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Blue plaques

As you traverse the beautiful Kensington streets, keep your eyes peeled for the little blue plaques that identify the notable people that made this area their home. 

T. S. Eliot (1888 – 1965): Poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic, and editor. Elliot is most famous for his groundbreaking poem, 'The Waste Land'. T. S. Eliot's plaque can be found at 3 Kensington Court Gardens.

Dame Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976): English writer of detective fiction and pioneer of the Golden Age of crime writing. Christie is famous for her 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, and her fictional detectives, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Dame Agatha Christie's plaque can be found at 58 Sheffield Terrace.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965): British statesman, soldier and writer, Churchill served as Prime Minister of the UK from 1940 to 1945 during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Sir Winston Churchill's plaque can be found at 28 Hyde Park Gate.

Sir John Everett Malais (1829 – 1896): English painter, illustrator, and later President of the Royal Academy. Malais was also one of the founding members of the artist group, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Sir John Everett Malais' plaque can be found at 2 Palace Gate.