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Spencer House, London
Spencer House

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

0.22km

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

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Clarence House
Clarence House

Clarence House, London, SW1A 1BA

0.22km

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

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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA

0.46km

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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Banqueting House, Whitehall
Banqueting House, Whitehall

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

0.46km

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

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Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House

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

0.48km

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

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Queen's Gallery
Queen's Gallery

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

0.57km

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

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Handel House Museum
Handel House Museum

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

0.59km

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

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Apsley House
Apsley House

Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NT

0.71km

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

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Jewel Tower
Jewel Tower

Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London, SW1P 3JX

0.72km

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

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Lambeth Palace
Lambeth Palace

Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU

1.04km

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

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Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House

Dr Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London, EC4A 3DE

1.32km

18th-century townhouse home of 18th-century English writer Samuel JohnsonRead more

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Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX

1.43km

Mid-19th century period house with original papers, furniture and items relating to author Charles DickensRead more

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Mansion House, London
Mansion House

Mansion House, London, Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BH

2.04km

Guided tours of the public rooms of the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London, includes city...Read more

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Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House

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

2.14km

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

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575 Wandsworth Road
575 Wandsworth Road

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

2.59km

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

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18 Stafford Terrace
Stafford Terrace

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

2.64km

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

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Soseki Museum in London
Soseki Museum in London

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

2.89km

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

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Blue Plaques in London

Edwin Arnold Blue Plaque - Sir Edwin Arnold (1832-1904), poet and journalist, lived and died here.
Geoffrey Chaucer, John Of Valois, John Of Gaunt, And Edward Of Woodstock Grey Plaque - Here John of Valois King of France when brought to England as a captive by the Black Prince after the Battle of Poitiers, was entertained as a prisoner of war, and died on April 8th 1364. Also in the Palace of The Savoy, Geoffrey Chaucer first great English poet, came to dine many times with John of Gaunt, and here wrote many of his poems
Jack Hobbs Blue Plaque - Sir Jack Hobbs 1882-1963 cricketer lived here
Bronze Plaque № 9294 - These figures known as  The Burghers of Calais  commemorate six citizens of that town who offered themselves to Edward III after he had vainly besieged their town for nearly a year in 1347.  The story goes that their lives were spared on the intercession of Edward's queen Philippa of Hainault
Edwin Duncan Sandys Green Plaque - Lord Duncan-Sandys 1908-1987 politician and statesman lived here 1945-1986
Isaac Newton Stone Plaque - Sir Isaac Newton  Lived in a house on this site  1710-1727

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