Can you name these people? All made important contributions to London in one way or another.
12 London guides, historians or obsessives will choose their favourite Londoners (10 shown above) at a quickfire event in Holborn this week, giving a five minute talk about their chosen figure.
History In The Pub: My Favourite Londoner will also feature a speed quiz on other notable Londoners, devised by Londonist's own editor-at-large Matt Brown.
The event takes place in the basement of the Christopher Hatton pub, 4 Leather Lane on Tuesday 5 July. Tickets are free to London Historians members, or else £5 (book in advance).
Who is your favourite Londoner, and why? Let us know in the comments below.