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.
Dame Alice Owen’s Girls’ School
Highbury Corner V1 attack (27 Jun 1944)
Lt-Cdr R. S. Kerridge (1903-1940)
A London Borough of Islington plaque, which replaced the original plaque as it was lost. Unveiled on November 2016.
Lord Fenner Brockway (1889-1988)
A London Borough of Islington Plaque.
PC Alfred Smith (1880-1917)
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.