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Historic Sites

John Galsworthy Blue Plaque - John Galsworthy (1867-1933), novelist and Playwright, lived here 1918-1933.
Rosa Lewis Green Plaque - Rosa Lewis  1867-1952  Chef de cuisine  and hotelier  dramatised as  'The Duchess of Duke Street'  ruled the Cavendish  hotel in a building  on this site
Grand Lodge Of English Freemasons Blue Plaque - Near this site The Grand Lodge of English Freemasons first met in 1717
Charles Fort White Plaque - Charles Fort (1874-1932) American founder of Forteanism, the study of anomalous phenomena lived here 1921-1928
Charles Coward Blue Plaque - Charles Coward  1905 – 1976  Rescuer of  prisoners from  Auschwitz  lived here  1945 - 1976
William Nicholson Bronze Plaque - William Nicholson (1824-1909) Distiller, politican, cricket player, benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded them. William Nicholson was a Victorian all-rounder - a businessman, MP and sporting hero. He played first-class cricket, ran the family's distilling business, and financed Lord's Cricket Ground and its famous pavilion. In 1873, William revitalised a collection of characterful alehouse
Emmeline Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, And Frederick Pethick-Lawrence  - Here were the headquarters of the women social and political union known as "The Suffragettes" led by Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst. Here also lived Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, who with her husband played an invaluable part in building up the organisation and edited "Votes for Women".
Rabindranath Tagore Blue Plaque - Rabindranath Tagore 1861-1941 Indian poet stayed here in 1912
Ernest Raymond Black Plaque - Ernest Raymond Novelist 1888-1974 Author of more than fifty books including We The Accused lived at 22 The Pryors 1941-1974
Jawaharlal Nehru Blue Plaque - Jawaharlal Nehru 1889-1964 first Prime Minister of India lived here in 1910 and 1912
Status Quo Black Plaque - Status Quo first gigged here 1967 at the Welcome Inn
Louis MacNeice Blue Plaque - Louis MacNeice 1907-1963 poet lived here 1947-1952
Kenneth Williams Blue Plaque - Kenneth Williams 1926-1988 comic actor lived here in Flat 62 1963-1970
Karl Popper Blue Plaque - Sir Karl Popper 1902-1994 philosopher lived here 1945-1950
Samuel Romilly Black Plaque - Sir Samuel Romilly Knt, Solicitor-General 1806 occupied chambers here 1778-1791
Gerard Manley Hopkins Black Plaque - Gerard Manley Hopkins, poet, born 28th July 1844, died 8th June 1889, was born and lived at 87 The Grove Stratford near this site until 1851/2.  'Loathed for a love men knew in them,  Banned by the land of their birth,  Rhine refused them.  Thames would ruin them;  Surf, snow, river and earth  Gnashed: but thou art above, thou Orion of light.'  From: Stanza 21 'The Wreck of the Deutschland'
Guglielmo Marconi Blue Plaque - Guglielmo Marconi 1874-1937 the pioneer of wireless communications lived here in 1896-1897
Sigmund Freud Blue Plaque - Sigmund Freud 1856-1939 founder of Psychoanalysis lived here in 1938-1939

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Trivia and Facts

The Houses of Parliament has 1,000 rooms, 100 staircases, 11 courtyards, eight bars and six restaurants - none of them open to the public. The Palace of Westminster was sited by the river so it could not be totally surrounded by a mob.

Evening Standard

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

The site of Tyburn Tree, London's infamous public gallows - where an estimated 50,000 people were hanged - is now a traffic island at the junction of Marble Arch and Edgware Road.

Evening Standard

Quotes

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

Sir Walter Besant

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.

Prince

Twenty bridges from Tower to Kew (twenty bridges or twenty-two); wanted to know what the river knew. For they were young and the Thames was old; and this is the tale that the River told...

Rudyard Kipling

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