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Historic Sites

Sydney Smith Brown Plaque - Sydney Smith 1771-1845 author and wit lived here
Fowell Buxton And Edward Buxton Black Plaque - In this house 1840 - 1867 resided Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton and Edward North Buxton who took a prominent part in the preservation of Epping Forest for the use of the people The Women's section of the Borough of Leyton Ratepayers Association record their appreciation of that great service by this tablet. Erected August 19th 1930.
Annie Besant Blue Plaque - Annie Besant 1847-1933 social reformer lived here in 1874
Nahum Sokolow Blue Plaque - President of the World Zionist Organisation Dr Nahum Sokolow Statesman and Author Lived and Worked here from 1921 to 1936
Charles Dickens Blue Plaque - Charles Dickens 1812-1870 Author Stayed here in 1832
Samuel Smiles Blue Plaque - Samuel Smiles 1812-1904 author of Self Help lived here
Blue Plaque № 12760 - The first ever Pizza Express opened here
Terry-Thomas Blue Plaque - Terry-Thomas   1911-1990   Comedy actor   lived here   1949-1981
Henry Austen And Jane Austen Blue Plaque - Jane Austen novelist, stayed with her brother Henry in a house on this site 1814-1815
Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe, And Michael Bentine Brushed Metal Plaque - Peter Sellers Spike Milligan Harry Secombe Michael Bentine The Goon Show 1951 - 1960 first exploded here
Abbey Street Bridge, London And George Thomas Landmann Blue Plaque - Bermondsey  Abbey Street Bridge  Designed by  Colonel George Thomas Landmann  Royal Engineers  (1780-1854)  The bridge is Grade II listed, and the central part was completed in 1836 for the London & Greenwich Railway, London's first railway line.
Alphonse Normandy Blue Plaque - Dr Alphonse Normandy (1809-1864) Analytical Chemist and Desalination Pioneer lived and worked here 1850-1859.
Blue Plaque № 41051 - A.V.Roe 1877 - 1958 Under these arches Alliott Verdon Roe assembled his AVRO No. 1 triplane. In July 1909 he made the first all-British powered flight from Walthamstow Marsh.
Robert Donat Blue Plaque - Robert Donat 1905-1958 actor lived here
Elizabeth David Blue Plaque - Elizabeth David 1913-1992 Cookery Writer lived and worked here 1947-1992
Robert Milligan Bronze Plaque - To perpetuate the memory of  Robert Milligan  a Merchant of London,  to whose genius, perseverance and guardian care  the surrounding great work principally owes  it's design, accomplishment and regulation.  The Directors and Proprietors,  deprived by his death   on the 21st May, 1809  on the continuance of his invaluable services,  by their unanimous vote  have caused this statue to be erected.
Royal Horticultural Society, John Hatchard, And Hatchards Brass Plaque - At Messrs. Hatchard's in a house on this site the Royal Horticultural Society was founded on the 7th March 1804
Charles Dickens Blue Plaque - Charles Dickens 1812-1870 writer, journalist and social reformer

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Trivia and Facts

The exact centre of London is marked by a plaque in the Church of St Martin's-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square.

Evening Standard

The site of Tyburn Tree, London's infamous public gallows - where an estimated 50,000 people were hanged - is now a traffic island at the junction of Marble Arch and Edgware Road.

Evening Standard

It is illegal in London to have sex on a parked motorcycle, beat a carpet in a public park, or impersonate a Chelsea pensioner - the latter offence is still theoretically punishable by death.

Evening Standard

Quotes

But I have had to give up certain things in my life. One is shopping. Two is lunch with the girls. Three is cocktail parties, and four is studying my lines.

Joan Collins

Writing a novel is not method acting and I find it easy to step out of it at cocktail hour.

Bret Easton Ellis

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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