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.

  • Science & Medicine

Sir Henry Bessemer (1813-1898)

Famous inventor, who devised the Bessemer process for the mass production of steel. 15 Northampton Square.

A City University plaque, unveiled in May 2017.

Lilian Lindsay (1871-1960)

First Woman Dentist. 3 Hungerford Road, N7.

A English Heritage Plaque.

Edward Suess (1831-1914)

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

A Geological Society of London plaque, unveiled in 1929.

Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

Scientist. 7 Barnsbury Grove, N7.

Sir Frances Ronalds (1788-1873)

Meteorologist, inventor and pioneer of electric telegraphy. 1 Highbury Terrace, N5.

A London Borough of Islington and Highbury View Tenants Association plaque unveiled Sept 2013.

Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955)

Physiologist and Anthropologist. 17 Aubert Park, N5 London.

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.

Florence Keen (1868-1942)

Founder of the North Islington Infant Welfare Centre and School for Mothers. Manor Gardens Centre, Manor Gardens, N7.  

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