"An important political location." London Off The Beaten Path Tip by planxty
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The area round the Temple in central London has long been associated with the legal profession but tucked away in a nondescript little walkway in the area is a place of great political significance. On the wall of what is now part of the London School of Economics is the plaque pictured. This plaque commemorates the headquarters of the Suffragette movement, headed by the Pankhurst sisters Emmeline and Christabel who campaigned for women to be given the vote in the early 20th century. There were a number of activities involved with the movement including widespread use of hunger strikes when they were imprisoned. Indeed, on suffragette, Emily Davidson, died when she fell in front of the King's horse during the famus Epsom Derby race in 1913.
I wouldn't suggest you make a special trip to see this but if you have an interest in such things you may like to take a shrt detour, as it is just off the Strand. It is in Clements Inn Passage which lies on the North side of the Strand between Aldwych and the Royal Courts of Justice.
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