London


Wandering now about London, I will mention monuments in alphabetical order of the individuals. Details are often taken from various specialized London guidebooks. In 1867, The Royal Society of Arts began placing plaques on sites of historic interest. This was taken over by the London County Council (LCC) and its successors, the Greater London Council (GLC) and now English Heritage. The plaques are ceramic discs of a distinctive blue, generally called Blue Plaques, even though some of the earlier ones were rectangular, bronze and/or brown! Before the first War, the London County Council published details justifying each plaque. Additionally, the City of London, several Boroughs and several societies have erected plaques of interest. A number of other cities and institutions have since adopted the idea and in 1998, English Heritage began to extend its role to a national scheme (I'm not sure whether this is just England or all of the UK). In May 1999, Liverpool was the first city for which a list of plaques was announced.

Caution: Plaques vanish with regularity due to demolition and vandalism. Some of the listed sites have vanished and I indicate those that I know of by an appropriate qualification, but it is likely that others have vanished that I do not know about.

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London Scientific Institutions

London Learned Societies

The British Museum, British Library and Science Museum

Other institutions in central London

Other institutions further away

London schools

London churches

Architecture and Mathematical tiles

Other interesting sites

London individuals: A-C

London individuals: D-G

London individuals: H-M

London individuals: N-R

London individuals: S-Z


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Gazetteer Index Main MacTutor index

An extract from The Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles created by David Singmaster

The original site is at THIS LINK