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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

Henry Hallam Blue Plaque - Henry Hallam (1777-1859), historian, 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.
Aubrey Beardsley Blue Plaque - Aubrey Beardsley 1872-1898 artist lived here
John Beard And William Ewart Blue Plaque - John Beard (c.1717-1791), singer and William Ewart (1798-1869), promoter of public libraries, lived here.
Robert Cecil Blue Plaque - Viscount Cecil, of Chelwood 1864-1958 creator of the League of Nations lived here
Thomas Hardy Black Plaque - Admiral Thomas Hardy  05 April 1769 - 20 September 1839    Hardy was born on 5th April 1769 in Portisham, Dorset.  He first entered the navy in 1781 on board the brig, HMS Helena.  He remained with the ship for a short period after which, in 1782,  he left the navy to attend school for three years. He joined the merchant  navy for some years and in 1790, decided to rejoin the Royal Navy. His  first appointment as midshipman was with HMS Hebe. He was later transferred  to the sloop, HMS Tisphone,

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