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.
Charlie chaplin 1889 1977 actor and film maker lived here in flat 15 1908 1910
Charlie Chaplin 1889-1977 Actor and Film-maker lived here in Flat 15 1908-1910

Glenshaw Mansions, Brixton Road, London, United Kingdom

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Sir john gielgud 1904 2000 actor and director lived here 1945 1976
Sir John Gielgud 1904-2000 Actor and Director lived here 1945-1976

16 Cowley Street, Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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Mary macarthur 1880 1921 trade unionist and campaigner for working women lived and died here
Mary Macarthur 1880-1921 Trade Unionist and campaigner for working women lived and died here

42 Woodstock Road, Golders Green, London, United Kingdom

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Radcliffe Tower built approx 1403 The Tower was built by James de Radcliffe who, in 1403, ordered the construction of the Tower as part of an ambitious rebuilding of his manor house. Little is known about the manor house prior to that date, although excavations in 1979-80 by the Bury Archeological Group suggest that it stood on the site of the later buildings. Although the surviving Tower is now free-standing, when it was built it stood next to the timber framed great hall which projected to the west. The Tower had fallen into disuse and been converted to a farm building by 1700. The present gabled roof shape is a result of and dates from that agricultural use.

, Radcliffe, United Kingdom

Henry watson fowler 1858 1933 grammarian and lexicographer lived here 1900 1903
HENRY WATSON FOWLER 1858-1933 Grammarian and Lexicographer lived here 1900-1903

14 Paultons Square, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

Sir joseph lyons 1847 1917 pioneer of mass catering lived here
SIR JOSEPH LYONS 1847-1917 Pioneer of mass catering lived here

11a Palace Mansions, Hammersmith Road, West Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Thomas barnardo 1845 1905 founder of dr barnardo’s homes for children lived here 1875 1879
THOMAS BARNARDO 1845-1905 Founder of Dr Barnardo’s Homes for children lived here 1875-1879

32 Bow Road, London, United Kingdom

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Laurie cunningham 1956 1989 england international footballer lived here
Laurie Cunningham 1956-1989 England International Footballer lived here

73 Lancaster Road, Stroud Green, London, United Kingdom

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Freddie Mercury (Fred Bulsara) 1946-1991 singer and songwriter lived here

22 Gladstone Avenue, Feltham, London, United Kingdom

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Ava gardner 1922 1990 film star lived and died here
Ava Gardner 1922-1990 Film Star lived and died here

34 Ennismore Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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Bobby moore 1941 1993 captain of the world cup winning england football team lived here
Bobby Moore 1941-1993 Captain of the World Cup-winning England Football Team lived here

43 Waverley Gardens, Barking, London, United Kingdom

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Sir george grove 1820 1900 promoter of musical knowledge lived here
Sir George Grove 1820-1900 Promoter of Musical Knowledge lived here

14 Westwood Hill, Sydenham, London, United Kingdom

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Sir frederick ashton 1904 1988 choreographer lived here 1959 1984
Sir Frederick Ashton 1904-1988 choreographer lived here 1959-1984

8 Marlborough Street, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

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Dame margot fonteyn 1919 1991 prima ballerina assoluta lived here in flat 9
Dame Margot Fonteyn 1919-1991 Prima Ballerina Assoluta lived here in Flat 9

118 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom

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Elizabeth david 1913 1992 cookery writer lived and worked here 1947 1992
Elizabeth David 1913-1992 Cookery Writer lived and worked here 1947-1992

24 Halsey Street, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

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Tommy cooper 1921 1984 comedian lived here 1955 1984
Tommy Cooper 1921-1984 comedian lived here 1955-1984

51 Barrowgate Road, Chiswick, London, United Kingdom

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Sir Benjamin Baker 1840-1907 civil engineer and designer of the Forth Bridge lived here 1881-1894

3 Kensington Gate, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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Patrick blackett 1897 1974 physicist and scientific advisor lived here 1953 1969
Patrick Blackett 1897-1974 physicist and scientific advisor lived here 1953-1969

48 Paultons Square, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

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Samuel beckett 1906 1989 dramatist and author lived here in 1934
Samuel Beckett 1906-1989 dramatist and author lived here in 1934

48 Paultons Square, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

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William John Wills 1834-1861 Explorer lived here

2 The Plains, Totnes, United Kingdom

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John Nash 1752-1835 Architect designed this terrace and lived here

66 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom

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Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan 1897-1960 and Jennie Lee 1904-1988 Politicians lived here 1944-1954

23 Cliveden Place, Belgravia SW1W, London, United Kingdom

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Maria Dickin 1870-1951 Promoter of animal welfare and founder of PDSA was born here

41 Cassland Road, Hackney, London, United Kingdom

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E. H. Gombrich 1909 - 2001 Art Historian lived here 1952 - 2001

19 Briardale Gardens, London, United Kingdom

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A. v. hill 1886–1977 physiologist lived here 1923 – 1967
A. V. Hill 1886-1977 Physiologist lived here 1923-1967

16 Bishopswood Road, Highgate, London, United Kingdom

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Wells coates 1895 1958 architect and designer lived here 1936 1956
Wells Coates 1895-1958 architect and designer lived here 1936-1956

18 Yeoman’s Row, Knightsbridge, London, United Kingdom

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Sir peter medawar 1915   1987 pioneer of transplantation immunology lived here
Sir Peter Medawar 1915-1987 pioneer of transplantation immunology lived here

25 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom

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Sir osbert lancaster 1908 1986 cartoonist and writer was born here
Sir Osbert Lancaster 1908-1986 cartoonist and writer was born here

79 Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom

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Sir victor horsley 1857 1916 pioneer of neurosurgery and social reformer lived here
Sir Victor Horsley 1857-1916 pioneer of neurosurgery and social reformer lived here

129 Gower Street, Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom

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William lindley 1808 1900 sir william heerlein lindley 1853 1917 civil engineers lived here
William Lindley 1808-1900 Sir William Heerlein Lindley 1853-1917 civil engineers lived here

74 Shooters Hill, Blackheath, SE3, London, United Kingdom

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Edward mcknight kauffer 1890 1954 marion dorn 1896 1964 designers lived here in flats 139 141
Edward McKnight Kauffer 1890-1954 Marion Dorn 1896-1964 designers, lived here in flats 139/141

Swan Court, Chelsea Manor Street, Chelsea SW3, London, United Kingdom

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Georgette heyer 1902 1974 novelist was born here
Georgette Heyer 1902-1974 Novelist was born here

103 Woodside, Wimbledon SW19, London, United Kingdom

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Sir William Walton 1902-1983 composer lived here

Lowndes Cottage, 8 Lowndes Place, Belgravia, SW1X 8DD, London, United Kingdom

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Lionel tertis 1876 1975 viola soloist lived in a flat here 1961 1975
Lionel Tertis 1876-1975 viola soloist lived in a flat here 1961-1975

42 Marryat Road, Wimbledon, SW19 , London, United Kingdom

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James mill 1773   1836 john stuart mill 1806   1873 philosophers lived here 1814   1831
James Mill 1773-1836 John Stuart Mill 1806-1873 philosophers lived here 1814-1831

40 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, SW1H, London, United Kingdom

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Sir mansfield cumming 1859 1923 first chief of the secret service lived and worked here 1911 1922
Sir Mansfield Cumming 1859-1923 First Chief of the Secret Service lived and worked here 1911-1922

2 Whitehall Court, SW1A , London, United Kingdom

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Amelia edwards 1831 1892 egyptologist and writer lived here
Amelia Edwards 1831-1892 Egyptologist and Writer lived here

19 Wharton Street, Islington, WC1X , London, United Kingdom

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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
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
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
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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Sax rohmer arthur henry ward 1883 1959 creator of dr. fu manchu lived here
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
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
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
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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