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Historic Sites

Charles Babbage Blue Plaque - Charles Babbage 1791 to 1871 Mathematical genius, astronomer, inventor and "Father of Computing"
William Edward Hartpole Lecky Blue Plaque - W. E. H. Lecky (1838-1903), historian and essayist, lived and died here.
Jeremy Bentham Green Plaque - Jeremy Bentham philosopher and reformer 1748-1832 lived in a house on this site
Scipio Africanus Mussabini Blue Plaque - Scipio Africanus Mussabini 1867-1927 athletics Coach lived here
Dorothy Nevill Green Plaque - Lady Dorothy Nevill  1826-1913  horticulturist, collector,  writer and hostess  live here  1873-1913
Special Operations Executive Green Plaque - SOE 1940-1946  This was the HQ of the Special Operations Executive  A secret service which supported resistance in all enemy-occupied countries
St Thomas The Apostle Church, London Blue Plaque - Site of St Thomas The Apostle Church destroyed by The Great Fire 1666
James Monger, James Monger Jr, Josiah Child, Edmund Halsey, And 6 Other - Site of the Anchor Brewery. List of brewers: The Monger Family 1616-1670 Josiah Child 1670-1693 Edmund Halsey MP 1693-1729 Ralph Thrale 1729-1758 Henry Thrale 1758-1781 Barclay, Perkins & Co. 1781-1955 Courage Ltd. 1955-1986
Frederick Denison Maurice Blue Plaque - Frederick  Denison  Maurice  1805-1872  Christian Philosopher  and Educationalist  lived here  1862-1866
Nathan Pass Blue Plaque - Nathan Pass  18-01-1973 to 27-01-2014  As part of Somers Town Community  Loved and respected by family and friends  We will never forget you.
Lillie Langtry Blue Plaque - Lillie Langtry 1852-1929 actress lived here
James Smithson Blue Plaque - James Smithson 1764-1829 scientist, founder of the Smithsonian Institution lived here
Herbert Henry Asquith Blue Plaque - Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith 1852-1928 statesman lived here
Boundary Line Stone Plaque - 165 The Boundary Line / St.P.P. extends / 35ft 6 ins eastwards / xxx the face of this st xxx / 1853
Unity Theatre, London Slate Plaque - Unity Theatre 1936-1975 A theatre run for the people by the people
Henry Cotton Blue Plaque - Henry Cotton 1907-1987 champion golfer lived here
Robert Hooke Blue Plaque - Robert Hooke 1635-1703 Eminent Early Scientist first laid to rest here
Cecil Hepworth And James Williamson Green Plaque - Between 1897-1915 Cecil Court became the heart of the early British film industry and was known as Flicker Alley. British film pioneers Cecil Hepworth & James Williamson had offices here, alongside international companies such as Gaumont, Nordisk and Vitagraph

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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

Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.

Orson Welles

I don’t know what London’s coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.

Noel Coward

I don't look like someone who leans on a mantelpiece with a cocktail in my hand, you know.

Charles Bronson

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