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Historic Sites

Alan Turing Multicoloured Plaque - Alan Turing Code Breaker & Pioneer of Computer Science Love Lived Here 1912-1954
Aubrey Beardsley Blue Plaque - Aubrey Beardsley 1872-1898 artist lived here
David Edward Hughes Blue Plaque - David Edward Hughes 1831-1900 scientist and inventor of the microphone lived and worked here
Charles Manby Blue Plaque - Charles Manby 1804-1884 civil engineer lived here
Terracotta Plaque № 9994 - Letchford House. 16th Century Farmhouse, later the probable home of physician John Letchford, died 1666. Called Hatch End Farm in 19th Century. Sometime home of Harrow Central MP, Frank Bishop.
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.
Henry Austen And Jane Austen Blue Plaque - Jane Austen novelist, stayed with her brother Henry in a house on this site 1814-1815
Old Slaughters Coffee House And Royal Society For The Protection Of Animals Green Plaque - Site of Old Slaughters Coffee House where on 16th June 1824 was formed the society now known as RSPCA
Arthur Bliss Blue Plaque - Sir Arthur Bliss 1891-1975 composer lived here 1929-1939
Blue Plaque № 41379 - Pete Curran MP 1860-1910 The pioneering socialist, trade union leader and first Labour MP for Jarrow lived at 1 Pretoria Avenue, since demolished, during the latter part of his life.
Grey Plaque № 2937 - The world's first cash dispenser was installed  here 25 years ago on June 27, 1967
Robert Walpole, Edmund Kean, And Fountain Tavern, London Brown Plaque - In this court in the 18th century stood the Fountain Tavern where the political opponents of Sir Robert Walpole met using the title of the Fountain Club Also the Coal Hole the meeting place of the Wolf Club of which about 1826 Edmund Kean   was a leading member
British Broadcasting Corporation Black Plaque - British Broadcasting Corporation  1942 - 1957 From June 1942 for fifteen years. this building was the headquarters of the B.B.C. overseas services during the war direct broadcasts were made to America from the roof while air-raids were in progress.  The B.B.C. vacated the premises in November 1957
Blue Plaque № 4970 - The second Lord's Cricket Ground 1811-1813 Home of MCC was located close to this site
Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, And Joseph Paxton Multicoloured Plaque - Building designed by Joseph Paxton    First large scale prefabricated glass and iron building    Organised by  the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851    First world exposition of  innovation, technology and design    Supported by  HRH Prince Albert
John Groom Blue Plaque - John Groom 1845-1919 Philanthropist who founded workshops for disabled girls nearby lived here
Edward Grey Blue Plaque - Viscount Grey  of Falloden  Sir  Edward Grey  1862-1933  Foreign Secretary  lived here
Barnes Wallis Maroon Plaque - Sir Barnes Wallis CBE, FRS 1887-1979 Pioneer of aircraft design lived here 1892-1909

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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

London clubland divides itself between the St James's refuge for toffs, and the Conquest of Cool, for the arts and media.

Peter York

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

Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life.

Anthony Bourdain

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