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Historic Sites

Church Path, Mortlake Yellow Plaque - Church Path  This path forms part of an Old Straight Track from the village of Sheen to Mortlake church.  It was used for walking funerals until the 19th century when the railway cut across it.
Black Lion, London, Thomas Millwood, And Francis-Smith Black Plaque - Formerly known as the Black Lyon, a public house has stood on this site for well over 200 years.  Originally a piggery it is reputed that the pig farmer started brewing beer for himself and his friends - this proved so popular that it overtook his agricultural interests as his main occupation.  The Hammersmith Ghost started haunting Black Lion Lane an (sic) St. Paul's churchyard in 1804.  One night an excise officer Francis-Smith filled his blunderbuss with shot, and himself with ale before kill
Martin Shaw Brown Plaque - Martin Shaw O.B.E  1875–1958  Composer  Quiet Revolutionary  of English Music  lived here
Bronze Plaque № 42546 - The marks [+] placed on each side of this tablet indicate the position of an archway which for upwards of 130 years, from the first year of the reign of King Edward VI AD 1547 - until the year 1680 was the principal access to the House of Commons. which sat under a grant from that Monarch within the Chapel of St Stephen. Members approaching the House of Commons through this archway passed down the Cloister, which is built against the other side of this wall, ascended a flight of steps leading fr
James Henry Greathead Blue Plaque - James Henry Greathead 1844–96 Railway and tunnelling engineer lived here 1885-1889
Brown Plaque № 5190 - To mark the re-publication of Robert Baden-Powell's Scouting for Boys as part of Scouting's centenary celebrations
Marie Tussaud Bronze Plaque - Madame Tussaud  1761-1850
Edward Ardizzone Blue Plaque - Edward Ardizzone 1900-1979 artist and illustrator lived here 1920-1972
Black Plaque № 9211 - Yard Office. This little building is one of the few which survive from the days of the Surrey Commercial Dock Co. It was erected in 1902 when the Greenland Dock was doubled in length. Nobody is sure what it was used for.
Black Plaque № 39106 - Grand Buildings  Developed by Land Securities Plc  Contractor  Higgs and Hill  Architect   Sidell Gibson Partners  Completed February 1991
Anna Maria Garthwaite Blue Plaque - Anna Maria Garthwaite 1690-1763 designer of Spitalfields Silks lived and worked here
J. M. Barrie And Peter Pan Bronze Plaque - Peter Pan  The boy who would not grow up  Sculptor Sir George Frampton R.A. 1860-1928  This bronze, a gift of Sir James Barrie OM 1860-1937 the creator of Peter Pan, was placed here 1st may 1912
London Bridge Bronze Plaque - London Bridge  Rebuilt 1967-1973 by   the Corporation of London   from Bridge House Estates funds
Germaine Necker Blue Plaque - 1813-1814  Germaine Necker  Baronne de Staël-Holstein    Lived in a house on this site  during the last of her  ten years of exile
Kenneth Grahame Blue Plaque - Kenneth Grahame 1859-1932 author of "The Wind In The Willows" lived here 1901-8
Francis William Topham Black Plaque - Francis William Topham 1808-1877 painter in water colours, illustrator and engraver lived here
Elizabeth Gaskell Bronze Plaque - Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell 1810-1865 novelist born here
John Archer Blue Plaque - John Richard Archer 1863-1932 Mayor of Battersea who fought social and racial injustice 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

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

Anthony Bourdain

The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft a-gley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promis'd joy

Robert Burns

I don't look like someone who leans on a mantelpiece with a cocktail in my hand, you know.

Charles Bronson

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