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Corporation of the City of London

The municipal governing body of the City of London. Officially the 'Mayor and Commonalty and Citizens of the City of London'. In 2006 the name was changed from just 'Corporation of London' to distinguish it from the Greater London Authority.

In addressing the 'square mile' concept Londonist has provided a potted history of the City of London.

Worth noting that there are at least two plaques erected by the Corporation outside the City of London, both for William Blake: South Molton Street and SE1. Conversely Londonist points out that there is only one official blue plaque in the City, and it's not blue.

2021: Art Review published a major article entitled "London’s ‘Square Mile’ Is One Big Monument To Slavery". This summarises the status of the City's own Findings and Recommendations of the Tackling Racism Taskforce, and provides a list: "Some of the problematic memorials in the City of London and the individuals and organisations they celebrate not yet addressed by the City’s Taskforce On Racism."

Wikipedia has a very useful map showing "Estate (freehold) ownership of land in Central London as of 2023". The City of London estate is shown in red.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Corporation of the City of London

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Bunhill burial ground - 3 & 4

It would be nice if the two Lord Mayor Lawrences were related but we can't co...

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City of London School - EC4 - Q.Victoria St

The City of London School was endowed by John Carpenter, Town Clerk in 1442. ...

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Isleden House - 2

Acquired from the trustees by the Corporation of The City of London, 2nd Febr...

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Leadenhall Market

Leadenhall Market The meat and fish Market first occupied a series of courts,...

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London Bridge - information/viewing panel

Unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester, this is actually an "interpretation panel...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Corporation of the City of London

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1 Poultry - Frieze A - Edward VI

These panels, showing Royal Progresses through London, were originally placed...

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1 Poultry - Loriners' Trade

This plaque is presumably based on some early references to loriners working ...

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Commercial Motor Users of Hackney

Commercial Motor Users of Hackney

The name suggest a group of local business people coming together around the use of new-fangled motor-powered conveyances. The text of the plaque tells us that they also had charitable activities. ...

Group, Benefactor, Commerce

1 memorial
William Harris

William Harris

Butcher, active 1897.

Person, Commerce

2 memorials
George Rae

George Rae

Born Aberdeen. An authoritative figure in the Victorian banking community, he co-founded the Association of Country Bankers and was a founder and trustee of the Institute of Bankers. He was a champ...

Person, Commerce, Scotland

1 memorial
Tata Consumer Products

Tata Consumer Products

From their website: "Tata Consumer was formed with a vision to synergise, simplify and scale the principal consumer products interests of the Tata Group under one umbrella Today, we are one of the ...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Bedford Tavern

Bedford Tavern

Famous for the balloon ascents from its Tea Gardens.

Place, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial