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Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House, Carlyle's House, London, SW3

0.71km

Operated by the National Trust, Victorian period townhouse home of historian and philosopher Thomas CarlyleRead more

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18 Stafford Terrace
Stafford Terrace
18 Stafford Terrace, 18 Stafford Terrace, London, W8 7BH

1.04km

Also known as Linley Sambourne House, home of the Victorian Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, features much...Read more

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Apsley House
Apsley House
Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NT

1.18km

Operated by English Heritage, also known as Wellington Museum, home of The Duke of Wellington, significant...Read more

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Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

1.44km

Exhibitions of items from the Royal Collection, located at Buckingham PalaceRead more

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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

1.5km

Official London residence of the British monarch, public tours of the state rooms, includes Queen's Gallery and Royal...Read more

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Spencer House, London
Spencer House
Spencer House, London, 27 Saint James's Place, London, SW1A 1NR

1.67km

18th-century mansion with restored state rooms and gardenRead more

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Clarence House
Clarence House
Clarence House, London, SW1A 1BA

1.7km

Official residence of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of CornwallRead more

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Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum, 25 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HB

1.79km

18th century period townhouse, home of baroque composer George Frideric HandelRead more

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Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London, SW1P 3JX

2.1km

Operated by English Heritage, one of only two surviving sections of the mediaeval royal Palace of Westminster,...Read more

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Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall, Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2ER

2.21km

17th century ornate building used for entertaining, designed by Inigo Jones, only remaining component of the Palace...Read more

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575 Wandsworth Road
575 Wandsworth Road
575 Wandsworth Road, 575 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 3JD

2.24km

Operated by the National Trust, 18th century terrace house with interiors designed by Kenyan poet and civil...Read more

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Soseki Museum in London
Soseki Museum in London
Soseki Museum in London, 80 The Chase, London, SW4 0NG

2.29km

London home of Japanese author Natsume Sōseki[18]Read more

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Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House, 36 Craven Street, London, WC2N 5NF

2.33km

18th-century house where Benjamin Franklin lived for 16 years, exhibits on his life, science activitiesRead more

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Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU

2.36km

Tours of the official London residence of the Archbishop of CanterburyRead more

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Fulham Palace
Fulham Palace
Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, London, SW6 6EA

2.4km

Mediaeval former residence of the Bishop of London, also art galleryRead more

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7 Hammersmith Terrace
7 Hammersmith Terrace
7 Hammersmith Terrace, 7 Hammersmith Terrace, London, W6 9TS

2.93km

Former home of Emery Walker, friend and mentor to William Morris, house features Arts and Crafts style interiorRead more

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Blue Plaques in London

Harry Bell Measures And Lancaster Gate Brown Plaque - Lancaster Gate platforms  Architect Harry Bell Measures , 1900  These platforms were the last substantial examples of the original Central London Railway design dating from the opening of this section of the line in 1900.   In keeping with this original design, London Underground has used plain white tiles during the modernisation of this station in 2006.  The original tiles can still be seen at high level on both platforms, above the track.
James Joseph Mallon Blue Plaque - Dr Jimmy Mallon 1874-1961 warden of Toynbee Hall, champion of social reform lived here
Frederick Denison Maurice Blue Plaque - Frederick  Denison  Maurice  1805-1872  Christian Philosopher  and Educationalist  lived here  1862-1866
Thomas Cubitt Blue Plaque - Thomas Cubitt 1788-1855 Master Builder lived here
John Lawrence Hammond And Barbara Hammond Blue Plaque - J. L. Hammond and Barbara Hammond social historians lived here 1906-1913
Claude Duval, Flora Tea Gardens And Skittle Alley, And The Swan, London Black Plaque - The Swan is the last relic of Flora Tea Gardens and Skittle Alley and stood on this site for over 300 years. The first documented evidence of a licensed Inn keeper is on a licensed victualler list for 1721. As a coaching Inn it is reputed to have been the final drinking place for victims of the gibbet of Tyburn Gallows which we now know as Marble Arch. Claude Duval the famous highwayman who was very active on the London to Edinburgh Road is alleged to have had his final drink here before being h

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