London’s Blue Plaques
London’s famous blue plaques link the people of the past with the buildings of the present. Now run by English Heritage, the London blue plaques scheme is thought to be the oldest of its kind in the world, and celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.
Across the capital over 900 plaques, on buildings humble and grand, honour the notable men and women who have lived or worked in them. Discover some of the people commemorated with blue plaques, or search for a plaque, below.
Blue Plaque Walks
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the London blue plaques scheme, there will be four guided walks across the capital on 7 and 8 May. Led by historians, the walks will visit the plaques of notable figures from London’s past and uncover the stories associated with their former homes. For more information and details on how to book, follow the link below.FIND OUT MORE
The Making of London
From Regency era visionaries to Tube pioneers, discover the architects, engineers and designers who helped make London what it is today.