Heritage Plaques

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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.

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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.

Amelia Edwards

Egyptologist and Writer. 19, Wharton Street, WC1X.

A English Heritage Plaque, unveiled in 2015.

Joe Meek (1929-1967)

Record producer: 'The Telstar Man'. 304 Holloway Road, N7.

First Gay Rights Demonstration (27 Nov 1970)

Historic Site. Highbury Crescent, N7.

An OutRage! plaque.

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Composer. 8 Halliford Street, N1.

A London Borough of Islington plaque, unveiled in October 1985.

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.

Kenneth Williams (1926-1988)

Comedy Actor and Writer. 13/15 Bingfield Street, N1.

A London Borough of Islington plaque, unveiled in June 2010.

Joe Orton (1933-1967)

Playwright. 25 Noel Road, N1.

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

Edward Lear (1812-1888)

Artist, illustrator and writer. Bowman's Mews, Seven Sisters Road, N1.

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

Alexander McQueen (1969-2010)

Fashion Designer. 11 Aberdeen Road, N5.

An Islington heritage plaque, unveiled in March 2014, to commemorate McQueen's contribution to the British fashion industry.