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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th June 1962 Born today: Amanda Donohoe, London, actress (CJ Lamb-LA Law)
29th June 1943 Born today: Roger Ruskin Spear, London Eng, saxophonist (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band)
29th June 1858 Great fire in London harbor
29th June 1688 Seven bishops are acquitted at the tower after censure from James II
Robert Falcon Scott lived here
The house where Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott lived.
Location: 56 Oakley Street, Chelsea, London
Description: When Scott returned from the Antarctic in 1904 he moved the family to a rented house at 56 Oakley Street. This four-story Victorian terrace stands three doors north of Cheyne Walk, where at No 133 Scott's future wife had a three-room flat.
Outside is an LCC Blue Plaque, unveiled on 19th September 1935, that reads: Robert Falcon Scott Antarctic Explorer (1868-1912) Lived here.
Notes at Scott Polar Research Institute suggest that Scott wrote at least part of The Voyage of the Discovery here (a claim also made for Markham's 21 Eccleston Square house).
Scott stayed here until 1908.
Tagged in this Tour: Great London Explorers Tour