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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

J. R. D. Braham Blue Plaque - Wing Commander J. R. D. 'Bob' Braham 1920-1974 RAF Fighter Pilot lived here as a boy
Stone Plaque № 42501 - During the Great War, 1914 - 18 this building was occupied by the Swedish war hospital for British wounded.
Edgar Allan Poe Brown Plaque - Edgar Allan Poe  1809-1849  writer and poet  was a pupil at the  Manor House School (1817-20),  which stood on this site
Toy Inn, London, Alexander Pope, William IV, Thomas Dunckerley, And 1 Other - The Site of the Toy Inn    An ancient Hostelry of Note    Built for Oliver Cromwell's Troops c, 1650  rebuilt c. 1700, demolished c. 1840, wherein Pope wrote the Rape of the Lock; the Duke of Clarence, afterwards William IV, formed & presided over his Toy Club; and Thomas Dunckerley founded the Masonic Lodge of Harmony 255 in 1785. The Lodge held here for 37 years, now erects this Tablet  July 1933
Vivian Stanshall Blue Plaque - Vivian Stanshall, lived down our street "Into and Outro" 1990-1995
Mansfield Cumming Blue Plaque - Sir Mansfield Cumming 1859-1923 First Chief of the Secret Service lived and worked here 1911-1922

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