Articles in the category London

National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery primarily located in London but with various satellite outstations located elsewhere in the UK. It houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, selected on the basis of the significance of the sitter. Around 1,400 portraits are on display at the Gallery in London throughout the […]

165 Railton Road, Brixton, London

C.L.R James, the journalist, socialist theorist and writer, lived the final years of his life and died in this building in South London. Visiting The building is a private residence but is marked with a Blue Plaque. Also see… Open Plaques The Brixton £10 note features James on the reverse

St John-at-Hampstead, London

C.E.M. Joad, English philosopher and broadcasting personality is buried at St John-at-Hampstead, London. St John-at-Hampstead is a Church of England church dedicated to St John the Evangelist in Church Row, Hampstead, London. The history of the church goes back to a Charter granted to the Monks of Westminster in 986 AD Visiting Tomb Trails are available […]

Conway Hall, London

Conway Hall at at 37 Red Lion Square, Bloomsbury, is the home of the South Place Ethical Society and today is a landmark of London’s independent intellectual, political and cultural life. The Hall was built in 1926 on the site of a tenement, previously a factory. The Ethical Society moved here after 100 years at South Place in […]

Burlington House, London

At the rear of Burlington House in Picadilly, London are a number of statues of great scientists and philosophers including humanists Jeremy Bentham (over the door, by John Durham), Adam Smith (ground floor west side, by William Theed) and David Hume (above, western balustrade, by Matthew Noble). Burlington House was originally a private mansion in the Palladian […]

The British Museum, London

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture in London. Gallery 22 Its gallery number 22 contains busts of a number of ancient Greek thinkers and writers who are part of the humanist tradition. Socrates (469-399 BCE), whose freethinking scepticism brought him into conflict with authoritarian political forces of the day and […]

Kensal Green Cemetery, London

Henry Hethrington and Robert Owen are buried here. Sorry, this article hasn’t been completed yet. Would you like to write it for us? Humanist Heritage relies on contributions from users so if you’re interested in helping us please drop us a line.

Queen’s Square Place, London

Philosopher Jeremy Bentham lived for forty years in a house on the site now occupied by the Ministry of Justice (102 Petty France). The house, in what came to be called Queen’s Square Place, was bequeathed to Bentham by his father Jeremiah on his death in 1792. Jeremiah had first rented the house in May […]

Natural History Museum, London

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Imperial College, London

Imperial College, London features a bust of T.H. Huxley. Sorry, this article hasn’t been written yet. Would you like to write it for us? Humanist Heritage relies on contributions from users so if you’re interested in helping us please drop us a line.