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James Bond in London: The Tour
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd September 1941 General de Gaulle forms French government in exile in London.

23rd September 1909 Susan Travers, the only woman to join the French Foreign Legion, was born in London.

23rd September 1814 Work began on the original Southwark bridge by John Rennie.go to related location

George Peabody...Statue



George Peabody...Statue

Bald man in an armchair, George Peabody, American philanthropist

Location: Royal Exchange, EC3V

Description: At the rear of the Royal Exchange, facing the traffic there sits a bald man in an armchair on a granite support. This is George Peabody, an American philanthropist. He donated over half a million pounds to build housing for the poorer people of London. The Peabody trust is still in existence, and there are many housing blocks and developments bearing his name, all over London.


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George Peabody...Statue

Bald man in an armchair, George Peabody, American philanthropist


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