Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820, President of the Royal Society, Robert Brown 1773-1858 and, David Don 1800-1841 botanists, lived in a house on this site, The Linnean Society met here 1821-1857

This inscribed stone tablet is on rebuilt premises and replaced a blue London County Council plaque erected in 1911 commemorating Sir Joseph Banks alone. Unusually, the plaque omits the name or initials of the LCC.