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Historic Sites

Michele Manze Blue Plaque - M. Manze The oldest surviving eel and pie house. First opened in 1892
The Clink Blue Plaque - The Clink.    Most notorious medieval prison
Charles Fort Blue Plaque - Charles Fort 1874-1932 American writer and founder of Forteanism, the study of anomalous phenomena, lived here 1921-1928
Ernest George Brushed Metal Plaque - Sir Ernest George (1839–1922) architect lived here
Black Plaque № 40335 - The Waterloo Way   On Sunday 18th June 1815 the Anglo-Dutch army under the command of the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian army led by Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher defeated Napoleon Bonaparte's army at the Battle of Waterloo eight miles south of Brussels in Belgium. This victory was a defining moment in European history.    The official dispatch with the news of the victory was carried to England by the Honourable Major Henry Percy, 14th Light Dragoons, an aide de camp to the D
Morell Mackenzie Black Plaque - Sir Morell Mackenzie was born here July 7th A.D. 1837
Frank Matcham Black Plaque - Frank Matcham (1854-1920)   theatre architect  designed this theatre
Great Synagogue Blue Plaque - The Great Synagogue stood near this site until 1272
Ugo Foscolo Blue Plaque - Ugo Foscolo 1778-1827 Italian poet and patriot lived here 1817-1818
Stevie Smith Blue Plaque - Stevie Smith 1902-1971 poet lived here, 1906-1971
Blue Plaque № 42426 - Site of the Coachmakers' Hall 1703 - 1940
Sex Pistols Blue Plaque - First gig Sex Pistols November 6th 1975 'Unplugged'
Charles Dickens Blue Plaque - This building housed the offices of Charles Dickens' magazine 'All The Year Round' and his private apartments 1859-1870
John Wesley Blue Plaque - John Wesley (1703-1791) lived here
William Vincent Terracotta Plaque - In 1810 William Vincent (1739-1815), Dean of Westminster and formerly head master of Westminster School, paid a ploughman to mark out ten acres of playing fields for the pupils from the open ground known as Tothill Fields. At the school, Vincent Square is still called 'Fields'.
John Groom Blue Plaque - John Groom 1845-1919 Philanthropist who founded workshops for disabled girls nearby lived here
Jean Sibelius Blue Plaque - Jean Sibelius 1865-1957 composer lived here in 1909
Jessie Matthews Green Plaque - Jessie Matthews OBE 1907-1981 musical comedy star of stage and films was born in Berwick Street

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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

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

Some hae meat and canna eat, -- And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit

Robert Burns

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

Prince

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