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Eleanor Rathbone 1872-1946 pioneer of family allowances lived here

Tufton Court, Tufton Street, Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom

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Charles Babbage mathematician, astronomer and computer pioneer was born near this site

corner of Larcom Street and Walworth Road, London, United Kingdom

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Cardinal Manning (1808-1892) lived here

22 Carlisle Place, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Swami vivekananda 1863 1902 hindu philosopher lived here in 1896
Swami Vivekananda 1863-1902 Hindu philosopher lived here in 1896

63 St George's Drive, Kensington and Chelsea, SW1, London, United Kingdom

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The Eagle Tavern, Grecian Theatre Pleasure Grounds, Grecian Saloon & Olympic Theatre stood here 1825-1899. Here Marie Lloyd, music hall artiste made her first public performance in 1885

The Eagle, 1 Shepherdess Walk, London, United Kingdom

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The short brothers horace 1872 1917 eustace 1875 1932 oswald 1883 1969 aeronautical engineers worked in arches 75 and 81
The Short Brothers Horace 1872-1917 Eustace 1875-1932 Oswald 1883-1969 aeronautical engineers worked in arches 75 and 81

Arch 75, Queen's Circus, Battersea Park, SW8 4ND, London, United Kingdom

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Here lived John Horne Tooke 1736–1812 radical reformer

Chester House, Westside Common, SW19, London, United Kingdom

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Former site of Faraday Building Nth., City, Central, Long Distance and International telephone exchanges 1902 - 1982

Addle Hill, London, United Kingdom

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The poet and statesman John Milton was born 1608 in Bread Street

Bow Bells House, Bread Street, London, United Kingdom

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To commemorate the opening of BARNARDS WHARF This plaque was unveiled by Actor and Television Personality FRASER HINES on FRIDAY 10th JULY 1992

Barnards Wharf, London, United Kingdom

Borough market (southwark)
Borough Market London's oldest fruit and veg market

Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, Borough, London SE1 1TL, London, United Kingdom

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Site of anchor brewery
Site of the Anchor Brewery. List of brewers: The Monger Family 1616-1670 Josiah Child 1670-1693 Edmund Halsey MP 1693-1729 Ralph Thrale 1729-1758 Henry Thrale 1758-1781 Barclay, Perkins & Co. 1781-1955 Courage Ltd. 1955-1986

Park Street, SE1, London, United Kingdom

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Fetter lane congregational chapel (waltham forest)
Fetter Lane Congregational Chapel. Grade II Listed building. Designed by P Morley Horder in 1899 in an Arts & Crafts style. Named after Fetter Lane Church in the City of London (established in 1660) which moved to Leyton in 1894

New Testament Assembly church, Langthorne Road E10, London, United Kingdom

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Jomo Kenyatta c.1894-1978 first President of the Republic of Kenya lived here 1933-1937

95 Cambridge Street, Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Michael Costa 1808–1884 conductor and orchestra reformer lived here 1857-1883

59 Eccleston Square, SW1, London, United Kingdom

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Laura Ashley designer 1925-1985 began printing fabrics here with her husband, Bernard 1954-1956

83 Cambridge Street, SW1, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Winston Churchill lived here 1909-1913

34 Eccleston Square, London, United Kingdom

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The rose theatre (southwark)
The Rose Theatre built here in 1587 first Elizabethan theatre of Bankside. Voted by the people.

56 Park Street, SE1, London, United Kingdom

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Kirkaldy Materials Testing Machine Built in 1865 to David Kirkaldy's design. This machine established the present-day system of materials testing and specifications of mechanical properties for engineering materials.

99 Southwark Street, SE1, London, United Kingdom

Kirkaldy testing works (historic southwark)
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.

99 Southwark Street, London, United Kingdom

Here stood the globe playhouse of shakespeare 1598   1613
Here stood the Globe Playhouse of Shakespeare 1598 - 1613

Park Street, SE1, London, United Kingdom

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Railway Heritage Feature Directional sign from Blackfriars tube station, (c1930) This vitreous enamel sign was situated inside the entrance to the original Blackfriars station and was salvaged during the building work in c1975. The station was heavily redeveloped during that period, resulting in the demolition of the original c1870 highly ornate facade. The sign is typical of those designed for use on the Underground during the late 1920s and early 1930s when much thought was given to the standardisation of sign design and typefaces used. The sign displays the ones heavy timber frames used – In the early 1930s Charles Holden developed a slimmer bronze frame for signs used on new and reconstructed stations. It appears that many older stations that received new signs at this time continued to have the timber framed versions. The pale yellow background was also commonly used – along with the use of the purposely designed Johnston black lettering that works so well in this situation being both legible and authoritative. The style of the arrow, the flight of which appears to pierce the ring of the roundel, is also indicative of the sign’s age. This device, commonly known as ‘Mexican arrow’, was used on signs from the mid-1920s until the 1960s as a unique graphic tool and also added familiarity to the brand London Transport. The use of four flights to the arrow dates it to the years either side of 1930. By c1932 it was used with three flights and later decades saw the number gradually drop to two, then one and finally none. The site was donated by Mr. A H Rolph

55 Broadway, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Rowland Hill 1795-1879 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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The elizabeth fry refuge 1849 1913 to help women in need. elizabeth fry 1780 1845 reformer of conditions for female prisoners
The Elizabeth Fry Refuge 1849-1913 To help women in need. Elizabeth Fry, 1780-1845 Reformer of conditions for female prisoners.

195 Mare Street, Hackney, London, United Kingdom

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Railway Heritage Feature Underground Map of London (circa 1931) The map was manufactured by The Chromographic Enamel Company in Wolverhampton, reputed to have been established in around 1885, and who were one of the largest manufacturers of enamel signs during the heyday of such advertising signs. The map was originally located at the ‘Grade 2 Listed’ Ealing Common station and probably dates from the reconstruction of the station that was completed in 1932. It shows the various different railway companies of that time before they were eventually amalgamated into the London Passenger Transport Board in 1933, following a series of buyouts and merge that made the Underground Group the largest component of the new ‘London Transport’. The map was recently rediscovered and is displayed here as part of LU’s heritage.

55 Broadway, London, United Kingdom

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Railway Heritage Feature Richmond Station sign (c1935-38) This vitreous enamel sign stood, for many years, outside Richmond Richmond mainline station. Photographic evidence shows it in place by the late 1930s and it appears to have been removed during the 1970s. The date of manufacture can certainly be better understood given the overall design and various styles of lettering and logos it shows. During the 1930s, when the new London Transport (formed in 1933) experimented with various designs of signs, most used his pale yellow background with the maroon border. The arrow at the base of the sign was known as a ‘Mexican arrow’ and this example, with three flights on the arrow, dates it to post 1933, as prior to that date it would have had four flights. The sign also uses colour blocks as background to the text and this was increasingly used as a device by the Underground during this period. The design of some signs was further standardised when, in 1938, LT issued the first ‘Standard Signs Manual’. Richmond was owned and primarily served by the Southern Railway who, during this period developed their own ‘house style’ that included this “sunshine” style of lined out lettering. The underground logo, using the company’s Johnston typeface, has the distinctive white bands (or “ribbons”) above and below the letters. Then, as now, Richmond was served by the district line. The “LMS” lettering refers to the London Midland & Scottish Railway, another of the ‘big four’ railway companies that had been formed in 1923, and ran the North London Railway services between Richmond and Broad Street. This service is now provided by London Overground The sign is a fascinating reminder of an earlier period of ‘co-ordination’ of elements of London's transport service that finally came to fruition with the formation of TfL. LU acquired the sign in 2008 from a private collector, who had salvaged the sign when it was removed, and is displayed here as part of LU’s heritage.

55 Broadway, London, United Kingdom

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John Lewis silk mercer of Oxford Street resided at Spedan Tower, Hampstead from 1888 to 1928 as did his elder son John Spedan Lewis later founder of the John Lewis partnership this plaque is placed near the site of Spedan Tower

Grange Gardens, Templewood Avenue, NW3, London, United Kingdom

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John Stephen 1934-2004 founder of Carnaby Street as world centre for men's fashion in the 1960's

Carnaby Street, London, United Kingdom

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Aubrey Beardsley 1872-1898 artist lived here

114 Cambridge Street, Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom

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Charlotte Mew 1869-1928 Poet lived here 1869-1890

30 Doughty Street, London, United Kingdom

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Site of the last home of James Barry 1741–1806 Irish artist and creator of the murals at The Royal Society of Arts

36 Eastcastle Street, W1, London, United Kingdom

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James Upjohn clock maker 1765-1794

33 St John's Lane, EC1, London, United Kingdom

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On this site susan garth launched london's first antiques market
On this site Susan Garth launched London's first antiques market making The Portobello Road an international institution

Portobello Road , London, United Kingdom

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Blue plaque commemorating samuel l. clemens mark twain 1835 1910 american writer lived here in 1896 7
Samuel L. Clemens, 'Mark Twain' 1835-1910 American writer lived here in 1896-7

23 Tedworth Square, London, United Kingdom

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Near this site stood the shop belonging to thomas faryner, the king's baker
Near this site stood the shop belonging to Thomas Faryner, the King's Baker, in which the Great Fire of September 1666 began. Presented by the Worshipful Company of Bakers to mark the 500th anniversary of their charter granted by King Henry VII in 1486

Pudding Lane, London, United Kingdom

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The bloomsbury group (camden)
Here and in neighbouring houses during the first half of the 20th Century there lived several members of the Bloomsbury Group including Virginia Woolf Clive Bell and the Stracheys

Gordon Square, London, United Kingdom

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On this site june aylward (1891 1965) established the first antique shop on portobello road
On this site June Aylward (1891-1965) Established the first antique shop on Portobello Road

Portobello Road , London, United Kingdom

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George orwell 1903 1950 novelist & political essayist lived here
George Orwell 1903-1950 novelist & political essayist lived here

22 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom

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James anthony froude (1818 1894) historian and man of letters lived here
James Anthony Froude (1818-1894) historian and man of letters lived here

5 Onslow Gardens, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7, London, United Kingdom

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Field Marshal Viscount Allenby 1861-1936 lived here 1928-1936

24 Wetherby Gardens, Kensington and Chelsea, SW5, London, United Kingdom

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Plaque for the battle of lewisham, new cross road and clifton rise (cropped)
Remembering the Battle of Lewisham Thousands united here against racism and facism 13 August 1977

323 New Cross Road, London, United Kingdom

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On this site at 17 Bruton Street stood the townhouse of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne where Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, later to become Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, was born on 21 April 1926. In commemoration of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee Year 2012

17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Nelly Power (1854-1887) actress & singer lived here

97 Southgate Road, Canonbury, London, United Kingdom

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Observatory gardens plaque
Observatory Gardens derives its names from the observatory that Sir James South the astronomer built here in 1831 and which contained for a time the largest telescope in the world. After the astronomer's death the site was sold to Thomas Cawley who built the existing houses in the 1880s

10 Observatory Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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Jackie free (waltham forest heritage)
Jackie Free British Jazz Trombonist Born in Leytonstone, lived here between 1932-1954 "A fine trombone man" (Louis Armstrong 1956)

75 Pearcroft Road, Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

Langthorne hospital (waltham forest heritage)
Langthorne Hospital. Grade II Listed building. Erected in 1840 as the West Ham Union Workhouse on land originally owned by Stratford-Langthorne Abbey. Renamed in 1948

Former Langthorne Hospital, Thorne Close E11, London, United Kingdom

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Arp depot harrow green school
ARP depot Harrow Green School - In memory of the five local Civil Defence volunteers and the six man crew of the Vickers Wellington bomber X9905 who perished when the aeroplane crashed on this site on the night of February 10th 1942

31 Corn Way, Leytonstone E11, London, United Kingdom

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The Pastures Demolished 1966. Site of a substantial 17th Century house once the home of William Davis a local benefactor after whom the lane is named. Also the home of Agnes Cotton who named the house and founded the Home of the Good Shepherd in 1879

Davies Lane, Leytonstone, London, United Kingdom

Dorothy bland (mrs jordan) 1762 1816 actress lived here
Dorothy Bland (Mrs Jordan) 1762-1816 Actress lived here

30 Cadogan Place, London, United Kingdom

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James abbott mcneill whistler painter and etcher (1834 1903) lived here
James Abbott Mcneil Whistler painter and etcher (1834-1903) lived here

96 Cheyne Walk, Kensington and Chelsea, SW10, London, United Kingdom

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