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Historic Sites

Marie Stopes Blue Plaque - Marie Stopes  1880-1958  Promoter of  sex education  and birth control  lived here  1880-1892
Bronze Plaque № 31097 - H K Lewis & Co Ltd. Founded 1844 a4 136 Gower Street by Henry King Lewis. 24 Gower Place added 1907. Incorporated 1915. This building erected 1930-31.
Millicent Fawcett Blue Plaque - Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett 1847-1929 pioneer of women's suffrage lived and died here
Hugh Price Hughes Blue Plaque - Hugh Price Hughes 1847-1902 Methodist preacher lived and died here
Amy Johnson Blue Plaque - Amy Johnson 1903-1941 aviator lived here
Frederick John Horniman And John Horniman Blue Plaque - John Horniman 1803-1893 and Frederick John Horniman 1835-1906 tea merchants, collectors and public benefactors lived here
Sam Fay, Edgar Fay, And Marylebone Railway Station, London Green And Red Plaque - Marylebone station centenary 1899-1999  This plaque unveiled by   His Honour Edgar Fay Q.C.  Son of Sir Sam Fay, General Manager  of the Great Central Railway 1902-1922    15th March 1999
James Wolfe Blue Plaque - General James Wolfe 1727-1759 Victor of Quebec lived here
Lewis Cubitt And King's Cross Railway Station, London Blue Plaque - King's Cross station. Lewis Cubitt 1799-1883 architect. The station was opened in 1852 as the London terminus of the Great Northern Railway and was restored between 2008 and 2013 by Network Rail with support from the Railway Heritage Trust. The station is Listed Grade 1 and stands in the King's Cross & St Pancras Conservation Area. GNR
Black Plaque № 41398 - Alfred Harmsworth Lord Northcliffe 1865 - 1922 Newspaper founder and editor lived here 1870 - 1873
Edwin Saunders Blue Plaque - Sir Edwin Saunders 1814-1901 dentist to Queen Victoria lived and died here
Surrey Docks Fire Blue Plaque - Surrey Docks Fire On September 7th 1940 the docks were set on fire in the first raid of the Blitz
Nigel Gresley Blue Plaque - Sir Nigel Gresley 1876–1941 Locomotive Engineer had his office in this station 1923-1941
Eduard Suess Blue Plaque - In this house was born Eduard Suess (1831-1914) geologist economist statesman
Jane Wilde Blue Plaque - Lady Jane Francesca 'Speranza' Wilde 1821-1896 poet and essayist lived here 1887-1896
William Edward Hartpole Lecky Blue Plaque - W. E. H. Lecky (1838-1903), historian and essayist, lived and died here.
Dorothy Nevill Green Plaque - Lady Dorothy Nevill  1826-1913  horticulturist, collector,  writer and hostess  live here  1873-1913
Gregory De Rokesley Blue Plaque - In a house on this site lived Gregory de Rokesley eight times Mayor of London 1274-1281 and 1285

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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 your actions Inspire others to learn more, do more and become more, then you are a leader.

John Quincy Adams (American Statesman)

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

William Blake

If you have faith in yourself you have everything.

James WJ Wilson

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