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Blue Plaques in London

Black Plaque № 9211 - Yard Office. This little building is one of the few which survive from the days of the Surrey Commercial Dock Co. It was erected in 1902 when the Greenland Dock was doubled in length. Nobody is sure what it was used for.
Blue Plaque № 9659 - Highams Park Signal Box. Locally Listed building. Erected in 1925 by the London and North Eastern Railway Company and one of the few that survive on the Chingford line today. Saved from demolition in 2002 it is now leased to the Highams Park Signal Box Association
White Plaque № 41744 - St M I. James Wagstaff, John Savage, John Shadgett churchwardens 1855
Brass Plaque № 30003 - Site of the French hospital founded by Royal Charter in 1718 to house the poor or infirm of French Huguenot descent. In 1866 the hospital was moved to Hackney and in 1960 to Rochester in Kent
Charles Manby Blue Plaque - Charles Manby 1804-1884 civil engineer lived here
Black Plaque № 11371 - Boundary Stone    This stone marks the boundary between St. Mary's parish, Rotherhithe and St. Paul's parish, Deptford. Until 1899 this was also the Kent - Surrey boundary. The stone was on a bridge over the Earl Creek nearby, but was relocated here in 1988.
Green Plaque № 3009 - Savoy Theatre opened in 1881 the Savoy Theatre was the first public building in the world to be lit throughout by electricity
John Adams, Abigail Adams, And Abigail Adams Bronze Plaque - In this house lived John Adams First American Minister to Great Britain, May 1785 to March 1788 afterwards Second President of the United States.  From here his daughter Abigail was married to Colonel William Stephens-Smith, First Secretary of the Legation and an Officer in the Revolutionary Army on Washington's staff. John Adams and Abigail, his wife through character and personality, did much to create understanding between the two English-speaking countries.   In their memory this tablet is p
Dante Gabriel Rossetti Blue Plaque - Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882 poet and painter was born here
Charles Cruft Green Plaque - Charles Alfred Cruft dog show promoter lived near here 1913 - 1938
Charles James Fox Blue Plaque - Charles James Fox 1749-1806 statesman lived here
Tony Hancock Blue Plaque - Tony Hancock 1924-1968 Comedian lived here 1952 - 1958
Oscar Wilde Blue Plaque - Oscar Wilde 1854-1900 wit and dramatist lived here
Richard Todd Film Cell Plaque - Richard Todd Resident Star Elstree Studios The Dam Busters and many others 1948-1962
Ernst Gombrich Blue Plaque - E. H. Gombrich 1909 - 2001 Art Historian lived here 1952 - 2001
Henry Gray Brown Plaque - Henry Gray 1827-1861 anatomist lived here
Duchess Theatre, London And Noël Coward Black Plaque - Duchess Theatre The Duchess Theatre began a distinguished career as a home for both drama and comedy when it opened with the war play "Tunnel Trench" in 1929. Prominent productions have included the 1936 London debut of T S Eliot's "Murder In The Cathedral" and Noël Coward's "Blithe Spirit" in 1942
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

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

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The first Thai restaurant in London opened in 1967 in Kensington, 60 years after the first Chinese restaurant

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Quotes About London & Life

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.

Prince

We need to make it safe to cycle across London. Why not pedestrianise parts of London like Oxford Street and Parliament Square? I intend to plant 200 million trees across London in my term as mayor.

Sadiq Khan

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

William Blake

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