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Historic Sites

Charles Dickens Blue Plaque - Charles Dickens 1812-1870 Author Stayed here in 1832
Bronze Plaque № 13030 - The above clock has been given as a memorial to Owen Lankester Esq M.R.C.S. (Chairman Of The Hospital 1902-1933) by subscriptions from his friends 1934.
Edward De Vere Brown Plaque - On this site stood a medieval mansion, sometime home of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. Built c. 14th century, demolished c. 1710. Sisters' Place built c. 1714.
Marc Isambard Brunel And Thames Tunnel Brown Plaque - Thames Tunnel constructed 1825-1843 first shield-driven subaqueous tunnel. Sir Marc Isambard Brunel civil engineer.
George Borrow Blue Plaque - George Borrow 1803-1881 author lived here
Peter Blake, Peter Greenaway, Ken Russell, And Ian Dury Blue Plaque - Peter Blake, Ian Dury, Peter Greenaway & Ken Russell  Erected in 1938 as The South West Essex Technical College Waltham Forest College has contributed to the careers of several notable talents. Musician Ian Dury, filmmakers Peter Greenaway and Ken Russell, attended the Art School where artist Peter Blake was a lecturer.
Marcus Stone Blue Plaque - Marcus Stone 1840-1921 artist lived here 1877-1921
Nathaniel Hawthorne Blue Plaque - Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864 American author stayed here in 1856
Charles Spurgeon Black Plaque - Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) preacher lived here
William Hazlitt Blue Plaque - William Hazlitt 1778-1830 essayist died here
Wells Coates Blue Plaque - Wells Coates 1895-1958 architect and designer lived here 1936-1956
Oscar Wilde Blue Plaque - Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 wit and dramatist lived here
William III And Rotten Row Blue Plaque - WR III  Rotten Row  The King's Old Road completed 1690.  This ride originally formed part of King William III's carriage drive from Whitehall to Kensington Palace. Its construction was supervised by the surveyor of their Majesties roads Captain Michael Studholme and it was the first lamp-lit road in the Kingdom. Designated as a public bridleway in the 1730's, Rotten Row is one of the most famous urban riding grounds in the world.  ER II  1990
Ivor Novello Blue Plaque - Ivor Novello 1893-1951 composer and actor-manager lived and died in a flat on the top floor of this building
Evelyn Baring Blue Plaque - Evelyn Baring 1st Earl of Cromer 1841-1917 colonial administrator lived and died here
Roger Bannister Blue Plaque - Sir Roger Bannister while a medical student at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School from 1951-54, trained on the cinder track on this site in preparation for the first under 4 minute mile run in Oxford on 6th May 1954.
Benjamin Disraeli Brown Plaque - Benjamin Disraeli  Earl of Beaconsfield born here 1804
José Rizal Blue Plaque - Dr José Rizal 1861-1896 writer and national hero of the Philippines lived here

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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

Ah! my poor dear child, the truth is, that in London it is always a sickly season. Nobody is healthy in London, nobody can be.

Jane Austen, Emma (1816)

I've been walking about London for the last thirty years, and I find something fresh in it every day.

Sir Walter Besant

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

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