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A "blue plaque" is a sign attached to a house where (maybe) someone famous once lived, or placed where a notable event took place, or attached to a building that is remarkable in another way.

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Blue PlaquesHobby-Horse Bicycle - Long Acre, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, to Dennis Johnson and his hobby-horse bicycle, is located on the south east side of Long Acre at the junction with Drury Lane. The first hobby-horse bicycle was made and sold in 1819.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeological Society of London - Great Queen Street, London, UK

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This plaque, placed to mark the bicentenary of the Geological Society of London and its inaugural meeting, is attached to a building on the south east side of Great Queen Street.

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesFootball Association Formation - Great Queen Street, London, UK

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This black plaque, attached to a building on the south east side of Great Queen Street, advises of the formation of the Football Association on 26 October 1863 and was placed on its 150th anniversary. The first set of 13 rules were created here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMeeting place of Johnson and Boswell

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Scene of the first meeting between Dr Samuel Johnson and his biographer James Boswell.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 1/12/2008

last visited: 5/26/2012

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Blue PlaquesSpandau Ballet - Great Queen Street, London, UK

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This PRS for Music black plaque indicates that 'Spandau Ballet' "first perfomred here 5 December 1979". The plaque is attached to a building on the north west side of Great Queen Street in London.

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/11/2018

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThomas de Quincey, London

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Thomas De Quincey (1785 – 1859) wrote his most famous work, "Confessions of an English Opium Eater" at this address.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 8/12/2011

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Blue PlaquesCharles Dickens - Wellington Street, Westminster, London, UK

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Another Charles Dickens blue plaque.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 6/30/2015

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Blue PlaquesNational Sporting Club - King Street, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque indicates that "this building was once known as the National Sporting Club". The building that it is attached to is on the north west side of King Street opposite Covent Garden market.

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/28/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMonty Python - Neal's Yard, London, UK

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Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) was a British surreal comedy group who created their influential Monty Python's Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/31/2011

last visited: 4/27/2015

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Blue PlaquesIvor Novello - Aldwych, London, UK

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This GLC blue plaque, to Ivor Novello that looks faded and slightly damaged, is attached to the Novello theatre on the north west side of Aldwych.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/15/2014

last visited: 2/8/2021

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Blue PlaquesWorking Donkeys - Covent Garden, London, UK

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This plaque, to the Working Donkeys of Covent Garden, is located on the south east side of Covent Garden at the junction with Southampton Street and Henrietta Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/17/2014

last visited: 7/17/2016

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Blue PlaquesBrian Epstein - Monmouth Street, London, UK

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A blue plaque for the "fifth" Beatle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/12/2011

last visited: 10/27/2014

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Blue PlaquesWilliam Marsden - Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, UK

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This blue plaque, to William Marsden, is on the south west side of Lincoln's Inn Fields near the western corner of the gardens.

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/10/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThomas Arne - 31 King Street, London, UK

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A lesser known composer that was born and buried close to this plaque. Unusually he lived his whole life at the same address.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/16/2011

last visited: 5/26/2012

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Blue PlaquesAmbrose Godfrey -- Southampton Street, City of Westminster, London, UK

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The blue plaque for Ambrose Godfrey, at 30-32 Southampton Street in Westminster, near Covent Garden

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/23/2016

last visited: 8/25/2016

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Blue PlaquesWilliam Shipley - Henrietta Street, London, UK

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This green, Westminster City Council plaque, is to William Shipley and indicates that he "held the foundation meeting of The (Royal) Society of Arts in Rawthmell's coffee house on this site 22 March 1754".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/16/2016

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJane Austen - Henrietta Street, London, UK

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A City of Westminster green plaque, to the novelist Jane Austen, is mounted on a building on the south east side of Henrietta Street a short walk from London's Covent Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesThomas Earnshaw, High Holborn, London, UK

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Thomas Earnshaw was a manufacturer of chronometers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 10/12/2008

last visited: 10/29/2011

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Blue PlaquesSir Alec Guinness - Monmouth Street, London, UK

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This plaque, in the shape of a cinema film strip, is in recognition of Alec Guinness. It is on the west side of Monmouth Street on a wall of the Equity offices.

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2014

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesVoltaire - Maiden Lane, London, UK

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This Westminster City Council green plaque, erected to Voltaire, is located on the south east side of Maiden Lane a short walk to the south of Covent Garden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/17/2014

last visited: 2/5/2021

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Blue PlaquesThe Mousetrap - West Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque is attached to the front of St Martin's Theatre on the north east side of West Street - opposite The Ivy. The plaque is for the 50th anniversary of the world's longest running play - "The Mousetrap".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/21/2014

last visited: 12/15/2017

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Blue PlaquesWilliam Terriss - Maiden Lane, London, UK

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This green "blue" plaque is on the rear of the Adelphi theatre in Maiden Lane. The theatre fronts onto Strand a little way to the north east of Trafalgar Square.

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location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/3/2013

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJohn and Charles Wesley - West Street, London, UK

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This blue plaque is to John and Charles Wesley who used to preach at the West Street Chapel. The plaque is attached to the former chapel that stands on the north east side of West Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/11/2015

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesJoseph Mallord William Turner - Exchange Court, Maiden Lane, London, UK

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This City of Westminster green plaque, to the artist Turner, is attached to a building on the south east side of Maiden Lane in Exchange Court.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/8/2014

last visited: 10/12/2014

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Blue PlaquesBertrand Russell - Bury Place, London, UK

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This blue plaque is fitted to a red brick building on the east side of Bury Place at the junction with Galen Place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/18/2012

last visited: 2/19/2018

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