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Dec 30th, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Blue Heritage Plaques throughout London - famous residents etc

is there a list (map) of these plaques??
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Dec 30th, 2012, 11:36 AM
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This is the link to the actual map http://reeddesign.co.uk/inspiration/...ues/index.html
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Dec 30th, 2012, 11:57 PM
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Do remember that there are rules about London's blue plaque scheme, which other British cities generally follow.

- The building plaqued must be the building the person lived in/was born in etc. Sites of destroyed buildings aren't blue plaqued
- One blue plaque only per person per city.
- The person must have been dead for at least 20 years
- Many public buildings - like educational and ecclesiastical buildings and inns of court - can't be plaqued.

There are lots of other memorials, less strictly controlled, at www.londonremembers.com/
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Dec 31st, 2012, 08:23 AM
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I did read all that - and from the map basically anywhere i turn I will find one
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Dec 31st, 2012, 09:40 AM
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>>and from the map basically anywhere i turn I will find one<<

Pretty much

My last trip the two most surprising ones I saw were Simon Bolivar in (I think Duke Street, and Bob Marley near the British Museum.
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Dec 31st, 2012, 09:55 AM
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There is a website for all of the ones in Paris, too.
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Dec 31st, 2012, 11:59 PM
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Among my favourites are:

Next door to each other on Brook St in Mayfair: George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix (the Handel House Museum now includes both buildings, and I'm not sure they quite know what to do with the Hendrix connection, though you can have fun imagining the conversations the two of them might have had).

On South Molton St, Ernie Bevin (the great trade union leader and Labour politician of the 1930s and 1940s); it just amused me that he, of all people, lived on what is now such a chi-chi shopping street.
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Jan 1st, 2013, 02:16 PM
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LOVE IT!!
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Feb 9th, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Flanner, thank you for defining the regulations for Blue Plaque properties. They sound reasonable.
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