List of blue plaques

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Edvard Benes blue plaque, 26 Gwendolen Avenue, Putney

This list of blue plaques is an annotated list of people or events in the United Kingdom that have been commemorated by blue plaques. The plaques themselves are permanent signs installed in publicly visible locations on buildings to commemorate either a famous person who lived or worked in the building (or site) or an event that occurred within the building.[1]

London/English Heritage plaques[edit]

This is a partial list of the 869 blue plaques issued by English Heritage or its three predecessors in administering the blue plaque programme: the Royal Society of Arts (1866–1901), the London County Council (1901–1965), and the Greater London Council (1965–1986).[1] The entries in the lists in this section are based on information from the English Heritage website (unless otherwise noted). The issuing of the plaques was suspended from 1915 to 1919 and 1940 to 1947 due to the two world wars.[2] It was announced in 2013 that the scheme would be indefinitely suspended until 2014 due to a 34% cut in English Heritage's budget.[2] The issuance of plaques already approved by the advisory board will take place until 2014 when a new form of funding for the plaques will be announced.[2]

People[edit]

A[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Harold Abrahams
(1899–1978)
Olympic athlete Hodford Lodge, 2 Hodford Road
Golders Green, London NW11
2007
Ira Aldridge
(1807–1867)
Actor 5 Hamlet Road
Upper Norwood, London SE19
2007
Sir George Alexander
(1858–1918)
Actor and manager 57 Pont Street
Chelsea, London SW1
1951
Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby
(1861–1936)
Soldier 24 Wetherby Gardens
South Kensington, London SW5
1960
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema O.M.
(1836–1912)
Painter 44 Grove End Road
St John's Wood, London NW8
1975
Bert Ambrose
(c. 1896–1971)
Dance band leader The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street
Mayfair, London W1
2005
Edward Ardizzone
(1900–1979)
Painter and artist 130 Elgin Avenue
Maida Vale, London W9
2007
Sir Richard Arkwright
(1732–1792)
Industrialist and inventor 8 Adam Street
Charing Cross, London WC2
1984
Thomas Arne
(1710–1778)
Composer of "Rule, Britannia!" 31 King Street
Covent Garden, London WC2
1988
Sir Edwin Arnold
(1822–1888)
Poet and journalist 31 Bolton Gardens
South Kensington, London SW5
1931
Matthew Arnold
(1822–1888)
Poet and critic 2 Chester Square
Belgravia, London SW1
1954
Asquith, Herbert Henry, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith
(1852–1928)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 20 Cavendish Square
Marylebone, London W1
1951
Princess Serafina Astafieva
(1822–1888)
Ballet dancer 152 King's Road
Chelsea, London SW3
1968
Lady Nancy Astor
(1879–1964)
First female Member of Parliament 4 St James's Square
St James's, London SW1
1987
Clement Attlee
(1883–1967)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 17 Monkhams Avenue
Woodford Green, Ilford IG
1979
Sri Aurobindo
(1872–1950)
Indian spiritual leader 49 St. Stephen's Avenue
Shepherd's Bush, London W12
2007
Hertha Marks Ayrton
(1854–1923)
Physicist 41 Norfolk Square
Paddington, London W2
2007

B[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Robert Baden-Powell
(1857–1941)
Founder of the Scouting Movement 9 Hyde Park Gate
Kensington, London SW7
1972
Sir Douglas Bader
(1910–1982)
Royal Air Force pilot 5 Petersham Mews
Kensington, London SW7
2009
Walter Bagehot
(1826–1877)
Writer, banker and economist 12 Upper Belgrave Street
Belgravia, London SW1
1967
Enid Bagnold
(1889–1981)
Novelist and playwright 29 Hyde Park Gate
Kensington, London SW7
1997
Joanna Baillie
(1762–1851)
Poet and dramatist "Bolton House", Windmill Hill
Hampstead, London NW3
1900
John Logie Baird
(1888–1946)
First demonstration of television 22 Frith Street
Soho, London W1
1951
John Logie Baird
(1888–1946)
Television pioneer 3 Crescent Wood Road
Sydenham, London SE26
1977
Bruce Bairnsfather
(1857–1941)
Cartoonist 1 Sterling Street, off Montpelier Square
Knightsbridge, London SW7
1981
Sir Michael Balcon
(1896–1977)
Film producer Ealing Studios, Ealing Green
Ealing, London W5
2005
Stanley Baldwin
(1867–1947)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 93 Easton Square
Belgravia, London SW1
1969
Michael William Balfe
(1808–1870)
Composer 12 Seymour Street
Marylebone, London W1
1912
Robert Michael Ballantyne
(1825–1894)
Author of young adult fiction "Duneaves", Mount Park Road
Harrow, London HA1
1979
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer
(1841–1917)
Colonial administrator 36 Wimpole Street
Marylebone, London W1
1998
William Henry Barlow
(1812–1902)
Engineer "High Combe", 145 Charlton Road
Charlton, London SE7
1991
Thomas John Barnardo
(1845–1905)
Social reformer 58 Solent House, Ben Jonson Road
Stepney, London E1
1953
Dame Henrietta Barnett
(1851–1936) and Samuel Barnett
(1844–1913)
Social reformers, founder of Hampstead Garden Suburb Heath End House, Spaniards Road
Hampstead, London NW3
1983
J. M. Barrie
(1860–1937)
Author and playwright, creator of Peter Pan 100 Bayswater Road
Bayswater, London W2
1961
Sir Charles Barry
(1795–1860)
Architect "The Elms", Clapham Common North Side
Clapham, London SW4
1950
Béla Bartók
(1881–1945)
Hungarian composer 7 Sydney Place
South Kensington, London SW7
1997
Martina Bergman-Österberg
(1849–1915)
Physical education instructor 1 Broadhurst Gardens
Hampstead, London NW6
1999
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(1806–1861)
Poet 50 Wimpole Street
Marylebone, London W1
1899
George Basevi
(1794–1845)
Architect 17 Savile Row
Mayfair, London W1
1949
H. M. Bateman
(1887–1870)
Cartoonist 40 Nightingale Lane
Clapham, London SW12
1997
Sir Arnold Bax
(1806–1861)
Composer 13 Pendennis Road
Streatham, London SW16
1993
Gilbert Bayes
(1872–1953)
Sculptor 4 Greville Place
St John's Wood, London NW6
2007
Lilian Baylis
(1806–1861)
Manager of the Old Vic and Sadler's Wells theatres 27 Stockwell Park Road
Stockwell, London SW9
1974
Sir Joseph Bazalgette
(1819–1891)
Civil engineer 17 Hamilton Terrace
St John's Wood, London NW8
1974
Aubrey Beardsley
(1872–1898)
Artist 114 Cambridge Street
Pimlico, London SW1
1948
John Beard
(1717–1791)
Tenor Hampton Branch Library, Rose Hill
Hampton, London SW12 (joint plaque with William Ewart)
1992
Sir Francis Beaufort
(1774–1857)
Admiral and hydrographer 52 Manchester Street
Marylebone, London W1
1959
Harry Beck
(1902–1974)
Creator of the schematic Tube map 14 Wesley Road
Leyton, London E10
2013
Sir Thomas Beecham C.H.
(1879–1961)
Conductor 31 Grove End Road
St John's Wood, London NW8
1985
Sir Max Beerbohm
(1872–1956)
Caricaturist, author and parodyist 57 Palace Gardens Terrace
Kensington, London W8
1969
Andrés Bello
(1781–1865)
Venezuelan poet, philosopher, lawmaker and educator 58 Grafton Way
Fitzrovia, London W1
1996
Hilaire Belloc
(1870–1953)
Writer and historian 104 Cheyne Walk
Chelsea, London SW10
1973
David Ben-Gurion
(1886–1973)
First Prime Minister of Israel 75 Warrington Crescent
Maida Vale, London W9
1986
Julius Benedict
(1804–1885)
Composer 2 Manchester Square
Marylebone, London W1
1934
Dr. Edvard Beneš
(1884–1948)
Czech statesman and diplomat 26 Gwendolen Avenue
Putney, London SW15
1978
Arnold Bennett
(1867–1931)
Novelist 75 Cadogan Square
Chelsea, London SW1
1958
Sir Henry Bessemer
(1813–1898)
Inventor and Engineer Charlton House Charlton Road
Charlton, Hertfordshire SG5
Date unknown
Alfred Bestall
(1892–1986)
Illustrator of Rupert Bear 58 Cranes Park
Surbiton KT5
2006
Ernest Bevin
(1881–1951)
Politician and Trade Union leader Stratford Mansions, 34 South Molton Street
Mayfair, London W1
2001
Robert Polhill Bevan
(1865–1925)
Artist 14 Adamson Road
Hampstead, London NW3
1999
William Blake
(1757–1827)
Artist Old Wyldes', North End, Hampstead
London NW3 (joint plaque with John Linnell)
1975
Arthur Bliss
(1891–1975)
Composer East Heath Lodge, 1 East Heath Road
Hampstead, London NW3
1993
Alan Blumlein
(1903–1942)
Electronics engineer and inventor 37 The Ridings
Hanger Hill, London W5
1977
Enid Blyton
(1897–1968)
Author 207 Hook Road
Chessington KT9
2007
Charles Booth
(1840–1916)
Pioneer in social research 6 Grenville Place, South Kensington, London SW7 1951
Elizabeth Bowen
(1899–1973)
Writer 1-7 Clarence Terrace
Regent's Park, London NW1
2012
Dennis Brain
(1921–1957)
Horn player 37 Frognal
Hampstead, London NW3
1995
Bill Brandt
(1904–1983)
Photographer 4 Airlie Gardens
Kensington, London W8
2010
Frank Bridge
(1879–1941)
Composer and musician 4 Bedford Gardens
Holland Park, London W8
1989
Benjamin Britten
(1913–1976)
Composer 173 Cromwell Road,
South Kensington, London SW5
2001
Edmund Burke
(1729–1797)
Statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher 37 Gerrard Street
Soho, London W1
1876
Sir Edward Burne-Jones
(1833–1898)
Artist 41 Kensington Square
Kensington, London W8
1998
Frances Hodgson Burnett
(1849–1924)
Writer 63 Portland Place
Marylebone, London W1
1979
Frances Burney
(1752–1840)
Poet and playwright 11 Bolton Street
Mayfair, London W1
1885
Richard Burton
(1925–1984)
Actor 6 Lyndhurst Road
Hampstead, London NW3
2011
William Butterfield
(1814–1900)
Architect 42 Bedford Square
Bloomsbury, London WC1
1978

C[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Colen Campbell
(1676–1729)
Architect and author of Vitruvius Britannicus 76 Brook Street
Mayfair, London W1
1977
Sir Malcolm Campbell
(1885–1948) and Donald Campbell
(1921–1967)
Speed record holders on land and water Canbury School, Kingston Hill
Kingston upon Thames London KT2
2010
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman
(1836–1908)
Prime Minister 6 Grosvenor Place
Belgravia, London SW1
1959
Prebendary Wilson Carlile
(1847–1932)
Founder of the Church Army, evangelist 34 Sheffield Terrace
Holland Park, London W8
1972
Howard Carter
(1874–1939)
Egyptologist, discoverer of the tomb of Tutankhamun 19 Collingham Gardens
Earls Court, London SW5
1999
Herbert Chapman
(1878–1934)
Football manager 6 Haslemere Avenue
Hendon, London NW4
2005
Charles X of France
(1757–1836)
Last Bourbon King of France 72 South Audley Street
Mayfair, London W1
2000
Cetshwayo kaMpande
(c.1832–1884)
King of the Zulus 18 Melbury Road
Holland Park, London W14
2006
Dame Agatha Christie
(1891–1976)
Detective novelist and playwright 58 Sheffield Terrace
Kensington, London W8
2001
Winston Churchill
(1874–1965)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 28 Hyde Park Gate
Kensington and Chelsea, London SW7
1985
Willy Clarkson
(1861–1934)
Theatrical wig maker 41-43 Wardour Street
Soho, London W1
1966
Sir Jack Cohen
(1898–1979)
Founder of Tesco stores 91 Ashfield Street
Whitechapel, London E1
2009
Sir Henry Cole
(1808–1882)
Campaigner, educator, first director of the Victoria and Albert Museum 33 Thurloe Square
South Kensington, London SW7
1991
Arthur Conan Doyle
(1859–1930)
Creator of Sherlock Holmes 12 Tennison Road
South Norwood, Croydon, SE25
1973
Joseph Conrad
(1857–1924)
Novelist 17 Gillingham Street
Victoria, London SW1
1984
Captain James Cook
(1728–1779)
Circumnavigator and explorer 88 Mile End Road
Tower Hamlets, London E1
1970
Charles Coward
(1905–1976)
Rescuer of Jews from Auschwitz 133 Chichester Road
Edmonton, London N9
1995
George Cruikshank
(1792–1878)
Cartoonist 293 Hampstead Road
Camden Town, London NW1
1885

D[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Sir Henry Dale
(1875–1968)
Nobel Prize winner for Medicine Mount Veron House
Mount Vernon, Hampstead,
London NW3
1981
Charles Darwin
(1809–1882)
Naturalist Biological Sciences Building, University College,
Gower Street, Bloomsbury, WC1
1961
Sir Geoffrey de Havilland
(1882–1965)
Aviation pioneer and aircraft engineer 32 Barons Court Road
Hammersmith and Fulham, W14
2001
Charles Dickens
(1812–1870)
Novelist Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, WC1 1903
Robert Donat
(1905–1958)
Actor 8 Meadway
Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11
1994
John Dryden
(1631–1700)
Poet 43 Gerrard Street
Soho, London W1
1870
Sir Frank Watson Dyson
(1868–1939)
Astronomer Royal 6 Vanbrugh Hill
Blackheath, Greenwich, SE3
1990

E[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
John Scott, Lord Eldon
(1751–1838)
Lord Chancellor 6 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury
Camden, WC1
1954
T. S. Eliot
(1888–1965)
Poet 3 Kensington Court Gardens
Kensington and Chelsea, W8
1986
Edith Evans
(1888–1976)
Actress 109 Ebury Street
Victoria, Westminster, SW1
1997

F[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Michael Faraday
(1791–1867)
Scientist 48 Blandford Street
Marylebone, London W1
1876
Millicent Garrett Fawcett
(1847–1929)
Pioneer of women's suffrage 2 Gower Street
Bloomsbury, WC1
1954
Luke Fildes
(1843–1927)
Painter Woodland House, 31 Melbury Road
Kensington, W8
1959
Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher
(1890–1962)
Statistician and geneticist Inverforth House
North End Way, Hampstead, London NW3
2002
Bud Flanagan
(1896–1968)
Music hall performer 12 Hanbury Street
Spitalfields, E1
1996
Ian Fleming
(1908–1964)
Creator of James Bond 22 Ebury Street,
London SW1
1996
E. M. Forster
(1872–1956)
Novelist Arlington Park Mansions, Sutton Lane
Turnham Green, Hounslow, W4
1983
Charles James Fox
(1749–1806)
Statesman 46 Clarges Street
Mayfair, W1J
1912
Benjamin Franklin
(1706–1790)
Statesman, diplomat, inventor 36 Craven Street
Charing Cross, London WC2
1914
C. B. Fry
(1872–1956)
All-round Sportsman 144 St James's Road
Croydon, CR0
2005
Roger Fry
(1866–1934)
Artist and critic 33 Fitzroy Square
Fitzrovia, W1P
2010
Charles James Freake
(1814–1984)
Builder and Patron of the Arts 21 Cromwell Road
South Kensington, London SW7
1981

G[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Thomas Gainsborough
(1727–1788)
Artist 80 Pall Mall
City of Westminster, London SW1
1951
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
(1869–1948)
Philosopher and teacher Kingsley Hall, Powis Road
Bromley by Bow, London E3
1954
Anna Maria Garthwaite
(1688–1763)
Textile designer 2 Princelet Street
Spitalfields, London E1
1998
Marcus Garvey
(1887–1940)
Pan-Africanist leader 53, Talgarth Road
Hammersmith, London W14
2005
Guy Gibson V.C.
(1918–1944)
Pilot, Leader of the Dambuster Raid 32 Aberdeen Place
St John's Wood, London NW8
2006
W. G. Grace
(1848–1915)
Cricketer Fairmount, Mottingham Lane
Mottingham, SE9
1966
Kenneth Grahame
(1859–1932)
Author of The Wind In The Willows 16 Phillimore Place
Kensington, London W8
1959
Robert Graves
(1895–1985)
Writer 1 Lauriston Road
Wimbledon, London SW19
1995
Walter Greaves
(1846–1930)
Artist and etcher 104 Cheyne Walk
Chelsea, London SW10
1973
François Guizot
(1846–1930)
French historian, orator, and statesman 21 Pelham Crescent
South Kensington, London SW7

H[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Henry Hall
(1898–1989)
Dance band leader and broadcaster 38 Harman Drive
Cricklewood, London NW2
2003
Pete Ham
(1947–1975)
Musician Swansea Railway Station, Ivey Place, Swansea, Wales
2013
Georg Friedrich Händel
(1685–1759)
Musician 25 Brook Street
Mayfair, London W1
1952
John Harrison
(1693–1776)
Inventor of the marine chronometer Summit House, Red Lion Square
Bloomsbury, London WC1
1954
Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins
(Althony Hope)
(1863–1933)
Novelist 41 Bedford Square
Bloomsbury, London WC1
1976
William Hazlitt
(1778–1830)
Essayist 6 Frith Street
Soho, London W1
1905
Heinrich Heine
(1799–1856)
German poet 32 Craven Street
Charing Cross, London WC2
1912
Jimi Hendrix
(1942–1970)
Guitarist and songwriter 23 Brook Street
Mayfair, London W1
1997
Dame Myra Hess
(1890–1965)
Pianist 48 Wildwood Road
Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11
1987
Graham Hill
(1929–1975)
Formula One World Champion 32 Parkside
Mill Hill, London NW7
2003
Sir Rowland Hill
(1795–1859)
Postal pioneer Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street
Hampstead, London NW3
1893
James Hilton
(1900–1954)
Novelist 16 College Road
Walthamstow, London E17
1997
Sir Alfred Hitchcock
(1899–1980)
Film director 153 Cromwell Road
Kensington and Chelsea, London SW5
1999
Stanley Holloway OBE
(1890–1982)
Actor and Singer 25 Albany Road
Newham, London E12
2009
William Holman Hunt OM
(1827–1910)
Painter 18 Melbury Road
Kensington, W8
1923
John Hunter
(1728–1793)
Surgeon 31 Golden Square
Soho, London W1
1907
Baron Friedrich von Hugel
(1852–1925)
Theologian 4 Holford Road
Hampstead, London NW3
1968
Leslie 'Hutch' Hutchinson
(1900–1969)
Caberet performer 31 Steele's Road
Chalk Farm, London NW3
2012

I[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
John Innes
(1829– 1904)
Philanthropist and property developer Manor House, Watery Lane
Wimbledon, London SW20
1978
John Ireland
(1879 – 1962)
Composer 32 Grafton Street
Mayfair, London W1
1996
Edward Irving
(1792 - 1834)
Clergyman, founder of the Catholic Apostolic Church 4 Claremont Square
Islington, London N1
1982
Henry Irving
(1838 – 1905)
Actor 15a Grafton Street
Mayfair, London W1
1950
Washington Irving
(1783 – 1859)
Author 8 Argyll Street
Soho, London W1
1983
Sir Rufus Isaacs
(1860 – 1935)
1st Marquess of Reading, lawyer, statesman 32 Curzon Street
Mayfair, London W1
1971

J[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe
(1859–1935)
Admiral of the Fleet 25 Draycott Place
Kensington and Chelsea, SW3
1975
Quaid I Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah
(1876–1948)
Founder of Pakistan 35 Russell Road
Holland Park, London W14
2003
Amy Johnson
(1903–1941)
Aviator Vernon Court, Hendon Way
Cricklewood, London NW2
1987
Dame Celia Johnson
(1908–1982)
Actress 46 Richmond Hill
Richmond upon Thames, TW10
2008
Samuel Johnson
(1709–1784)
Poet, lexicographer and wit 17 Gough Square
Holborn, London EC4
1876

K[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Boris Karloff
(1887–1969)
Actor 36 Forest Hill Road
East Dulwich, London SE22
1998
John Keats
(1795–1821)
Poet Keats House, Keats Grove
Hampstead, London NW3
1896
Lord Kelvin
(alias for William Thomson)
(1824–1907)
Physicist and mathematician 15 Eaton Place
Belgravia, SW1X 8BN
1996
John Maynard Keynes
(1883–1946)
Economist 46 Gordon Square
Bloomsbury, London WC1
1975
Mary Kingsley
(1862–1900)
Traveller and ethnologist 22 Southwood Lane
Highgate, London N6
1975
Rudyard Kipling
(1865–1936)
Poet and story writer 43 Villiers Street
Charing Cross, London WC2
1957
Sir Alexander Korda
(1893–1956)
Film producer 21 Grosvenor Street
Mayfair, Westminster, W1
2002
Prince Peter Kropotkin
(1842–1921)
Theorist of Anarchism 6 Crescent Road
Sundridge Park, Bromley BR1
1989

L[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Dorothea Lambert Chambers
(1878–1960)
Tennis player 7 North Common Road
Ealing, London W5
2005
Lillie Langtry
(1852–1929)
Actress Cadogan Hotel, 21 Pont Street
Knightsbridge, London SW1
1980
Charles Laughton
(1899–1962)
Actor 15 Percy Street
Fitzrovia, London W1
1992
D. H. Lawrence
(1885–1930)
Novelist and poet 1 Byron Villas, Vale of Health
Hampstead, London NW3
1969
T. E. Lawrence
(1888–1935)
"Lawrence of Arabia" 14 Barton Street
Westminster, London SW1
1966
Lord Leighton
(1830–1896)
Painter Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
Holland Park, London W14
1958
Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens
(1869–1944)
Architect 13 Mansfield Street
Marylebone, London W1
(joint plaque with John Loughborough Pearson)
1962
Vladimir Lenin
(1870–1924)
Marxist, politician, founder of USSR. 16 Percy Circus, London. 1972
John Lennon
(1940–1980)
Musician and songwriter 251 Menlove Avenue ("Mendips")
South Woolton, Liverpool L25
2000
John Lennon
(1940–1980)
Musician and songwriter 34 Montagu Square
Marylebone, London W1H
2010
William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme
(1851–1925)
Soap-maker and philanthropist Inverforth House
North End Way, Hampstead, London NW3
2002
Percy Wyndham Lewis
(1882–1957)
Painter and writer 61 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, London W8 1983
John Lindley
(1799–1865)
Botanist Bedford House, The Avenue
Acton Green, London W4
1975
John Linnell
(1792–1882)
Painter Old Wyldes', North End
Hampstead, London NW3 (joint plaque with William Blake)
1975
Joseph Lister
(1827–1912)
Surgeon 12 Park Crescent
Regent's Park, London W1
1915
Sir David Low
(1891–1963)
Cartoonist 33 Melbury Court, Kensington High Street
Kensington, London W8
1986
Arthur Lucan
(1887–1954)
Entertainer and creator of "Old Mother Riley" 11 Forty Lane
Wembley, London HA9
1978

M[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Douglas Macmillan
(1878–1967)
Founder of Macmillan Cancer Support 15 Ranelagh Road
Pimlico, London SW1
1997
Ida Mann
(1893–1983)
Ophthalmologist 13 Minster Road
West Hampstead, London NW2
2012
Katherine Mansfield
(1888–1923)
Writer 17 East Heath Road
Hampstead, London NW3
(joint plaque with John Middleton Murry)
1969
Albert Mansbridge
(1876–1952)
Founder of the Workers' Educational Association 198 Windsor Road
Ilford, London IG
1967
John Masefield
(1878–1967)
Poet Laureate 30 Maida Avenue
Westminster, London W2
2002
Karl Marx
(1818–1883)
Philosopher 28 Dean Street
Soho, Westminster, London W1
1967
James Clerk Maxwell
(1831–1879)
Physicist 16 Palace Gardens Terrace
Kensington and Chelsea, London W8
1923
Giuseppe Mazzini
(1805–1872)
Italian patriot 183 North Gower Street
London
John McCormack
(1884–1945)
Lyric tenor 24 Ferncroft Avenue
London NW3
2005
Sir Peter Medawar
(1915-1987)
Biologist 25 Downshire Hill
Hampstead
2014
Dame Nelly Melba
(1819–1891)
Operatic soprano Coombe House, Devey Close, (off Beverley Lane)
Coombe KT2
2000
Herman Melville
(1819–1891)
Author of Moby-Dick 25 Craven Street
Charing Cross, London WC2
2005
George Meredith
(1828–1909)
Poet and novelist 7 Hobury Street
Kensington and Chelsea, London SW10
1976
John Stuart Mill
(1806–1873)
Philosopher 18 Kensington Square
Kensington and Chelsea, London W8
1907
Sir John Everett Millais
(1829–1896)
Painter 2 Palace Gate
Kensington and Chelsea, London W8
1926
A. A. Milne
(1882–1956)
Author of Winnie the Pooh 13 Mallord Street
Kensington and Chelsea, London SW3
1979
Nancy Mitford
(1904–1973)
Writer Heywood Hill's bookshop, 10 Curzon Street
Mayfair, Westminster, W1
1999
Field Marshal Montgomery, Viscount of Alamein
(1887–1976)
Field Marshal Oval House, 52-54 Kennington Oval
Lambeth, London SE11
1987
Henry Moore
(1898–1986)
Sculptor 11a Parkhill Road
Hampstead, London NW3
2004
Lady Ottoline Morrell
(1873–1938)
Literary hostess and patron of the arts 10 Gower Street
Bloomsbury, Westminster, WC1
1984
William Morris
(1834–1896)
Poet and artist Red House, Red House Lane
Bexleyheath, London DA6 (Joint plaque with Philip Webb)
1969
Samuel F. B. Morse
(1791–1872)
American painter and inventor of the Morse code 141 Cleveland Street
Fitzrovia, Westminster, London W1
1962
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
(1900–1979)
Last Viceroy of India 2 Wilton Crescent
Belgravia, Westminster, London SW1
2000
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756–1791)
Composer 180 Ebury Street
Westminster, London SW1
1939
Alexander Muirhead
(1807–1889)
Electrical engineer 20 Church Road
Shortlands, Bromley, BR2
1981
Hugh Hector Munro, alias Saki
(1870–1916)
Short story writer 97 Mortimer Street
Soho, Westminster, London W1
2003
John Middleton Murry
(1889–1957)
Critic 17 East Heath Road
Hampstead, London NW3
(joint plaque with Katherine Mansfield)
1969

N[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Napoleon III
(1808–1873)
Emperor of the French 1c King Street
St James's, London SW1
1875
Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
First Prime Minister of India 60 Elgin Crescent
Kensington and Chelsea, London W11
1989
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson
(1758–1805)
Admiral 147 New Bond Street
Mayfair, London W1
1876
Isaac Newton
(1642–1727)
Physicist and mathematician 87 Jermyn Street
St James's, Westminster, London SW1
1908
Harold Nicolson
(1886–1968)
Writer and gardener 182 Ebury Street
Belgravia, Westminster, London SW1
(joint plaque with Vita Sackville-West)
1993
Kwame Nkrumah
(1909–1972)
First President of Ghana 60 Burghley Road
Camden, London NW5
2005
Philip Noel-Baker
(1889–1982)
Olympic medalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 16 South Eaton Place
Belgravia, London SW1
1992
Joseph Nollekens
(1737–1823)
Sculptor 44 Mortimer Street
Fitzrovia, London W1
1954
Ivor Novello
(1893–1951)
Songwriter and actor's agent 11 Aldwych
Covent Garden, London WC2
1973

O[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Sean O'Casey
(1880–1964)
Irish playwright 49 Overstrand Mansions, Prince of Wales Drive
Battersea, London SW11
1993
Bernardo O'Higgins
(1778–1842)
General, statesman and liberator of Chile Clarence House, 2 The Vineyard
Richmond, London TW10
1994
Anne Oldfield
(1683–1730)
Actress 60 Grosvenor Street
Mayfair, London W1
1992
Percy Lane Oliver
(1878–1944)
Founder of the first voluntary blood donor service 5 Colyton Road
East Dulwich, London SE22
1979
Arthur Onslow
(1691–1768)
Speaker of the House of Commons 20 Soho Square
Soho, London W1
1927
Sir William Orpen
(1878–1931)
Painter 8 South Bolton Gardens
South Kensington, London SW5
1978
George Orwell
(1903–1950)
Writer 50 Lawford Road
Kentish Town, London NW5
1980

P[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Sir Frederick Handley Page
(1885–1962)
Aircraft designer and manufacturer 18 Grosvenor Square
Westminster, London W1
1999
Francis Turner Palgrave
(1824–1897)
Compiler of The Golden Treasury 5 York Gate
Regent's Park, Westminster, London NW1
1976
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
(1784–1865)
Statesman 4 Carlton Gardens
Westminster, London SW1
1925
Dame Christabel Pankhurst
(1880–1958)
Campaigner for women's suffrage 50 Clarendon Road
Notting Hill, London W11
(joint plaque with Emmeline Pankhurst)
2006
Emmeline Pankhurst
(1858–1928)
Campaigner for women's suffrage 50 Clarendon Road
Notting Hill, London W11
(joint plaque with Dame Christabel Pankhurst)
2006
Sylvia Pankhurst
(1882–1960)
Campaigner for women's rights 120 Cheyne Walk
Chelsea, London SW10
1985
Mervyn Peake
(1911–1968)
Writer 1 Drayton Gardens
Kensington and Chelsea, London SW10
1996
John Loughborough Pearson
(1817–1897)
Architect 13 Mansfield Street
Westminster, London W1
(joint plaque with Edwin Lutyens)
1962
Karl Pearson
(1857–1936)
Pioneer Statistician 7 Well Road
Hampstead, London NW3
1983
Sir Robert Peel
(1750–1830)
Manufacturer and reformer 16 Upper Grosvenor Street
Westminster, London W1
1988
Henry Pelham
(c. 1695-1754)
Prime Minister 22 Arlington Street
Westminster, London SW1
1995
Samuel Pepys
(1633–1703)
Diarist and Secretary of the Admiralty 12 Buckingham Street
Westminster, London WC1
1908
Spencer Perceval
(1762–1812)
Prime Minister 59-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Holborn, Camden, London WC2
1914
Fred Perry
(1909–1995)
Tennis player 223 Pitshanger Lane
Brentham Garden Estate, London W5
2012
Sir Flinders Petrie
(1853–1942)
Archaeologist 5 Cannon Place
Hampstead, London NW3
1954
Frank Pick
(1878–1941)
Pioneer of good design for London Transport 15 Wildwood Road
Golders Green, London NW11
1981
William Pitt the Younger
(1759–1806)
Prime Minister 120 Baker Street
Westminster, London W1
1949
Lieutenant General Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers
(1827–1900)
Anthropologist and archaeologist 4 Grosvenor Gardens
Belgravia, London SW1
1983
Sylvia Plath
(1932–1963)
Poet 3 Chalcot Square
Primrose Hill, London NW1
2000
Sir Nigel Playfair
(1874–1934)
Actor-manager 26 Pelham Crescent
Kensington and Chelsea, London SW7
1965
Alexander Pope
(1688–1744)
Poet Mawson Arms PH, 110 Chiswick Lane South
Chiswick, London W4
1996
Sir Karl Popper
(1902–1994)
Philosopher 16 Burlington Rise
Oakleigh Park, London EN4
2008
Ezra Pound
(1885–1972)
Poet 10 Kensington Church Walk
Kensington and Chelsea, London W8
2004
J. B. Priestley
(1894–1984)
Novelist, playwright and essayist 3 The Grove
Highgate, London N6
1994
Michael Powell (1905 - 1990) and
Emeric Pressburger (1902 - 1988)
Film-makers Dorset House, Gloucester Place, London NW1 2014
Joseph Priestley
(1733–1804)
Scientist, philosopher, and theologian Ram Place, London E9 1985

R[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Lord FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
(1788–1855)
Commander during the Crimean War 5 Stanhope Gate
Hyde Park, Westminster, London W1
1911
Sir William Ramsay
(1852–1916)
Scientist, discoverer of the noble gases 12 Arundel Gardens
Notting Hill, London W11
unknown
J. Arthur Rank
(1888–1972)
Industrialist and film producer 38 South Street, Mayfair, London W1 2012
Eleanor Rathbone
(1872–1946)
Pioneer of family allowances Tufton Court, Tufton Street
Westminster, London SW1
1986
Sir Terence Rattigan
(1911–1977)
Playwright 100 Cornwall Gardens
South Kensington, London SW7
2005
Eric Ravilious
(1903–1942)
Artist 48 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
Hammersmith and Fulham, London W6
1991
Lord Reith
(1889–1971)
First director-general of the BBC 6 Barton Street
Westminster, London SW1
1994
Harry Relph - "Little Tich"
(1867–1928)
Music Hall comedian 93 Shirehall Park
Hendon, London
1969
Jean Rhys
(1890–1979)
Writer Paultons House, Paultons Square
Chelsea, SW3
2012
Sir Harry Ricardo
(1885–1974)
Mechanical engineer 13 Bedford Square
Bloomsbury, London WC1
2005
Sir Ralph Richardson
(1885–1974)
Actor Bedegar's Lea, Kenwood Close
Hampstead Garden Suburb, NW3
2005
Dr José Rizal
(1861–1896)
Writer and national hero of the Philippines 37 Chalcot Crescent, Camden, NW1 1983
Paul Robeson
(1898–1976)
Singer and actor 1 Branch Hill
Hampstead, London NW3
2010
Ram Mohan Roy
(1772–1833)
Indian scholar and reformer 49 Bedford Square
Bloomsbury, London WC1
1985
Thomas Rowlandson
(1757–1827)
Cartoonist 16 John Adam Street
Charing Cross, London WC2
1950

S[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Vita Sackville-West
(1892–1962)
Writer and gardener 182 Ebury Street
Belgravia, London SW1
(joint plaque with Harold Nicolson)
1993
Siegfried Sassoon
(1886–1967)
Writer 23 Campden Hill Square
Holland Park, London W8
1996
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar
(1883–1966)
Indian patriot and philosopher 65 Cromwell Avenue
Highgate, London N6
1985
Sir George Gilbert Scott
(1811–1878)
Architect Admiral's House, Admiral's Walk
Hampstead, London NW3
1910
George Seferis
(1900–1971)
Greek ambassador, poet, and Nobel laureate 51 Upper Brook Street
Westminster, London W1
2000
Cecil Sharp
(1859–1924)
Collector of English folk songs and dances 4 Maresfield Gardens
Hampstead, London NW3
1985
Richard Norman Shaw
(1831–1912)
Architect 6 Ellerdale Road
Hampstead, London NW3
2006
Mary Shelley
(1797–1851)
Author of Frankenstein 24 Chester Square
Belgravia, London SW1
2003
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(1751–1816)
Playwright 14 Savile Row
Mayfair, London W1
1881
Alastair Sim
(1900–1976)
Actor 8 Frognal Gardens
Hampstead, London NW3
2008
Edith Sitwell
(1887–1964)
Poet Greenhill, Hampstead High Street
Hampstead, London NW3
1998
Robert Smirke
(1781–1867)
Architect 81 Charlotte Street
Fitzrovia, London NW1
Sir Thomas Sopwith
(1888–1989)
Aviator and aircraft manufacturer 46 Green Street
Mayfair, London W1
1998
Constance Spry
(1886–1960)
Florist 64 South Audley Street
Mayfair, London W1
2012
Sir Charles Stanford
(1852–1914)
Musician 56 Hornton Street
Holland Park, London W8
1961
Albert Henry Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield
(1874–1948)
First chairman of London Transport 43 South Street
Mayfair, London W1
1984
Sir Leslie Stephen
(1832-1904)
Author, critic and mountaineer 22 Hyde Park Gate
Kensington and Chelsea, London SW7
1960
Robert Louis Stevenson
(1850–1894)
Scottish novelist, author of
Treasure Island (1883)
Mount Vernon, corner of Holly Place
Hampstead, London NW3
ca.1960
George Frederic Still
(1868–1941)
Paediatrician, first to describe ADHD 28 Queen Anne Street,
Marylebone, London W1
1993
Marcus Stone
(1840–1921)
Painter 8 Melbury Road
Holland Park, London W8
1994
John McDouall Stuart
(1815–1866)
First explorer to cross Australia 9 Campden Hill Square,
Holland Park, London W8
1962

T[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Rabindranath Tagore
(1861–1941)
Indian poet 3 Villas on the Heath, Vale of Health
Hampstead, London NW3
2011
Thomas Smith Tait
(1882–1954)
Architect Gates House, Wyldes Close
Hampstead, London NW11
2006
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(1809–1892)
Poet 9 Upper Belgrave Street
Belgravia, London SW1
1994
William Makepeace Thackeray
(1811–1863)
Writer 2 Palace Green
Kensington, London W8
1887
Dylan Thomas
(1914–1953)
Poet 54 Delancey Street
Camden, London NW1
1983
Sir Hamo Thornycroft
(1850–1925)
Sculptor 2a Melbury Road
Kensington, London W8
1957
Will Thorne
(1857–1946)
Trade Union leader and Labour Member of Parliament 1 Lawrence Road
West Ham, London E13
1987
Richard Titmuss
(1907–1973)
Sociologist 32 Twyford Avenue
Acton, London W3
2011

U[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Evelyn Underhill
(1875–1941)
Christian philosopher and teacher 50 Campden Hill Square
Holland Park, London W8
1990
Sir Stanley Unwin
(1884–1968)
Publisher 13 Handen Road
Lee, London SE12
1984

V[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Martin Van Buren
(1782–1862)
Eighth President of the United States 7 Stratford Place
Marylebone, London W1
1977
Sir Harry Vane
(1612–1662)
Statesman Vane House, Rosslyn Hill
Hampstead, London NW3
1897
Ralph Vaughan Williams, O.M.
(1872–1958)
Composer 10 Hanover Terrace
Regent's Park, London NW1
1872
Michael Ventris
(1922–1956)
Architect, decipherer of "Linear B" 19 North End
Hampstead, London NW3
1990
John Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort
(1886–1946)
Soldier 34 Belgrave Square
Belgravia, London SW1
2005
Swami Vivekananda
(1863–1902)
Hindu philosopher 63 St George's Drive
Pimlico, London SW1
2004
Baron Friedrich von Hügel
(1852–1925)
Theologian 4 Holford Road
Hampstead, London NW3
1968
Charles Voysey
(1857–1941)
Architect and furniture and textile designer 6 Carlton Hill
St John's Wood, London NW9
1995

W[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Thomas Wakley
(1795–1862)
Reformer and founder of The Lancet 35 Bedford Square
Bloomsbury, London WC1
1962
Benjamin Waugh
(1839–1908)
Founder of the NSPCC 26 Croom's Hill
Greenwich, London SE10
1984
Evelyn Waugh
(1903–1966)
Writer 145 North End Road
Golders Green, London NW11
1993
Beatrice
(1858–1943) and Sidney Webb
(1859–1947)
Social scientists and political reformers 1 Netherhall Gardens
Hampstead, London NW3
1981
Philip Webb
(1831–1915)
Architect Red House, Red House Lane
Bexleyheath, London DA6 (Joint plaque with William Morris)
1969
Elisabeth Welch
(1904–2003)
Singer Ovington Court, Ovington Gardens, off Brompton Road
Kensington, London SW5
2012
H. G. Wells
(1866–1946)
Writer 13 Hanover Terrace
Westminster, London NW1
1966
Sir Richard Westmacott
(1775–1856)
Sculptor 14 South Audley Street
Mayfair, Westminster, London W1
1955
William Hale White
(1831–1913)
Novelist 19 Park Hill
Carshalton SM5
1979
Kenneth Williams
(1926 - 1988)
Comic actor Farley Court, Allsop Place, London NW1 2014
Oscar Wilde
(1854–1900)
Wit and dramatist 34 Tite Street
Chelsea London SW3
1954
P. G. Wodehouse
(1881–1975)
Writer 17 Dunraven Street
Westminster, London W1
1988
Virginia Woolf
(1882–1941)
Novelist and critic 29 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1 1974
Sir Christopher Wren
(1632–1723)
Architect The Old Court House, Hampton Court Green
East Molesey, Richmond Upon Thames
1996

Y[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
William Butler Yeats
(1865–1939)
Irish poet and dramatist 23 Fitzroy Road
Primrose Hill, London NW1
1957
F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas
(1902–1964)
Member of the Special Operations Executive Queen Court, 24-28 Queen Square, Guilford Street
Bloomsbury, London WC1
2010
Thomas Young
(1773–1829)
Man of science 48 Welbeck Street
Marylebone, London W1
1951

Z[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued
Israel Zangwill
(1864–1926)
Writer and philanthropist 288 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green, London E2
1965
Johann Zoffany
(1733–1810)
Painter 65 Strand-on-the-Green
Chiswick, London W4
1973
Émile Zola
(1840–1902)
French novelist Queen's Hotel, 122 Church Road
Upper Norwood, London SE19
1990

Organisations, places, or events[edit]

Organisation, place, or event Description Address
1-3 Robert Street Site of house lived in by Robert Adam, Thomas Hood, John Galsworthy, J. M. Barrie and "other eminent artists and writers". 1-3 Robert Street, Adelphi
Charing Cross, London WC2
14 Buckingham Street Site of house lived in by Samuel Pepys, Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, William Etty and Clarkson Frederick Stanfield 14 Buckingham Street
Covent Garden, London WC2
32 Soho Square Site of house lived in by botanists Joseph Banks, David Don and Robert Brown, meeting place of the Linnean Society 32 Soho Square
Soho, London W1
The Adelphi Terrace Site of Adelphi Terrace built by the Adam Brothers in 1768-1774. Occupants of the terrace included Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk, David Garrick, Richard D'Oyly Carte, Thomas Hardy and George Bernard Shaw. Former premises of the London School of Economics and the Savage Club The Adelphi Terrace
Charing Cross, London WC2
Aubrey House House stands on the site of Kensington Wells, an early 18th century spa. Former residents include Sir Edward Lloyd Richard, 1st Earl Grosvenor, Lady Mary Coke, philanthropists Peter and Clementia Taylor and William Cleverly Alexander, art collector and philanthropist Aubrey House, Aubrey Walk
Holland Park, London W8
Bow Street Bow Street was formed about 1637. It has been the residence of many notable men among whom were Henry Fielding, John Fielding, Grinling Gibbons, Charles Macklin, John Radcliffe, Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset and William Wycherley. 19-20 Bow Street
Covent Garden, London WC2
Cato Street Conspiracy The Cato Street Conspiracy was discovered here in 1820. 1a Cato Street
Marylebone, London W1
Collins Music Hall Site of Collins Music Hall from 1862 to 1958 10-11 Islington Green
Islington, London N1
County Hall The home of London Government from 1922 to 1986 (LCC 1889-1965, GLC 1965-1986). Main Entrance, County Hall
South Bank, London SE1
Essex House Essex Street was laid out in the grounds of Essex House by Nicholas Barbon in 1675. Among many famous lawyers who lived here were Sir Orlando Bridgeman c.1606-1674 Lord Keeper Henry Fielding 1707-1754 Novelist, and Brass Crosby 1725-1793 Lord Mayor of London James Savage 1779-1892 Architect had his office here. Prince Charles Edward Stuart stayed at a house in the street in 1750. Rev. Theophilus Lindsey 1723-1808 Unitarian Minister founded Essex Street Chapel here in 1774. Dr. Samuel Johnson established an evening club at the Essex Head in 1783. Essex Hall, Essex Street
Strand, London WC1
Fabian Society Site of 17 Osnaburgh Street, where the Fabian Society was founded The White House, Osnaburgh Street
Regent's Park, London NW1
GPO Film Unit GPO Film Unit later Crown Film Unit; pioneers of documentary film making had their studios here 1933-1943. 47 Bennett Park
Blackheath, London SE3
Inner London Education Authority The home of Inner London's education service from 1922, ILEA succeeding the London School Board (1870–1904) and the LCC (1904–1965). Main Entrance, County Hall
South Bank, London SE1
Lansdowne House In these studios lived and worked the artists Charles Ricketts, Charles Haslewood Shannon, Glyn Philpot, Vivian Forbes, James Pryde and Frederick Cayley Robinson. 80 Lansdowne Road
Notting Hill, London W11
Millbank Prison Near this site stood Millbank Prison which opened in 1816 and closed in 1890. This buttress stood at the head of the river steps from which, until 1867, prisoners sentenced to transportation embarked on their journey to Australia. Stone bollard on Millbank
Pimlico, London SW1
Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood In this house the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was founded in 1848. 7 Gower Street
Bloomsbury, London WC1
Priory of St. John the Baptist The site of this building forms part of what was once the precinct of the Priory of St. John the Baptist, Holywell. Within a few yards stood from 1577 to 1598 the first London building specially devoted to the performance of plays, and known as "The Theatre". 86-88 Curtain Road
Shoreditch, London EC2
Ratcliff Cross This tablet is in memory of Sir Hugh Willoughby, Steven Borough, William Borough, Sir Martin Frobisher and other navigators who, in the latter half of the sixteenth century, set sail from this reach of the River Thames near Ratcliff Cross to explore the Northern Seas. King Edward Memorial Park, The Highway
Shadwell, London E1
Scotland Yard Site of Scotland Yard, first headquarters of the Metropolitan Police force from 1829 to 1890. Ministry of Agriculture Building, Whitehall Place
Westminster, London W1
Flying bomb Impact site of the first V-1 flying bomb Railway Bridge, Grove Road
Mile End, London E3
Television The world's first regular high definition television service was inaugurated here by the BBC, 2 November 1936 Alexandra Palace
Wood Green, London N22
Tyburn Tree Site of the Tyburn Tree Traffic Island at the junction of Edgware Road and Bayswater Road
Marylebone, London W2

Lost plaques[edit]

Person Notability Address Year issued Year destroyed
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
(1809–1892)
Poet 225 Hampstead Road
Nr Mornington Crescent, London NW1
1914 Unknown, during World War II

Other similar plaques[edit]

Other plaques issued by municipal authorities, societies, companies, or private individuals that emulate the style and function of the plaques issued by English Heritage and its predecessors.

People[edit]

Person Notability Address Year Issued Issued by (colour)
Francis William Aston
(1877–1945)
Scientist, Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry 1922 Tennal House
Tennal Road, Birmingham
2007
Charles Babbage (1791–1871) Mathematician, astronomer and computer pioneer 1a Dorset Street, W1 Westminster City Council[3]
Charles Babbage (1791–1871) Mathematician, astronomer and computer pioneer Corner of Larcom Street and Walworth Road, SE17 Southwark Council[4]
John Logie Baird (1888–1946) 132-5 Long Acre, WC2 The Royal Television Society
Harry Beck (1903–1974) Creator of the schematic Tube map Finchley Central tube station, N3 London Regional Transport (grey)
Jack Kid Berg (1909–1991) Boxer Noble Court, Cable Street, E1 Stepney Historical Society (blue)
Hannah Billig (1901–1987) Physician 198 Cable Street, E1 London Borough of Tower Hamlets[5]
Sir William Bragg
(1862–1942)
Scientist, Joint Nobel Prize Winner, 1915, with his son, Sir Lawrence, for Physics Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
Sir William Lawrence Bragg
(1890–1971)
Scientist, Joint Nobel Prize Winner, 1915, with his father, Sir William (q.v.), for Physics; the only current instance of both father and son Nobel Prize winners Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
Enid Blyton (1897–1968) Writer 83 Shortlands Road, Shortlands, BR2 London Borough of Bromley (blue)[6]
Robert Boothby, Baron Boothby Private secretary to Winston Churchill 1 Eaton Square, SW1 Private[7]
Harold Bride Wireless operator aboard the RMS Titanic 58 Ravensbourne Avenue, Shortlands, Bromley London Borough of Bromley (blue)[8]
Anne Brontë (1820–1849) Writer Grand Hotel, Scarborough, North Yorkshire Unknown
Hetty King
(1883–1972)
Music Hall Male Impersonator 17 Palmerston Road
Wimbledon, London
2010
Everard Calthrop
(1857–1927)
Railway engineer "Goldings", Clays Lane, Loughton, Essex 2008
Malcolm Campbell (1885–1948) Racing motorist, Journalist Bonchester, Bonchester Close, Off Camden Park Road, Chislehurst London Borough of Bromley (blue)[9]
Richard Carr-Gomm (1922–2008) Humanitarian, founder of the Abbeyfield and Carr-Gomm Societies 36 Gomm Road, Bermondsey Southwark Council[10]
Charlie Chaplin
(1889–1977)
Actor, film maker 287 Kennington Road, London, SE 11 The Dead Comics Society (blue)[11]
J. A. Chatwin (1830–1907) Architect Lloyds Bank, Queen Square, Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Society/Lloyds Bank[12]
Clementine Churchill
(1885–1977)
Wife of Winston Churchill 107 High Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire Berkhamsted Town Council, 1979[13]
Alvin Langdon Coburn Pioneering photographer Ffordd Isaf, Harlech, Gwynedd, Wales Royal Photographic Society/Olympus Corporation (blue/octagonal)
Arthur C. Clarke Writer Blenheim Road, Minehead, Somerset 2001 Minehead Town Council (blue)
William Sands Cox Surgeon House of Fraser store, Temple Row, Birmingham City of Birmingham (blue)
Thomas Crapper (1837–1910) Plumber and engineer 12 Thornsett Road, Bromley London Borough of Bromley (blue)[14]
Richmal Crompton (1890–1969) Author 'The Glebe', Oakley Road, Bromley Common, BR2 London Borough of Bromley (green)[15]
Walter de la Mare (1873–1956) Writer 14 Thornsett Road, Anerley, SE20 London Borough of Bromley (blue)[16]
Bernard Delfont (as Baron Delfont) Impresario Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, SW1 Comic Heritage[17]
Grantly Dick-Read (1890–1959) Obstetrician 25 Harley Street, W1 Westminster City Council/National Childbirth Trust (green)[18]
Robert William Dale (1829–1895) Nonconformist church leader Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society (blue)[19]
Air Commodore Edward Mortlock Donaldson CB CBE DSO AFC* LoM (USA)
(1912–1992)
Flight airspeed record holder Park Lane, Selsey, West Sussex
86, Grafton Road, Selsey, West Sussex
West Sussex County Council (Blue)[20]
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) Writer 2 Upper Wimpole Street, W1 Westminster City Council/The Arthur Conan Doyle Society (green)[21]
George Elkington
(1801–1865)
Promoter of electro-plating Museum of Science and Industry, Newhall Street, Birmingham B3[22]
Geraint Evans (1922–1992) Opera singer 34 Birchwood Road, Petts Wood, BR5 London Borough of Bromley (blue)[23]
Humphrey Gainsborough Non-conformist minister, engineer and inventor Christ Church United Reformed Church, Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board/Oxford Civic Society (blue)[24]
Sampson Gamgee Surgeon Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society (blue)[19]
Robert Graves English Poet Vale House, Manor Vale Road, Galmpton, Brixham Torbay Civic Society (blue)[19]
Graham Greene Writer St John's Boarding House, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire Berkhamsted Town Council[13]
Tony Hancock Actor and comedian 10 Grey Close, NW11 The Dead Comics Society (blue)[25]
James Harrington
(1611–1677)
Author of The Commonwealth of Oceana Manor House, Rectory Lane, Milton Malsor
Northamptonshire, NN7 3AQ
Milton Maslor Historical Society
Frank Hornby (1863–1836) Toy manufacturer (Meccano Ltd) and MP. The Hollies, Station road, Maghull, Liverpool L31 3DB
Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807–1889) Sculptor and artist 'Fossil Villa', 22 Belvedere Road, Anerley London Borough of Bromley (black)[26]
Oliver Heaviside (1850–1925) Electrical engineer and mathematician Homefield, Lower Warberry Road, TQ1 The Institution of Electrical Engineers (blue)[27]
Edward Heron-Allen(1861–1943) Lawyer, Writer, Scholar, Scientist 122 High Street Selsey
West Sussex, PO20 0QE
West Sussex County Council (Blue)[20]
Allen Hill Chemist Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford OX1 3QR 2012 Royal Society of Chemistry (Blue hexagon)[28]
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) Poet Manresa House, Roehampton Greater London Council (blue)[29]
William Hutton Historian Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society (blue)[19]
Sid James Actor Gunnersbury Avenue, London The Dead Comics Society
Samuel Johnson & Joshua Reynolds Founders of The Club 9 Gerrard Street, W1 Westminster City Council/Honsway C&E Foundation (green)[30]
Charles Keeping (1924–1988) Illustrator 16 Church Road, Shortlands, BR2 London Borough of Bromley (blue)[31]
Marie Kendall
(1873–1964)
Music Hall Artiste Okeover Manor
Clapham Common Northside, London
2011
John F. Kennedy Politician and US President 14 Princes Gate, London SW7 Unknown (blue)[32]
Albert Ketèlbey (1875–1959) Composer and musician Birmingham and Midland Institute, Cornwall Street, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society (blue)[19]
Hetty King (1883–1972) Music Hall artistes and male impersonator 17 Palmerston Road, Wimbledon Erected by The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.
Frederick W. Lanchester Scientist, inventor and engineer Oxford Road, Moseley, Birmingham Unknown (green)[33]
Jessie Matthews Actress, dancer and singer Blue Posts Pub, 22 Berwick Street, W1 Westminster City Council[34]
John Le Mesurier Actor Baron's Court, London The Dead Comics Society[35]
Edward Lear Painter, poet and humorist Bowman's Mews, N7 London Brough of Islington[36]
Lloyds Bank (Sampson Lloyd) Origin of bank Dale End, Birmingham City of Birmingham (blue)[19]
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury (1834–1913) Banker, politician, naturalist and archaeologist High Elms Estate, Shire Lane, Farnborough, BR6 London Borough of Bromley (blue)[37]
Ewan MacColl (1915–1989) Singer, songwriter and political activist 35 Stanley Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 London Borough of Bromley (blue)[38]
James Joseph Magennis Submariner and Victoria Cross recipient Royal Naval Association building, Great Victoria Street, Belfast Ulster History Circle (blue)[39]
(Lord) Mayors of Birmingham of the Martineau family Birmingham Council House foyer
1 Victoria Square B1
2008 Birmingham Civic Society
Karl Marx (1818–1883) Philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary 101-8 Maitland Park Road, NW3 Camden London Borough Council
James McBey (1883–1959) Artist 1 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 Unknown (grey)
Joe Meek (1929–1967) Record producer and pioneer of sound recording technology was born here 1 Market Square
Newent, Gloucestershire
The Heritage Foundation (blue),[40] 2011[41][42]
Joe Meek (1929–1967) Record producer - The Telstar man, pioneer of sound recording technology, lived, worked and died here. 304 Holloway Road, N19 Unknown (black)[43]
Sir John Everett Millais (1829–1896) Painter The Octagon
Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Unknown (blue)
Spike Milligan Comedian Camden Palace, Camden High Street, NW1 Comic Heritage (blue)[44]
Keith Moon
(1946–1978)
Drummer with The Who 90 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1
Site of the Marquee Club
2009
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Composer 20 Frith Street, W1 Royal Music Association (blue)[45]
James Murray Lexicographer 78 Banbury Road, Oxford Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board/Oxford Civic Society (blue)[46]
Heddle Nash (1895–1961) Opera singer 49 Towncourt Crescent, Petts Wood, Bromley London Borough of Bromley (black)[47]
J. A. R. Newlands (1837–1898) Chemist West Square, London, SE11 Royal Society of Chemistry
Seán O'Casey (1880–1964) Dramatist Ashburton Road, Totnes, Devon Unknown (stone)
Joe Orton (1933–1967) Playwright 25 Noel Road, London, N1 London Borough of Islington (green)
Alexander Parkes Metallurgist and inventor Museum of Science and Industry, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society (blue)[19]
Sir William Perkin Chemist Cable Street, E1 Stepney Historical Trust (blue)
Dr Stephen Perse Educator Free School Lane, Cambridge Cambridge Blue Plaque Scheme (blue)[48]
Joseph Priestley Scholar, scientist, theologian and discoverer of oxygen Church of St Michael and St Joseph, New Meeting House Lane, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society (blue)[19]
Gwen Raverat Artist Darwin College, Silver Street, Cambridge Cambridge Blue Plaque Scheme (blue)[48]
Elizabeth Jesser Reid Slavery abolitionist and founder of Bedford College for Women 48 Bedford Square, WC1 Unknown (green)[49]
Willie Rushton Satirist Mornington Crescent tube station, NW1 Comic Heritage (blue)[50]
Terry Scott (1927–1994) Actor and comedian 32 Tucker Street, Watford Comic Heritage (blue)[51][52]
Peter Sellers Actor and comedian 10 Muswell Hill Road, N6 The Dead Comics Society (blue)[53]
Small Faces and Don Arden 1960s mod group and manager 52-55 Carnaby Street, London Westminster City Council (green)[54]
William Thomas Stead Journalist 5 Smith Square, London Westminster City Council[55]
Joseph Sturge (1793–1859) Quaker, campaigner for peace, extension of the vote and abolition of slavery Eden Croft, Wheeleys Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Birmingham Civic Society[56]
Harry Relph - "Little Tich" (1867–1928) Music hall comedian The Blacksmith Arms, Cudham, Bromley London Borough of Bromley (blue)[57]
J. R. R. Tolkien
(1892–1973)
Writer Sarehole Mill
Hall Green, Birmingham
Birmingham Civic Society and The Tolkien Society (blue)[58]
J. R. R. Tolkien
(1892–1973)
Writer 1 Duchess Place
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Birmingham Civic Society (blue)[59]
J. R. R. Tolkien
(1892–1973)
Writer 4 Highfield Road
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Birmingham Civic Society and The Tolkien Society (blue)[60]
J. R. R. Tolkien
(1892–1973)
Writer Plough and Harrow, Hagley Road
Edgbaston, Birmingham
The Tolkien Society (blue)[61]
J. R. R. Tolkien
(1892–1973)
Writer 20 Northmoor Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board (blue)[62]
Edward Turner (1901–1973) Motorcycle designer 8, Philip Walk, Peckham SE15 Southwark Council[63]
William Turner (1789–1862) Artist 16 St John Street, Oxford Oxford Civic Society[64]
Barnes Wallis (1887–1979) Pioneer of aircraft design and inventor of the Bouncing Bomb 241 New Cross Road, New Cross, London, SE14 Lewisham Council (scarlet)
Sam Wanamaker (1919–1993) Visionary who recreated Shakespeare's Globe Bankside, SE1 Southwark Council[65]
Baron Dickinson Webster (1818–1860) Wire manufacturer Penns Hall, Birmingham
52°32′11″N 1°48′29″W / 52.536484°N 1.808112°W / 52.536484; -1.808112
Sutton Coldfield Civic Society (blue)
H. G. Wells (1866–1846) Writer Chiltern Court, Baker Street, NW1 Unknown (blue)[66]
H. G. Wells (1866–1846) Writer Primark Store, Market Place, Bromley, BR1
The H. G. Wells Society (scarlet)[67]
William Willett (1856–1915) Campaigner for daylight saving time The Cedars, Camden Park Road, Chislehurst London Borough of Bromley (blue)[68]
Kenneth Williams Comedy actor 57 Marchmont Street, WC1 The Heritage Foundation
Ted Willis, Baron Willis (1918–1992) Playwright 5 Shepherds Green, Chislehurst, BR7 London Borough of Bromley (blue)[69]

Places, organisations, or other[edit]

Clink Blue Plaque.
Organisation, place, or event Description Location Year Issued Issued by (colour)
The Clink Notorious prison in Southwark Clink Street, London SE1 Issued by London Borough of Southwark (Blue)
Live at Leeds Site of legendary live recording by The Who The Refectory of the Leeds University Union, University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire 2006[70] Leeds Civic Trust (Blue)

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  35. ^ Welcome to Carry On Line - home of the Carry On films
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  39. ^ James Joseph MagennisVC - Submariner
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  54. ^ Westminster honours Small Faces and Don Arden with Green Plaque
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  70. ^ The Who Live At Leeds