Heritage Plaques

Islington’s Heritage Plaques showcase our culturally rich and colourful heritage by commemorating the significant people, places, and events in the borough. There are currently 102 plaques spread out on various sites across the borough. Search the full list of Heritage Plaques below and be inspired by some of the amazing people, places and events of Islington.

  • Activism & Politics

Derek Jarman (1942-1994)

Artist, Film Director and Queer Activist. 60 Liverpool, N1.

An Islington People’s Plaque unveiled February 2018 to commemorate Jarman’s contribution to LGBT+ activism, film and the arts. The plaque is situated on the facade of the artists’ collective he lived in from 1967-69, at the very start of his creative career. Read more here.

Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)

First South Asian Member of Parliament. Finsbury Town Hall, EC1.

Caroline Chisholm (1808-1877)

Philanthropist and 'the emigrants' friend'. 32 Charlton Place, N1.

A Greater London Council Plaque.

William Compton (1851-1913)

Politician. Northampton Square, EC2.

First Gay Rights Demonstration (27 Nov 1970)

Historic Site. Highbury Crescent, N7.

An OutRage! plaque.

Tom Paine (1737-1809)

Revolutionary and Author. Angel Square.

A Memorial to ‘The Rights of Man’.

Alexander Cruden (1699-1770)

Humanist Scholar and Intellectual. 45 Camden Passage, N1.

A Market Stallholders Association plaque.

Edward Suess (1831-1914)

Geologist, Economist and Statesman. 4 Duncan Terrace, N1.

A Geological Society of London plaque, unveiled in 1929.

Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)

First South Asian Member of Parliament. Naoroji Street.

An Amwell Society plaque, unveiled in 2009.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924)

Founder of the USSR. Royal Scot Hotel, King's Cross Road, EC1.

A London County Council plaque.

Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914)

Politician, Statesman and Businessman. 25 Highbury Place, N5.

A London County Council plaque. Unveiled in 1915.

Jim Veal (1931-2006)

Community Campaigner. Jim Veal Drive, N7.

A London Borough of Islington plaque, in conjunction with the Southern Housing Group. Unveiled in July 2010.