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Charlotte Mew 1869-1928 Poet lived here 1869-1890

30 Doughty Street, London, United Kingdom

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Ernest boulton 1847 1904 frederick park 1846 1881 'stella & fanny' victorian cross dressers lodged at 13 wakefield street on this site 1868 1870
Ernest Boulton 1847-1904 Frederick Park 1846-1881 'Stella & Fanny' Victorian cross-dressers lodged at 13 Wakefield Street on this site 1868-1870

13 Wakefield Street, WC1N 1PF, London, United Kingdom

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Alexander Herzen 1812-1870 operated the Free Russian Press from this building 1854-1856

61 Judd Street, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Rowland Hill 1975-1879 Pioneer of the modern postal service lived in a house on this site 1836-1839

2 Burton Crescent, later named Cartwright Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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Robert Owen 1771-1858 Father of the Co-operative movement lived here 1832-1840

4 Burton Place, London, United Kingdom

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LEO Lyons Electronic Office the world's first business computer was built and operated near here by J Lyons & Co from November 1951

Lyons Walk, Hammersmith, W14 0QH, London, United Kingdom

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Joe Strummer 1952-2002 musician wordsmith lived here 1978-79

33 Daventry Street, London, United Kingdom

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Here fell PS Christopher Head, PC Geoffrey Fox, PC David Wombwell 12th August 1966

Braybrook Street, W12, London, United Kingdom

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Hatch end station harrow heritage plaque
This (Wrenish Style) building by Gerald Horsley was built in 1911 on the site of the first station opened in 1842.

Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, London, United Kingdom

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Norman Parkinson CBE 1913-1990 photographer lived here 1919-1936

32 Landford Rd, SW15, London, United Kingdom

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J Wisden & Compy

21 Cranbourne Street, London, United Kingdom

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Dame clara butt 1873 1937 singer lived here 1901 1929
Dame Clara Butt 1873-1936 singer lived here 1901-1929

7 Harley Road, Camden, NW3, London, United Kingdom

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Peter Pan The boy who would not grow up Sculptor Sir George Frampton R.A. 1860-1928 This bronze, a gift of Sir James Barrie OM 1860-1937 the creator of Peter Pan, was placed here 1st may 1912

Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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The Parish Church of St. Giles porch and doorway. Relocated to its current site in the vicarage garden where it was used as a summer house after the church was accidentally burnt down o 7th February 1841

Southwark, London, United Kingdom

W. h. smith 1825 1891 bookseller and statesman lived here
W. H. Smith 1825-1891 bookseller and statesman lived here

12 Hyde Park Street, Westminster, W2, London, United Kingdom

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Oranjehaven this building served as a club endowed in 1942 by Her Majesty Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands for dutchmen having escaped from their occupied country to join the Allied Forces

23 Hyde Park Place, W2, London, United Kingdom

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The arena of London's Roman amphitheatre beneath the Guildhall Yard is indicated by the black slate oval inlaid in the yard's paved surface

Guildhall Yard, London, United Kingdom

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St Lawrence Jewry is so called because the original Twelfth Century Church stood on the Eastern side of the City, then occupied by the Jewish Community. That Church, built in 1136, was destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666 The building which replaced it was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1680. Almost completely destroyed by fire in 1940 this time as the result of action by the King's enemies it was restored in 1957 in the tradition of Wren's building. St. Lawrence Jewry is now the Church of the Corporation of London

Guildhall Yard, London, United Kingdom

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Solomon T. Plaatje 1876-1932 black South African writer and campaigner for African rights lived here

25 Carnarvon Road, Waltham Forest, E10, London, United Kingdom

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The Swan is the last relic of Flora Tea Gardens and Skittle Alley and stood on this site for over 300 years. The first documented evidence of a licensed Inn keeper is on a licensed victualler list for 1721. As a coaching Inn it is reputed to have been the final drinking place for victims of the gibbet of Tyburn Gallows which we now know as Marble Arch. Claude Duval the famous highwayman who was very active on the London to Edinburgh Road is alleged to have had his final drink here before being hanged at Tyburn in 1670

66 Bayswater Road, London, United Kingdom

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De Hems Since 1688, a public house has stood on the area now occupied by, De Hems. In 1890, De Hems was given its name from one of its former owners, a Dutch Seaman De Hem. At first, De Hems operated as an oyster bar serving oysters and stout, there was little waste from the oysters, as over 300,000 oyster shells were used to decorate the walls! The Dutch community have long been linked with De Hems, and even used the upstairs bar as a meeting place for the Dutch Resisitance during WWI (sic). Since the 1980's De Hems has had a number of refurbishments, always staying true to it's Dutch roots. Selling over quarter of a millioin pints of Oranjeboom bier each year, along with Genever and other Dutch specialities, De Hems will continue to stay true to it's origins!

11 Macclesfield St, London, United Kingdom

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De Hems was built in 1890 and originally called 'The Macclesfield'. In the same year a retired Dutch sea captain called De Hem purchased the pub and reinvented it as an oyster bar. He covered the interior walls of the building with them. All 300,00 shells that had been collected were later transferred to the restaurant upstairs, which became known as the shell room. During World War II the pub became a rendezvous point for the Dutch resistance. The name of the pub was officially changed from 'The Macclesfield' to 'De Hems' in 1959 in recognitiion of it's long Dutch connection

11 Macclesfield St, London, United Kingdom

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William Nicholson (1824-1909) Distiller, politican, cricket player, benefactor This alehouse is part of the Nicholson's heritage collection. They're all different, yet they all owe something to the man who founded them. William Nicholson was a Victorian all-rounder - a businessman, MP and sporting hero. He played first-class cricket, ran the family's distilling business, and financed Lord's Cricket Ground and its famous pavilion. In 1873, William revitalised a collection of characterful alehouses, each one and architectural delight with a strong sense of place and individuality. William added craftsmanship - marble, tiling, vibrant leaded windows - and his larger-than-life personality

25 Greek Street, London, United Kingdom

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The Bag O'Nails Club Paul McCartney met Linda Eastman here on the 15th May 1967

9 Kingly Street, London, United Kingdom

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The Bag O'Nails Club The Jimi Hendrix Experience first played here on the 25th November 1966

9 Kingly Street, London, United Kingdom

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Site of The 2i's Coffee Bar (1956-1970) birthplace of British Rock 'n Roll and the popular music industry

59 Old Compton St, Soho, London, United Kingdom

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The Montagu Pyke This is the site of the former 'Marquee Club' which closed in 1995, originally built as a cinema in 1911 by Montagu Pyke, his 16th and final cinema

105-107 Charing Cross Rd, London, United Kingdom

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Ho Chi Minh 1890-1969 founder of modern Vietnam worked in 1913 at the Carlton Hotel which stood on this site

Haymarket, London, United Kingdom

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Norfolk House in the building 24 June 1942 - 8 November 1942 General of the army Dwight D Eisenhower supreme allied commander formed the first Allied Headquarters and in conjunction with the Commanders of the fighting services of the Allied Nations and the authorities in Washington and London planned and launched Operation "Torch" for the liberation of North Africa and later 16 January 1944 - 6 June 1944 as supreme allied commander allied expedictionary force in conjunction with the commanders fo the fighting services of the allied nations and the authorities in Washington and London he planned and launched operation 'Overlord" for the liberation of North West Europe

Norfolk House, 31 St James's Square, SW1Y 4JJ, London, United Kingdom

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Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 artist lived here

80 - 82 Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom

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The United States of America recognises the selfless service and manifold contributions of General Dwight David Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, 1944-1945. At this site General Eisenhower, on behalf of freedom loving peoples throughout the world, directed the Allied Expeditionary Forces against Fortress Europe, 6 June 1944. This plaque was dedicated by a United States Department of Defense delegation and the Eisenhower family on 4 June 1990 during the Centennial year of his birth and the 46th Anniversary of Operation OVERLORD.

Norfolk House, 31 St James's Square, SW1Y 4JJ, London, United Kingdom

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Frederick Winsor 1763-1830 gave the world's first demonstration of street lighting by coal gas, from a retort located here June 1807

100 Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom

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Theatreland - heart of the performing arts in London St James's Theatre On this site stood the St James's Theatre, demolished in 1957 despite an epic campaign of protest led by Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier. George Alexander, manager from 1890 - 1918, staged both Oscar Wilde's "Lady Windermere's Fan" and "The Importance of Being Earnest" for the first time. A joint venture by the City of Westminster and the Society of West End Theatre

23-24 King Street, London, United Kingdom

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In memory of those who were killed in the bomb attack on a Piccadilly line train between King's Cross St Pancras and Russell Square stations on 7th July 2005. James Adams, Philip Beer, Anna Brandt, Ciaran Cassidy, Rachelle Chung For Yuen, Liz Daplyn, Arthur Frederick, Karolina Gluck, Gamze Günoral, Ojara Ikeagwu, Emily Jenkins, Sam Badham, Helen Katherine Jones, Susan Levy, Shelley Mather, Michael Matsushita, James Mayes, Behnaz (Nazy) Mozakka, Lee Christopher Harris, Mihaela Otto, Atiq Sharifi, Ihab Slimane, Christian Njoya Diawara Small, Monika Suchocka, Mala Trivedi. London will not forget them and all those who suffered that day

Bernard Street, Russell Square Station, London, United Kingdom

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Sir William Lancaster 1841-1929 Co-founder of the Putney School of Art Mayor of Wandsworth 1901-2

Putney School of Art, Oxford Road, SW15, London, United Kingdom

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Father of the British Motor Industry. Beneath this arch was situated the first workshop of Frederick Richard Simms 1863-1944

Railway Arch, Ranelagh Gardens, Fulham, SW6, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Alexander Korda 1893-1956 film producer worked here 1932-1936

21/22 Grosvenor Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Terence Donovan 1936-1996 photographer worked here 1978-1996

30 Bourdon Street, London, United Kingdom

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Bernard Sunley 1910-1964 Contractor and philanthropist lived and worked here 1941-1958

24 Berkeley Square, London, United Kingdom

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Lady Dorothy Nevill 1826-1913 horticulturist, collector, writer and hostess live here 1873-1913

45 Charles Street, London, United Kingdom

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Staple Inn Hall, built in the 16th Century, stood on this site until destroyed by a flying bomb in the 24th August 1944. The Hall was rebuilt in its original form in 1955, incorporating timber & other materials saved from the old building

Chancery Lane, Holborn, London, United Kingdom

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In a house on this site lived Gregory de Rokesley eight times Mayor of London 1274-1281 and 1285

72 Lombard Street, EC3, London, United Kingdom

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Lord Duncan-Sandys 1908-1987 politician and statesman lived here 1945-1986

, London, United Kingdom

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Here stood the first London Coffee House at the sign of Pasqua Rosee's Head 1652

St. Michael's Alley, Cornhill, EC3V 9DS, London, United Kingdom

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The site of Garraways Coffee House rebuilt 1874 Set here 1930

Change Alley EC3, London, United Kingdom

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Site of the King's Arms Tavern where the first meeting of the Marine Society was held on 25 June 1756

Change Alley EC3, London, United Kingdom

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Site if the bell carter lane
Upon this site formerly stood "The Bell" Carter Lane. From whence Richard Quiney wrote the letter to William Shakespeare dated 25th October 1598. This is the only letter extant addressed to Shakespeare and the original is preserved in the museum at his birthplace, Stratford Upon Avon. This tablet was placed upon the present building by leave of the Postmaster General 1899.

47 Carter Lane, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Frederick Handley Page 1885-1962 aircraft designer and manufacturer lived here in Flat 3

18 Grosvenor Square, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Colen Campbell 1676-1729 architect and author of Vitruvius Britannicus lived and died here

76 Brook Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Jessie Matthews OBE 1907-1981 musical comedy star of stage and films was born in Berwick Street

22 Berwick Street, W1, London, United Kingdom

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