Blue Plaques

By showing us the buildings where famous people have lived and worked, blue plaques celebrate the architecture of London's streets and the diversity and achievements of its past residents. London's blue plaques scheme, founded in 1866, is believed to be the oldest of its kind in the world. 

About the Scheme
Two blue plaques at Melbury Road, Holland Park. The upper one for King of the Zulus Cetshwayo and the second for painter William Holman-Hunt

Find a Plaque


Lived in London

Price: £50.00

Propose A Plaque

Anyone can suggest a figure for a blue plaque, and every nomination is reviewed by our historian, as long as the selection criteria of the scheme are met.  Find out more about how to submit a proposal.

Propose A Plaque
Barbara Windsor smiles broadly with one hand on the Blue Plaque of comic actor Kenneth Williams

Support The Scheme

Every plaque, from research to production, is funded by donations. The future of the scheme relies on your support.One way to support the scheme is by becoming a member of the Blue Plaques Club.

Make a donation
Craftsperson wearing protective eyewear engraving a ceramic plaque in the studio

A Brief History

Blue plaques have been a well-loved part of London life for many decades; however, they have not always been round - or even blue! Read more about the history of this very special scheme.

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Napoleon's Blue Plaque
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