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  1. George Borrow (1803 – 1881)

    3 plaques in 22 Hereford Square, Kensington and Chelsea, Fjaerland Hotel, 24/25 Trafalgar Road, and Willow Lane

  2. Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke (1843 – 1911)

    1 plaque in 76 Sloane Street, Kensington and Chelsea, SW1

  3. Mervyn Peake (1911 – 1968)

    2 plaques in 1 Drayton Gardens, Kensington and Chelsea, SW10 and Surrey Court, 55 Woodcote Road, Wallington

  4. Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797)

    2 plaques in 37 Gerrard Street, Westminster, W1 and 11 North Parade

  5. Olive Schreiner (1855 – 1920)

    1 plaque in 16 Portsea Place, Westminster, W2

  6. G. Lowes Dickinson (1862 – 1932)

    1 plaque in 11 Edwardes Square, Kensington and Chelsea, W8

  7. Sydney Smith (1771 – 1845)

    1 plaque in 14 Doughty Street, Camden, WC1

  8. William Potts (1868 – 1949)

    1 plaque in 16 Parson Street

  9. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 – 1973)

    8 plaques in Teleperformance House, Hagley Road, Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Plough and Harrow Hotel, Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Sarehole Mill, Cole Bank Rd, 2 Darnley Road, West Park, 20 Northmoor Road, Hotel Miramar, East Overcliff Drive, and 76 Sandfield Rd, Headington, OX3 7RL

  10. Frank Norman (1930 – 1980)

    1 plaque in 151 Whiteladies Road

  11. Daniel Defoe (1660 – 1731)

    2 plaques in

  12. Arnold Bennett (1867 – 1931)

    4 plaques in Villa "Les Nefliers", Avon, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France, Travel Lodge Farringdon, 10-42 King's Cross Road, Chiltern Court, Baker Street, and 75 Cadogan Square

  13. Edward Carpenter (1844 – 1929)

    1 plaque in 45 Brunswick Square

  14. George Moore (1852 – 1933)

    2 plaques in 121 Ebury Street and 4 Ely Place

  15. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894)

    5 plaques in 7 Mount Vernon, Hampstead, 17 Heriot Row, 608 Bush Street, and Custom House, Harbour Terrace, KW1 5HB

  16. George Grossmith (1847 – 1912)

    1 plaque in 28 Dorset Square

  17. Ted Willis (1918 – 1992)

    1 plaque in 5 Shepherds Green, Chislehurst, BR7 6PB

  18. Sir John Lubbock MP (1834 – 1913)

    3 plaques in 29 Eaton Place, Westminster, SW1 and 103 Lubbock Road

  19. Antony Dale (1912 – 1993)

    1 plaque in 46 Sussex Square

  20. Dodie Smith (1895 – 1990)

    3 plaques in 18 Dorset Square, 609 Stretford Road, Old Trafford, and Upper Howe Street

  21. Hannah More (1745 – 1833)

    3 plaques in Keepers Cottage, Brislington Hill, Brislington, 4 Windsor Terrace, and William Street

  22. C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963)

    4 plaques in The Kilns, Lewis Close, Headington Quarry, "Little Lea", Circular Road, Dundela Avenue, Strandtown, and The Unicorn Inn, Worcester Road

  23. Sir Alan Herbert (1890 – 1971)

    1 plaque in 12 Hammersmith Terrace, Hammersmith, Hammersmith and Fulham, W6

  24. George MacDonald (1824 – 1905)

    2 plaques in 20 Albert Street, Camden, NW1 and Tarrant Street

  25. G. A. Henty (1832 – 1902)

    1 plaque in 33 Lavender Gardens, SW11 Wandsworth

  26. Patrick Hamilton (1904 – 1962)

    1 plaque in 12 First Avenue

  27. Mary Prince (1788 – 1833)

    1 plaque in Senate House, University of London, Russell Square

  28. Philip Stanhope KG (1694 – 1773)

    son of Philip Stanhope (1673 – 1726)

    3 plaques in Ranger’s House, Chesterfield Walk, SE10 Greenwich, 4 Pierrepont Street, and 45 Bloomsbury Square, WC1

  29. Les Dawson (1932 – 1993)

    2 plaques in The Palace Theatre, Oxford Road and The Bumbles, Islay Road

  30. Spike Milligan KBE Hon CBE (1918 – 2002)

    5 plaques in 9 Orme Court, 127 Holden Road, Woodside Park, KOKO, Chalk Farm Road, 5 Holborn Street, and 2 Strutton Ground, SW1P 2HP

  31. Naomi Jacob (1884 – 1964)

    1 plaque in Via Vittorio Emanuele

  32. P. G. Wodehouse (1881 – 1975)

    4 plaques in 17 Dunraven Street, Westminster, W1, Threepwood, Record Road, 59 Epsom Road, and 16 Walton Street

  33. Walter Pater (1839 – 1894)

    brother of Clara Pater (1841 – 1910)

    2 plaques in 12 Earls Terrace and 2 Bradmore Road

  34. Oliver Postgate (1925 – 2008)

    1 plaque in 4 Chandos Road

  35. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 – 1864)

    2 plaques in 4 Pond Road, Blackheath and 10 Lansdowne Circus

  36. Robert Tressell (1870 – 1911)

    5 plaques in 241 London Road, Plynlimmon Road, 70 Pembroke Place, and 37 Wexford Street, Dublin 2

  37. Hester Thrale (1741 – 1821)

    wife of Henry Thrale (1724 – 1781)

    friend of Dr Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)

    3 plaques in 8 Gay Street, 78 West Street, and 20 Sion Hill

  38. Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

    3 plaques in 36 Craven Street, Westminster, WC2, Orchard Street, and 56 rue Jacob

  39. Caroline DeCamp Benn (1926 – 2000)

    1 plaque in 12 Holland Park Avenue

  40. Cyril Connolly (1903 – 1974)

    2 plaques in 48 St John’s Road and 65 Summerdown Road (2)

  41. Ian Rankin (born in 1960)

    1 plaque in The Elephant House, 21 George IV Bridge

  42. Ron Delderfield (1912 – 1972)

    1 plaque in Chapel Hill

  43. Jerome K. Jerome (1859 – 1927)

    2 plaques in Bradford Street and 104 Chelsea Gardens, Chelsea Bridge Road

  44. Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943)

    4 plaques in Bousfield Primary School, South Bolton Gardens, Chelsea, 2 Croft Terrace, Gorse Hall Estate, and Grange Fell Road

  45. Charles Marston K St J JP FSA (1867 – 1946)

    son of John Marston JP (1836 – 1918)

    1 plaque in The Oaks, Merridale Road

  46. Alfred Noyes CBE (1880 – 1958)

    1 plaque in Co Operative Funeral Services, St. Mark's Road

  47. Geraint Goodwin (1903 – 1941)

    1 plaque in Barclays Bank, 3 The Cross

  48. William Henry Davies (1871 – 1940)

    2 plaques in The Church House Inn, 14 Portland Street and 6 Portland Street

  49. Sir Osbert Sitwell CH Bt (1892 – 1969)

    2 plaques in Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent and 2 Carlyle Square, SW3

  50. Ernest Raymond (1888 – 1974)

    1 plaque in

  51. John Freeman (1853 – 1944)

    1 plaque in Church Street, Bilston

  52. James Smith (1775 – 1839)

    1 plaque in ?

  53. Isaac D’Israeli (1766 – 1848)

    father of Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881)

    2 plaques in Enfield Town Railway Station, 6 Bloomsbury Square, and 6 Bloomsbury Square

  54. Charles Cowden Clarke (1787 – 1877)

    1 plaque in Enfield Town Railway Station

  55. Joseph Tomelty (1911 – 1995)

    1 plaque in 22 Shore Road

  56. Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745)

    3 plaques in Old Church, near Dublin Castle, and Church yard of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Horse Fair

  57. Sir William Golding CBE (1911 – 1993)

    4 plaques in North Walk, Golding House, The Green, Ebble Thatch, and 47 Mount Wise, St Columb Minor

  58. Sir William Addison (1905 – 1992)

    1 plaque in Abbotts Travel, 169 High Road

  59. Robert Boothby (1900 – 1986)

    1 plaque in 1, Eaton Square, SW1

  60. Dame Agatha Christie DBE (1890 – 1976)

    4 plaques in 58 Sheffield Terrace, Kensington and Chelsea, W8, Winterbrook House, Cholsey, Barton Road, and Christie Cottage, Cresswell Place, SW10

  61. Sir Francis Chichester KBE (1901 – 1972)

    1 plaque in 9 St James's Place

  62. Hart Crane (1899 – 1932)

    1 plaque in 79 Charles Street, NY 10014

  63. Willa Cather (1873 – 1947)

    1 plaque in 82 Washington Place New York, NY 10012

  64. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930)

    creator of Sherlock Holmes (1854 – 1917)

    creator of Dr John H. Watson

    12 plaques in The Hill House, The Hill House, Langham Hotel, 1c Portland Place, Elm Grove, Southsea, 1 Durnford Street, corner of Pulteney St and Rundle St, 12 Tennison Road, South Norwood, Croydon, SE25, T Startin Ltd, Aston Road North, Edinburgh Medical School, 2 Upper Wimpole Street, Paddington, Picardy Place, and Writers Walk

  65. Ashley Dukes (1885 – 1959)

    1 plaque in Ladbroke Road

  66. Kenneth Grahame (1859 – 1932)

    5 plaques in Herries School, Dean Lane, 16 Phillimore Place, Kensington, W8, Castle Street, Herries Preparatory School, Dean Lane, and Boham’s House

  67. Thomas de Quincey (1785 – 1859)

    3 plaques in 36 Tavistock Street, Westminster, WC2, Mosley Street, Charlotte Street, and 79 Renfield Street, G2 1LP

  68. Frank Kingdon-Ward (1885 – 1958)

    1 plaque in Former 14 Heaton Road, Withington

  69. Charles Knight (1791 – 1873)

    2 plaques in Bachelors Acre and 2 Castle Hill

  70. Arthur Morrison (1863 – 1945)

    1 plaque in 70 High Road

  71. Henry Miller (1891 – 1980)

    1 plaque in 91 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

  72. John Cowper Powys (1872 – 1963)

    1 plaque in High Street

  73. Mischa Richter (1910 – 2001)

    1 plaque in Commercial Street

  74. C. P. Snow (1905 – 1980)

    1 plaque in 38 Richmond Road

  75. John Steinbeck (1902 – 1968)

    1 plaque in 190 East 72nd Street, NY 10021

  76. Edward John Trelawney (1792 – 1881)

    friend of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 – 1822)

    friend of Lord George Gordon Byron (1788 – 1824)

    1 plaque in Royal Hotel, New Market Street

  77. Rachel Annand Taylor (1876 – 1960)

    1 plaque in Harlaw Academy, 18-20 Albyn Place

  78. Leo Walmsley (1892 – 1966)

    2 plaques in King Street and 7, Clifton Place

  79. Alan Durband (1927 – 1993)

    1 plaque in Foyer of the Everyman Theatre, 13 Hope Street

  80. Neil M. Gunn (1891 – 1973)

    1 plaque in old Customs and Excise Building (now Optical Express), High Street

  81. Emile Zola (1840 – 1902)

    2 plaques in Queen's Hotel, 122 Church Road, Upper Norwood and 24 Oatlands Chase

  82. James Joyce (1882 – 1941)

    12 plaques in Merrion Square South, 71 rue de Cardinal Lemoine, 23 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, 12 rue de l'Odéon, 'Leoville', Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, 28 Campden Grove, Kensington, W8 4JQ, 45 Mary Street, 52 Upper Clanbrassil Street, Portobello, Ormond Hotel, Ormond Quay, 6 Alexandra Terrace, Clarence Road, 41 Brighton Square, and No 60 Shelbourne Road

  83. George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)

    4 plaques in The Adelphi, Westminster, WC2, 33 Synge Street, and 2,3 and 4, Maybury Knowle, The Ridge

  84. David Lodge (born in 1935)

    1 plaque in Arts Building, University of Birmingham

  85. Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881)

    4 plaques in 33 Ampton Street, Camden, WC1, 117 Marina, St. Leonards, 24 Cheyne Row, and High Street

  86. Brian Merriman (1749 – 1805)

    1 plaque in Clare Street, Irishtown

  87. Margaret Powell (1907 – 1984)

    1 plaque in 222 Old Shoreham Road

  88. Spike Milligan KBE Hon CBE (1918 – 2002)

    5 plaques in 9 Orme Court, 127 Holden Road, Woodside Park, KOKO, Chalk Farm Road, 5 Holborn Street, and 2 Strutton Ground, SW1P 2HP

  89. Margery Allingham (1904 – 1966)

    2 plaques in 1 Westbourne Terrace Road and Kelvedon Road

  90. Ben Brierley (1825 – 1896)

    1 plaque in 'The Rocks' 466 Oldham Road, Failsworth

  91. Sir Sacheverell Sitwell (1897 – 1988)

    2 plaques in Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent and Bedford Hotel, Belvoir Terrace

  92. A. A. Milne (1882 – 1956)

    2 plaques in Greville Estate, Mortimer Place, Kilburn, NW6 and 13 Mallord Street, Chelsea, SW3 6DT

  93. Hubert Nicholson (1908 – 1996)

    1 plaque in 37, Washington Street

  94. Martin Simpson (1800 – 1892)

    1 plaque in Quayside fish restaurant (former Whitby Museum)

  95. Lena Kennedy (1914 – 1986)

    1 plaque in 8 Wellington Road, Leyton E10

  96. Arthur Mee (1875 – 1943)

    2 plaques in 27 Lanercost Road, Tulse Hill, SW2 and The Arthur Mee Centre, Castle College, Church Street

  97. Arthur Cossons (1893 – 1963)

    1 plaque in Church Street Schools

  98. Peter Collinson (1694 – 1768)

    1 plaque in Wall of Mill Hill School, The Ridgeway, NW7

  99. Fanny Trollope (1779 – 1863)

    mother of Anthony Trollope (1815 – 1882)

    1 plaque in Grandon, Hadley Green

  100. Adam Smith (1723 – 1790)

    2 plaques in Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Road, KY1 1ET and 220 High Street, KY1 1JT

  101. Rutland Boughton (1878 – 1960)

    1 plaque in Beavans Hill

  102. Dr John Brown (1810 – 1882)

    1 plaque in 23 Rutland Street, EH1 2AE

  103. Thomas Wolfe (1900 – 1938)

    2 plaques in Hotel Chelsea, 222 West 23rd Street and 52 North Market Street

  104. Salvatore Quasimodo (1901 – 1968)

    1 plaque in Via Salvatore Quasimodo (near tunnel exit)

  105. Anne Adeliza Evans (1836 – 1908)

    1 plaque in Bank House, 9 Bridge Street

  106. Stephen Reynolds (1881 – 1919)

    1 plaque in Hope Cottage, Church Street

  107. John Meade Falkner (1858 – 1932)

    1 plaque in Windy Gap, off Palace Green

  108. Kathleen Dayus MA (1903 – 2003)

    1 plaque in Dayus Square, Jewellery Quarter

  109. Nevil Shute Norway (1899 – 1960)

    2 plaques in 78 Hailgate, DN14 7ST and 14 Helena Road

  110. Helen Hanff (1916 – 1997)

    1 plaque in 84 Charing Cross Road

  111. Sir Arthur C. Clarke CBE FRAS (1917 – 2008)

    1 plaque in 13 Blenheim Road

  112. Ray Bradbury (1920 – 2012)

    1 plaque in UCLA, 405 Hilgard Avenue

  113. Reg Norman

    1 plaque in 17 Moor Road

  114. H. E. Bates (1905 – 1974)

    4 plaques in 51 Grove Road, 15 Essex Road, and Newton Road School

  115. Rev Peter Stanford (1860 – 1909)

    1 plaque in Highgate Baptist Church, Conybere Street, Highgate

  116. Doreen Valiente (1922 – 1999)

    1 plaque in Tyson Place, Grosvenor Street

  117. Robert Lloyd Praeger (1865 – 1953)

    2 plaques in ? and 19 Fitzwilliam Square

  118. Sir Halford Mackinder PC (1861 – 1947)

    1 plaque in Elswitha Hall, Caskgate Street

  119. Reginald Turnill (1915 – 2013)

    1 plaque in Somerville Lodge

  120. Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922)

    3 plaques in 102, Boulevard Haussmann, Hotel Elysées, 44 rue Hamelin, and 96 rue La Fontaine

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