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Leighton House Museum
Leighton House Museum

Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ

Victorian house of painter Frederic, Lord Leighton, features paintings, sculpture, Middle Eastern tilesRead more

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Dr Johnson's House
Dr Johnson's House

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

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

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Florence Nightingale Museum
Florence Nightingale Museum

Florence Nightingale Museum, 2 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EW

Life and nursing work of Florence NightingaleRead more

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Sherlock Holmes Museum
Sherlock Holmes Museum

Sherlock Holmes Museum, 221b Baker Street, London, NW1 6XE

Dedicated to the fictional detective Sherlock HolmesRead more

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Benjamin Franklin House
Benjamin Franklin House

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

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

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Avenue House
Stephens Collection

Avenue House, 17 East End Road, London, N3 3QE

Life of Dr Henry Stephens, inventor of an indelible blue-black ink, and his son Henry Charles Stephens, their ink...Read more

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Dorich House
Dorich House

Dorich House, London, SW15 3SE

Former studio of the Estonian sculptor Dora Gordine, with a collection of her works and of Russian Imperial art. Part...Read more

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Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare
Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare

Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton Court Road, London, TW12 2EJ

18th century folly built by actor David Garrick to celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare, includes display on...Read more

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Heath Robinson Museum
Heath Robinson Museum

Heath Robinson Museum, 50 West End Lane, London, HA5 1AE

Life and work of cartoonist Heath RobinsonRead more

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Kelmscott House
Kelmscott House Museum

Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, London, W6 9TA

London home of William Morris, exhibits of his designsRead more

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Blue Plaques in London

Christopher Jones And Mayflower Blue Plaque - Sailing of the Mayflower In 1620 the Mayflower sailed from Rotherhithe on the first stage of its epic voyage to America In command was Captain Christopher Jones of Rotherhithe
Brown Plaque № 43662 - Kirkaldy Testing Works   This building was built in 1874 for David Kirkaldy (1820-1897). In 1857 Kirkaldy helped form the Institution of Engineers in Scotland and was the first person to set up a load testing machine for construction materials powerful enough to deal with the largest specimens. The original 48 foot long machine, able to apply a load of over 300 tones, is still in position today.
Herbert Chapman Blue Plaque - Herbert Chapman 1878-1934 football manager lived and died here
John Linnell And William Blake Blue Plaque - John Linnell 1792-1882 painter lived here.  William Blake 1757-1827 poet and artist stayed here as his guest.
Florence Nightingale Blue Plaque - In a house on this site Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 lived and died
Norman Hartnell Blue Plaque - Sir Norman Hartnell 1901-1979 Court Dressmaker lived and worked here 1935-1979

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