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.

  • People

Lilian Lindsay (1871-1960)

First Woman Dentist. 3 Hungerford Road, N7.

A English Heritage Plaque.

John Wesley (1703-1791)

Religious leader. 47 City Road, EC1.

A English Heritage Plaque.

John Groom (1845-1919)

Philanthropist. 8 Sekforde Street, EC1.

A English Heritage Plaque.

Dame Gracie Fields (1898-1979)

Singer and entertainer. 72 Upper Street, N1.

A English Heritage plaque.

Basil Spence (1907-1976)

Architect. 1 Canonbury Place, N1.

A English Heritage Plaque.

William Compton (1851-1913)

Politician. Northampton Square, EC2.

Joe Meek (1929-1967)

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

Carlo Gatti (1817-1878)

Location of an ice well built by the Swiss entrepreneur. 445 Caledonian Road, N7.

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.

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Composer. 39-45 Finsbury Square, EC2.

A Brunel University plaque, unveiled in 1976.