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Historic Sites

Augustus Charles Pugin And Augustus Pugin Stone Plaque - Here lived the architects Augustus Charles Pugin born 1762 died 1832 Augustus Welby N. Pugin born 1812 died 1852
Kathleen Godfree Blue Plaque - Kathleen ('Kitty') Godfree née McKane 1898-1992 Lawn Tennis Champion lived here 1936-1992
Paul McCartney And Linda McCartney Blue Plaque - The Bag O'Nails Club  Paul McCartney met Linda Eastman here on the 15th May 1967
Plaque № 41851 - "The friend of liberty in evil times"   Robert Waithman   Lord Mayor - 1823-4  Sheriff - 1820-1  Member of Parliament - 1818-20, 1826-33  Died - 1833  This monument was erected by his friends and fellow-citizens
Mary Kingsley Blue Plaque - Mary Kingsley 1862-1900 traveller and ethnologist lived here as a child
Grey Plaque № 11583 - In memory of fifteen members of the Auxiliary Fire Service killed by enemy action in World War II near this site on the night of 9th/10th September 1940
Margaret Damer Dawson White Plaque - Margaret Damer Dawson lived here
John Summerson Blue Plaque - Sir John Summerson 1904-1992 architectural historian lived here from 1949 until his death
Brown Plaque № 12891 - Historic Southwark  Here was 'Stones End' where Town Street met the old Turnpike Road.  One of the Parliamentary Forts erected to defend London during the Civil War stood here.
Plaque № 47000 - There was not one straight floor from the foundation to the roof; the ceilings were so fantastically clouded by smoke and dust that old women might have told fortunes in them better than in grouts of tea
Siegfried Sassoon Multicoloured Plaque - Siegfried Sassoon Writer Love Lived Here 1925-1932
Henry Wyndham Phillips And Artists Rifles White Plaque - The Artists Rifles was formed here at the studio of Henry Wyndham Phillips 1860
Paul De Lamerie Green Plaque - Paul de Lamerie 1688-1751 The King's Silversmith lived and worked in a house on this site 1738-1751
Blue Plaque № 9635 - The Playground opposite was part of Bury Field or Church Common enclosed 1850
Christina Rossetti Bronze Plaque - Here lived and died Christina Georgina Rossetti poetess born 1830:died 1894
Stone Plaque № 49153 - You are free!
Thomas Lawrence Bronze Plaque - Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. lived here. Born 1769 Died 1830
Vera Brittain And Winifred Holtby Blue Plaque - Vera Brittain 1893-1970 Winifred Holtby 1898-1935 writers and reformers lived here

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Trivia and Facts

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

London is the most populous city in the European Union with a population of 8,787,892 as of June 2017

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Quotes

Whoever attaches a lot of value to the opinions of others pays them too much honour.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Anthony Bourdain

London ... a great jiving funkapolitan

Boris Johnson

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