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Merlin’s Mechanical Museum

The wonderful inventions of John Joseph Merlin, immigrant, instrument maker, and socialite extraordinaire. With a poem about his inventions, to listen to while walking around Hanover Square.

The Quaker Scientists of Plough Court

The laboratory of 2 Plough Court, hub for Quaker scientists and inventors, and an ancestor to today’s Glaxo Smith Kline.

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The Astoria

The Astoria Picture Theatre and Dance Hall opened in 1927, quickly becoming a popular spot for socialising and dancing. The Astoria was built during the British dancing ‘boom’ of the 1910s and 1920s.

Toynbee Hall

This Grade II listed arts and crafts building is still home to Toynbee Hall, one of the world’s first university settlements.