Tagged: Blue Plaques

5 surprising things about Soho

Carnaby Street, part of the blue plaques guided walk.
Posted:
4 July 2016
Posted By:
Jenni Black
Categories:
Things To Do

London’s Soho has long been the home and workplace of artists, writers, scientists and visionaries, who pushed for progress and forever changed Britain and the world. In fact, there are so many notable residents that many streets have more than one blue plaque. While you might be familiar with...

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The Cult of Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David in her kitchen. Photograph: Elizabeth David Estate.
Posted:
18 May 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
History Uncovered

To mark the unveiling of a blue plaque honouring Elizabeth David, Sam Bilton, food historian and blogger, explores the impact she had on British cooking. Auberon Waugh once said that food writer Elizabeth David would get his vote as the single person most responsible for most improving British li...

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New Blue Plaque unveiled for Mansfield Cumming

Posted:
1 April 2015
Posted By:
Howard Spencer
Categories:
History Uncovered

The latest English Heritage blue plaque has just gone up in London – to a foundational figure in the UK’s secret services. This is Mansfield Cumming – first Chief of the foreign section of the Secret Service Bureau, which was the predecessor of MI6. Cumming was in charge of foreign intel...

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