Heritage Plaques

  • 29
  • Jun

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

George Orwell (1903-1950)

Novelist and Essayist. 27 Canonbury Square, N1.

A London Borough of Islington plaque in conjunction with the Canonbury Society. Unveiled in May 2016, replacing the original plaque on this site.

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797)

Writer, teacher and feminist who opened a school for girls at Newington Green in 1784. Newington Green Primary School, Newington…

A London Borough of Islington plaque, unveiled in March 2011.

Wallace Bligh Cheesman (1865-1947)

Founder of the Fawcett Association. 8 Highbury Grange, N5.

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

Social Democratic Foundation (1926-1937)

Headquarters. 54 Colebrooke Row, N1.

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

Marie Stopes (1880-1958)

Site of the first Mothers' Clinic in 1921. 61 Marlborough Road, N19.

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

Lord Fenner Brockway (1889-1988)

Pacifist and Politician. 60 Myddelton Square, EC1.

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

James “Bronterre” O’Brien (1805-1864)

Chartist writer. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, Donegal Street, N1.

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

Copenhagen Fields (21 April 1834)

Thousands marched in support of the Tolpuddle Martyrs who had been sentenced to transportation to Australia. Clock Tower, Caledonian Park, Market Road,…

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

Charles Bowerman (1851-1947)

Veteran of the printing trade union movement. 4 Battledean Road, N5.

A London Borough of Islington plaque.

Betty Knight (1936 – 2010)

Champion for the rights of Islington residents. Tunbridge House, Spa Green Estate, EC1R.

An Islington People's Plaque, unveiled in May 2014.

Jack Kennedy (1935-2003)

Campaigner for justice, equality and workers' rights. 166 Drayton Park, N5.

An Islington People's Plaque, unveiled in March 2013.

Edith Garrud (1872-1971) 

The suffragette who knew Jiu-jitsu. 60 Thornhill Square, N1

An Islington People’s Plaque, unveiled in June 2012.