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Blue Plaques in London

John Keats And Thomas Hammond Blue Plaque - On  this site  formerly stood  the cottage in which  the poet  John Keats  served his apprenticeship  (1811 – 1815)  to Thomas Hammond  a surgeon of  this parish
Plaque № 40664 - In memory of the sixteen Belgian refugees and the three British citizens who died on this platform during the air raid of 13 October 1940
Frederick Bremer Blue Plaque - Frederick Bremer 1872 - 1941. Between 1892-1894 in a small workshop in the garden of this house, Fred Bremer and Tom Bates constructed the first British car powered by an internal combustion engine. In 1931 he donated it to Vestry House Museum where it can still be seen today
Joe Orton Green Plaque - John Kingsley Orton (Joe Orton) 1933-1967 playwright lived here 1960-1967
John Skinner Prout Blue Plaque - John Skinner Prout  1805-1876  Artist and Lithographer  Lived here  1838 to 1840
Charles Eamer Kempe Blue Plaque - Charles Eamer Kempe 1837-1907 stained glass artist lived and worked here
Green Plaque № 49080 - Paddington Bear As described in Michael Bond's best-selling book, 'A Bear Called Paddington', Paddington Bear first arrived at Paddington Station in 1958. Scenes from his first big-screen adventure 'Paddington. were filmed here at the station in the autumn of 2013.
Edward Russell Grey Plaque - Here lived and died  Admiral  Edward Russell  Earl of Orford  born 1653 died 1727
Pontefract Castle, London Bronze Plaque - Pontefract Castle. The 'Pontefract Castle' on Widmore St. (built between 1719 and 1746) got its name like many other buildings, streets and squares in Marylebone, they are named after the people who built up the area, the estates they held and their family titles.  The Duke of Newcastle had held Pontefract Castle in West Yorkshire for the King in 1642 during the English Civil War and it was John Cavendish Holles, Duke of Newcastle who had begun building the area in Marylebone in 1708.
Billy Fury Blue Plaque - Billy Fury 1940-1983 Singer lived here
Jacqui Smith Blue Plaque - Rt Hon Jacqui Smith, Home Secretary lived here 2008-Present while claiming £116,00 of taxpayers money on her 'second' home in Redditch. Best known for claiming expenses for her barbecue and husband's porn films.
John Vanbrugh Blue Plaque - Sir John Vanbrugh architect and dramatist designed this house and lived here c. 1719-26
Kate Greenaway Blue Plaque - Kate Greenaway   1846-1901   artist   lived & died here
Jacob Epstein Blue Plaque - The house of Sir Jacob Epstein Sculptor lived and died here 1929-1959
Margot Fonteyn Blue Plaque - Dame Margot Fonteyn 1919-1991 Prima Ballerina Assoluta lived here in Flat 9
Henry Hall Green Plaque - Henry Hall  1898-1989  Dance band director  and impresario  Pioneer of BBC popular  music (1924-1964)  lived here  1959-1981
Frank Dyson Blue Plaque - Sir Frank Dyson 1868-1939 Astronomer Royal lived here 1894-1906
Herbert Howells Blue Plaque - Herbert Howells  1892-1983  Composer  and  Teacher  lived here  1946-1983

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London Trivia & Facts

Robert Burns wrote Auld Lang Syne (he added new lyrics to a traditional Scottish tune) and A Red, Red Rose

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London has four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site of the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, & St Margaret's Church; and an area of Greenwich home to the Royal Observatory

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London is the most populous city in the European Union with a population of 8,787,892 as of June 2017

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Quotes About London & Life

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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

John Quincy Adams (American Statesman)

I saw someone peeing in Jermyn Street the other day. I thought, is this the end of civilization as we know it? Or is it simply someone peeing in Jermyn Street?

Alan Bennett

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