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.

  • War

Dame Alice Owen’s Girls’ School

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

Highbury Corner V1 attack (27 Jun 1944)

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

Lt-Cdr R. S. Kerridge (1903-1940)

Who died attempting to defuse a parachute mine on this site and who Kerridge Court was named after. Kerridge Court,…

A London Borough of Islington plaque, which replaced the original plaque as it was lost. Unveiled on November 2016.

Lord Fenner Brockway (1889-1988)

Pacifist and Politician. 60 Myddelton Square, EC1.

A London Borough of Islington Plaque.

PC Alfred Smith (1880-1917)

For heroic actions in WWI. 43-45 Central Street, EC1V.

An Islington People’s Plaque, unveiled in June 2017. 37-year-old PC Alfred Smith, an officer of the Metropolitan Police, saved the lives of over 150 women and children in Central Street Finsbury, during a heavy-bomber Gotha raid on 13 June 1917. Tragically, Smith was caught by the blast of one of the bombs and died. Read more in our blog post.