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.

  • Places

Finsbury Park Empire (1910-1960)

Home to music hall and variety entertainment. Vaudeville Court, St Thomas's Road, N4.

An Islington People’s Plaque was unveiled 10 Oct 2017 at Vaudeville Court, on the site where the Finsbury Park Empire theatre once stood. Read more in our blog post about Islington's famous stage

Collins’ Music Hall (1862-1958)

Music Hall. 10-11 Islington Green, N1.

A Greater London Council Plaque.

Dame Alice Owen’s Girls’ School

Site of heavy casualties during the Blitz, 15 Oct 1940. Owen's Fields, Goswell Road, EC1.

St John’s Gate (1504)

Entry to the Priory of the Knights of St John. St John's Square/St John's Lane, EC1.

Spa Green (discovered 1685)

Spa known as the New Tunbridge Wells. Lloyd's Row, EC1.

Highbury Corner V1 attack (27 Jun 1944)

Memorial to the dead, injured and bereaved. Highbury Corner, N5.

Fortune Theatre (c1600)

Edward Alleyn's Theatre. Fortune Street, EC1.

First Gay Rights Demonstration (27 Nov 1970)

Historic Site. Highbury Crescent, N7.

An OutRage! plaque.

Riceyman Steps

Setting for the novel by Arnold Bennett. Gwynne Place, WC1.

An Amwell Society plaque.

The Triffids (1985)

Site where the album 'Born Sandy Devotional' was recorded. 27 Britton Street, EC1.

James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)

Premises for the work of the China Inland Mission, founded 1865. 6 Pyrland Road, N5.

Clerks’ Well

Historic Site. 14-16 Farringdon Lane, EC1.

A Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury plaque.