Blue Plaques


What are Blue Plaques?

A scheme for showing where the Great, the Good and the Famous once lived or worked in London. The first plaque was erected in 1867.

There are now some 800 Blue Plaques on the capital’s buildings.

The scheme was extended to cover several other cities between 1995 and 2007.  These include Liverpool, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Since 1986, the scheme has been managed by English Heritage.

A new search facility on the website is to be made available according to English Heritage sources later in 2010, enabling you to enter your location and /or search by location to find out which famous person lived just around the corner.

The existing facility enables searching by name of the individual.  To find where a famous person lived, search via the English heritage website –