Articles in the category London

16 Bracknell Gardens, London

Leonard, Julian and Aldous Huxley, men of science and letters, lived here at 16 Bracknell Gardens, Hampstead, NW3. Visiting This is a private building and not open to the public. [google-map-sc zoom=”15″]

29 Turner Street, London

Humanist secularist Charles Bradlaugh lived here from 1870 to 1877. Visiting This building is not open to the public, [google-map-sc zoom=”15″]

38 Marlborough Place, London

Biologist T.H. Huxley lived in this house in Westminster. Visiting The house is not open to the public. [google-map-sc zoom=”15″]

Bridewell Prison, London

Bridewell Palace, London, was originally a residence of Henry VIII, and later became a poorhouse and prison. Similar institutions throughout England, Ireland, and Canada also borrowed the name Bridewell. Nowadays, the term frequently refers to a city’s main detention facility, usually in close proximity to a courthouse, as in Nottingham, Leeds, Gloucester, Bristol, Dublin and […]

Newgate Prison, London

Newgate Prison was a prison in London, at the corner of Newgate Street and Old Bailey just inside the City of London. Freethinker writer Peter Annet was sentenced to Newgate prison for one month for blasphemous remarks on the five books of Moses. He was also sentenced to be put in the pillories at Charing […]

Freud Museum, London

The Freud Museum celebrates the life and work of Professor Sigmund Freud and his daughter Anna Freud. By the time Freud fled his native Vienna on the eve of World War Two he was known across the world as the father of psychoanalysis. The movement had long since fractured into numerous competing schools, but most accepted […]

Tower of London

Her Majesty’s Royal Fortress and Tower or the Tower of London as it is most commonly known, is a dominating and impressive castle in the heart of London.  With a long history, it has held many prisoners including Charles Bradlaugh. Bradlaugh’s request to affirm the MP’s oath was rejected by Parliament and he was  sent to […]

Westminster Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey, is a large, mainly Gothic church, in Westminster, London, located just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. Since it was built it has been the place where the coronations of Kings and Queens of England have been held. A number of humanists’ remains are buried in the Abbey. Scientist Charles Darwin and […]

34 Russell Chambers, London

Philosopher Bertrand Russell lived here in flat no.34, 1911-1916. Visiting The house is on Bury Place in Holburn, London. It is a private property but is marked with a Blue Plaque. [google-map-sc zoom=”15″]

Highgate Cemetery East, London

Highgate cemetery is the final resting place of many men and women related to the history of the humanist movement.  As well, it is one of the most scenic areas in all of London. Highgate’s name dates back to the medieval period, when a toll gate was established to charge people coming in to London from the […]