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Historic Sites

Jane Arbuthnot, Stephen Dodd, Noel Lane, And The Harrods Bombing Marble Plaque - Here fell Insp Stephen Dodd PS Noel Lane WPC Jane Arbuthnot 17th December 1983
William Wilberforce Blue Plaque - Site of   Hendon Park   residence of   William Wilberforce   from   1826-1831
George Eliot Blue Plaque - "George Eliot" novelist lived here
Clement Attlee Blue Plaque - Clement Richard Attlee 1883-1967 Prime Minister lived here
Charles Booth Blue Plaque - Charles Booth 1840-1916 pioneer in social research lived here
Marie Tempest Blue Plaque - Dame Marie Tempest 1864-1942 actress lived here 1899-1902
Theodor Fontane Blue Plaque - Theodor Fontane (1819-1898), German writer and novelist, lived here 1857-1858
Graham Hill Blue Plaque - Graham Hill 1929-1975 World Champion Racing Driver lived here 1960-1972
Samuel Taylor Coleridge Blue Plaque - Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772-1834 poet and philosopher lived here
Black Plaque № 2809 - The Watch House  In the 1830's the newly formed  Hampstead Police Force  set out on its patrol & nightly watch  from this house
Christina Rossetti Bronze Plaque - Here lived and died Christina Georgina Rossetti poetess born 1830:died 1894
Blue Plaque № 12760 - The first ever Pizza Express opened here
The Clink Blue Plaque - The Clink.    Most notorious medieval prison
Charles Lamb Grey Plaque - Charles Lamb was born in the chambers which formerly stood here 10 February 1775. "Cheerful Crown Office Row (place of my kindly engendure)...a man would give something to have been born in such places"
Joseph Hansom Blue Plaque - Joseph Aloysius Hansom 1803-1882 architect, founder editor of 'The Builder' and inventor of the Hansom Cab lived here
Edward Johnston Brown Plaque - Railway Heritage Feature    Richmond Station sign   (c1935-38)    This vitreous enamel sign stood, for many years, outside Richmond Richmond mainline station. Photographic evidence shows it in place by the late 1930s and it appears to have been removed during the 1970s.  The date of manufacture can certainly be better understood given the overall design and various styles of lettering and logos it shows.    During the 1930s, when the new London Transport (formed in 1933) experimented with variou
Edward Russell Grey Plaque - Here lived and died  Admiral  Edward Russell  Earl of Orford  born 1653 died 1727
Alec Guinness Film Cell Plaque - Sir Alec Guinness  In recognition of  his unique contribution to  British Cinema

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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

We need to make it safe to cycle across London. Why not pedestrianise parts of London like Oxford Street and Parliament Square? I intend to plant 200 million trees across London in my term as mayor.

Sadiq Khan

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

Hippocrates

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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