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Historic Sites

Hilaire Belloc Blue Plaque - Hilaire Belloc 1870-1953 poet, essayist and historian, lived here 1900-1905
Ellen Terry Blue Plaque - Ellen Terry 1847-1928 actress lived here
First Postmarks In The World And General Letter Office Blue Plaque - Near this spot the General Letter Office stood in Post House Yard 1653-1666 Here were struck in 1661 the first postmarks in the world
Stanley S. A. Watkins And George Groves Film Cell Plaque - Stanley S. A. Watkins (1888-1975) George R. Groves (1901-1976)   The British electrical engineers who worked in America for Western Electric and Warner Bros. and played major roles in the development of 'Talking Pictures'.
Blue Plaque № 41375 - Edwardes Square 1811-1820   Partly built by a Frenchman, falsely rumoured to be an agent of Napoleon, derived its name from William Edwardes, 2nd Lord Kensington who then owned the land which was part of the Holland House Estate. An Act of Parliament was passed in 1819 for the maintenance of this late Georgian square
Guglielmo Marconi Grey Plaque - From this site Guglielmo Marconi made the first public transmission of wireless signals on 27 July 1896
Fountain Tavern, London Brown Plaque - This way was called  Fountain Court  until 1883 from the   Fountain Tavern  which stood on this site
Edward Lear Green Plaque - From 1859-1865 the poet, painter and traveller Edward Lear 1812 - 1888 made a house on this site his London home and studio. Lear Bicentenary 2012
Vera Brittain Green Plaque - Vera Brittain author 1893-1970 lived here 1923-1927
Horace Walpole Blue Plaque - Horace Walpole 1717-1797 man of letters lived here
Josephine Butler Blue Plaque - Josephine Butler 1828-1906 champion of women's rights lived here 1890-1893
Robert Stephenson Brown Plaque - Robert Stephenson (1803-1859), engineer, died here.
Battle Of Cable Street Red Plaque - The Battle of Cable Street  The people of East London  rallied to Cable Street on the  4th October 1936 and forced back  the march of the fascist  Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts  through the streets of  the East End.  They shall not pass
Blue Plaque № 9580 - Clerks' well.
Frederick John Horniman And John Horniman Blue Plaque - John Horniman 1803-1893 and Frederick John Horniman 1835-1906 tea merchants, collectors and public benefactors lived here
Tobias Matthay Blue Plaque - Tobias Matthay 1858-1945 teacher and pianist lived here
Jacqui Smith Blue Plaque - Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Home Secretary lived here 2008-Present while claiming £116,00 of taxpayers money on her 'second' home in Redditch. Best known for claiming expenses for her barbecue and husband's porn films.
Jane Wilde Blue Plaque - Lady Jane Francesca 'Speranza' Wilde 1821-1896 poet and essayist lived here 1887-1896

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Trivia and Facts

The tallest building in London is The Shard London Bridge - 309m (1,016ft)

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Until 1990 when One Canada Square was built the tallest structure in London was the Crystal Palace Transmitter

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The first Chinese restaurant in London opened in 1907

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Quotes

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World

William Ross Wallace

That's why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, enjoying the same music.

Jay Z

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)

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