In a house on this site Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 lived and died

Installed by the LCC in 1955 and reinstalled by the Greater London Council in 1978, this plaque may well be regarded as one of London's least successful, given its modern context - straddling the party wall of 10 and 14 South Street, the former being part of a block of flats that stands on the site of the former residence of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale was regarded by the LCC as being sufficiently famous to allow a waiver of the scheme rule prohibiting plaques commemorating sites. The 1955 unveiling was by Mary, the Princess Royal, Patroness of The Florence Nightingale Hospital in Lisson Grove.

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