood the first London Coffee House at the sign of Pasqua Rosee's Head 1652
Christopher Wren Green Plaque - St Lawrence Jewry is so called because the original Twelfth Century Church stood on the Eastern side of the City, then occupied by the Jewish Community.  That Church, built in 1136, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666  The building which replaced it was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1680.  Almost completely destroyed by fire in 1940 this time as the result of action by the King's enemies it was restored in 1957 in the tradition of Wren's building.  St. Lawrence Jewry is now t
Brushed Metal Plaque № 33064 - Commemorating the devastating floods of  January 31st 1953  In memory of more than 2,100 lives lost  in countries around the North Sea    This event led to the development and construction  of the Thames Barrier and associated flood defences  protecting London, its people and property
Royal College Of Physicians Blue Plaque - Site of the Royal College of Physicians 1674 - 1825

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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

Oh, I love London Society! It has immensely improved. It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be

Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal.

Voltaire

I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.

Noel Coward

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