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Historic Sites

William Morris And Edward Lloyd Blue Plaque - William Morris 1834-1896 lived here 1848-1856. Edward Lloyd Publisher lived here 1857-1885
Charles De Gaulle Blue Plaque - General Charles De Gaulle President of the French National Committee set up the Headquarters of the Free French Forces here in 1940
Alfred Bestall Blue Plaque - Alfred Bestall 1892-1986 illustrator of Rupert Bear lived here 1936-1966
Henry Dudley Brass Plaque - In a house on this site  The Revd. Sir Henry Bate Dudley, Bt, M.A., LL.d., J.P.  1745 - 1824  lived 1802 - 1816    Critic, Playwright, first journalist to be designated Editor   Founder with David Garrick et al. 2 November 1772  of    The Morning Post  (Merged with The Daily Telegraph in 1937)    also founder of  The Morning Herald  1780 - 1869
Thomas Guy Grey Plaque - Thomas Guy 1644/5-1724 who built and endowed Guy's Hospital was born at No.7 Pritchard Alley close to this site. Dare quam accipere
Blue Plaque № 10024 - Site of the Roman pottery of Sulloniacae c.65-160 AD
Dositey Obradovich White Plaque - Here lived in 1784 Dositey Obradovich 1742-1811 Eminent Serbian man of letters first Minister of Education in Serbia
Sake Dean Mahomed And Hindoostane Coffee House Green Plaque - Site of Hindoostane Coffee House 1810 London's first Indian restaurant owned by Sake Dean Mahomed 1759-1851
Edward Turner Blue Plaque - Edward Turner 1901-1973 engineer and designer of Triumph motorcycles, the Ariel Square Four and the Daimler V8 engine. Lived and worked here in the early 1920s.
Lloyds Coffee House Blue Plaque - Site of Lloyds Coffee House 1691-1785
John Betjeman Blue Plaque - Sir John Betjeman  1906-1984  Poet Laureate lived here
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
Benjamin Waugh Blue Plaque - Rev. Benjamin Waugh founder of the NSPCC served as founder-minister of this church 1883-1887
Hugh Price Hughes Blue Plaque - Hugh Price Hughes 1847-1902 Methodist preacher lived and died here
John Henry Newman Stone Plaque - Here in early life lived   John Henry   Cardinal Newman  Born 1801  Died 1890
Ellen Terry Brown Plaque - Ellen Terry  The great actress  lived here  from  1904 to 1920
Osbert Sitwell Blue Plaque - Sir Osbert Sitwell Bt CH Author and Essayist lived here 1919-63
Alan Cobham Blue Plaque - Sir Alan Cobham 1894-1973 aviator was born here

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Trivia and Facts

The first Chinese restaurant in London opened in 1907

Wikipedia

There is a 19th century time capsule under the base of Cleopatra's Needle - the 68ft, 3,450-year-old obelisk on the Embankment - containing a set of British currency, a railway guide, a Bible, and 12 portraits of "the prettiest English ladies".

Evening Standard

The architect of the Oxo Tower, forbidden from including an electrified advertising hoarding in the building, instead incorporated the company's name in the windows on all four sides.

Evening Standard

Quotes

If you have faith in yourself you have everything.

James WJ Wilson

The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.

Oscar Wilde

I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.

W.C. Fields

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