Plaque

Victoria Foundation stone

Inscription

Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India, laid with her own hand this foundation stone, 24th March 1886.

Site: Faraday, BBC and Victoria (3 memorials)

WC2, Savoy Place, 2

Built in 1886 this was originally the joint Examination Hall for the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons. Its classical facade was modernised in the late 1950s when the top storey was added. High up it is inscribed, "Institute of Electrical Engineers, founded 1871". The IEE, who moved here in 1910, is now (2008) known as the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Unrelated fact: The Bob Dylan video for Subterranean Homesick Blues was filmed near here, at the junction of Savoy Hill and Savoy Row. Thanks to London Daily Photo for bringing this to our attention. Wikipedia tell you more about it but they have the location wrong.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Victoria Foundation stone

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Queen Victoria

Reigned: 1837-1901, 64 years. Born Kensington Palace. Daughter of Edward, Duk...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Victoria Foundation stone

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BBC - WC2

BBC - WC2

This plaque is on the front of this building, over to the left (out of our pi...

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Michael Faraday statue

Michael Faraday statue

In his right hand he holds an induction coil. The marble original of this sta...

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St Mary Colechurch

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