English Heritage

The London blue plaques scheme has been run by English Heritage since 1986 and continues to grow at a rate of around 10-15 plaques each year. In their full range, totalling over 800, the capital’s plaques build up a fascinating picture of the varied activities of different ages and the achievements of London’s myriad residents.
Many of the plaques that EH now maintain were originally issued by London County Council and the Greater London Council and are listed as such on openplaques.org.
A pilot extension of the blue plaques scheme on a national basis took place in 1998-2005; in these years, plaques were erected in Liverpool & Merseyside, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Southampton.
George Seferis 1900-1971 Greek Ambassador, poet and Nobel laureate lived here 1957-1962

51 Upper Brook Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Simón Bolívar 1783-1830 liberator of Latin America lodged here in 1810

4 Duke Street, London, United Kingdom

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Gilbert Bayes 1872-1953 sculptor lived here 1931-1953

4 Greville Place, London, United Kingdom

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Joseph Whitaker 1820-1895 publisher, founder of Whitaker's Almanack lived and died here

White Lodge, 68 Silver Street, Enfield, London, United Kingdom

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Henry Labouchere 1831-1912 radical MP and journalist lived here 1881-1903

St James Independent School for Boys, Pope's Villa, 19 Cross Deep, Twickenham, London, United Kingdom

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Dorothea Lambert Chambers 1878-1960 lawn tennis champion lived here 1887-1907

7 North Common Road, W5 Ealing, London, United Kingdom

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Leonard Huxley 1860-1933 Julian Huxley 1887-1975 Aldous Huxley 1894-1963 Men of Science and Letters lived here

16 Bracknell Gardens, Hampstead, Camden, NW3, London, United Kingdom

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Arthur Henry Ward Sax Rohmer 1883-1959 creator of Dr Fu Manchu lived here

51 Herne Hill, Southwark, SE24, London, United Kingdom

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Alan Dower Blumlein 1903-1942 electronics engineer and inventor lived here

37 The Ridings, Ealing, London, United Kingdom

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Dame Ivy Compton-Burnett 1884-1969 novelist lived here 1934-1969

Braemar Mansions , 95 Cornwall Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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Dame Sybil Thorndyke 1882-1976 actress lived here 1921-1932

6 Carlyle Square, Kensington and Chelsea, SW3, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Alfred Hitchcock 1899-1980 film director lived here 1926-1939

153 Cromwell Road, Kensington and Chelsea, SW5, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Syed Ahmed Khan 1817-1898 Muslim reformer and scholar lived here 1869-1870

21 Mecklenburgh Square, Camden, WC1, London, United Kingdom

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Alfred Bestall 1892-1986 illustrator of Rupert Bear lived here 1936-1966

58 Cranes Park, Surbiton, KT5 Kingston upon Thames, London, United Kingdom

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Martina Bergman Osterberg 1849-1915 pioneer of Physical Education for Women lived and worked here

1 Broadhurst Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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A. W. Hofmann 1818-1892 Professor of Chemistry lived here

9 Fitzroy Square, London, United Kingdom

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Alastair Sim 1900-1976 actor lived here 1953-1975

8 Frognal Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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John Ireland 1879-1962 composer lived here

14 Gunter Grove, Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

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W. W. Jacobs 1863-1943 author lived here

15 Gloucester Gate, (Albany Street frontage), Regent's Park, Camden, London, United Kingdom

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Lao She 1899-1966 Chinese writer lived here 1925-1928

31 St James’s Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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Dorothy L. Sayers 1893-1957 writer of detective stories lived here 1921-1929

24 Great James Street, London, United Kingdom

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Sylvia Plath 1932-1963 poet lived here 1960-1961

3 Chalcot Square, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Henry Newbolt 1862-1938 poet lived here

29 Campden Hill Road, London, United Kingdom

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Bud Flanagan 1896-1968 comedian and leader of the 'Crazy Gang' born here

12 Hanbury Street, Tower Hamlets, E1, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Arthur Bliss 1891-1975 composer lived here 1929-1939

East Heath Lodge, 1 East Heath Road, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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Tom Sayers 1826-1865 pugilist died here

257 Camden High Street, London, United Kingdom

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Henry Hall 1898-1989 dance band leader and broadcaster lived here 1932-1959

38 Harman Drive, Cricklewood, Barnet, London, United Kingdom

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Ethel Gordon Fenwick 1857-1947 nursing reformer lived here 1887-1924

20 Upper Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Frank Dyson 1868-1939 Astronomer Royal lived here 1894-1906

6 Vanbrugh Hill, London, United Kingdom

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Sigmund Freud 1856-1939 founder of Psychoanalysis lived here in 1938-1939

20 Maresfield Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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Evelyn Underhill 1875-1941 Christian philosopher and teacher lived here 1907-1939

50 Campden Hill Square, London, United Kingdom

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Sir George Frederic Still 1868-1941 paediatrician lived here

28 Queen Anne Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom

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W. F. R. Stanley 1829-1909 inventor, manufacturer and philanthropist, founded and designed these halls and technical school

Stanley Halls, 12 South Norwood Hill, London, United Kingdom

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Maharajah Duleep Singh 1838-1893 last ruler of Lahore lived here 1881-1886

53 Holland Park, London, United Kingdom

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Béla Bartók 1881-1945 Hungarian composer stayed here when performing in London

7 Sydney Place, South Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7, London, United Kingdom

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The site of 17 Osnaburgh Street where the Fabian Society was founded in 1884.

17 Osnaburgh Street, London, United Kingdom

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Emile Zola 1840-1902 French novelist lived here 1898-1899

Queen's Hotel, 122 Church Road, Upper Norwood, London, United Kingdom

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Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809-1892 poet lived here in 1880 and 1881

9 Upper Belgrave Street, London, United Kingdom

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Richard Tauber 1891-1948 lyric tenor lived here in flat 297 1947-1948

Park West, Edgware Road, (Kendal Street elevation) Westminster, W2, London, United Kingdom

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Alexander Pope 1688-1744 poet lived in this row Mawson's Buildings 1716-1719

Mawson Arms PH (formerly Mawson's Buildings), 110 Chiswick Lane South, Chiswick, W4 Hounslow, London, United Kingdom

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Douglas Macmillan 1884-1969 founder of Macmillan Cancer Relief lived here

15 Ranelagh Road, Pimlico, Westminster, SW1, London, United Kingdom

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E. F. Benson 1867-1940 writer lived here

25 Brompton Square, SW3 Kensington & Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

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Dame Edith Sitwell 1887-1964 poet lived here in Flat 42

Greenhill, Hampstead High Street, Camden, NW3, London, United Kingdom

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Edward Ardizzone 1900-1979 artist and illustrator lived here 1920-1972

130 Elgin Avenue, Westminster, W9, London, United Kingdom

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Hablot Knight Browne alias 'Phiz' 1815-1882 illustrator of Dickens's novels lived here 1874-1880

239 Ladbroke Grove, W10 Kensington & Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

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James Smithson 1764-1829 scientist, founder of the Smithsonian Institution lived here

9 Bentinck Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Michael Balcon 1896-1977 film producer worked here 1938-1956

Ealing film Studios, Ealing Green, W5 Ealing, London, United Kingdom

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Little Tich (Harry Relph) 1867-1928 music hall comedian lived and died here

93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, Barnet, NW4, London, United Kingdom

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Francisco De Miranda 1750-1816 Precursor of Latin American Independence lived here 1802-1810

58 Grafton Way, Camden, W1, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Malcolm Sargent 1895-1967 conductor lived and died in a flat in this building

Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington Gore, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7, London, United Kingdom

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