In London, you'll find blue plaques commemorating famous people and their connections to the city. We're Cathy Power and Howard Spencer from English Heritage's blue plaques team. Ask us anything!
From the quiet room where Sylvia Plath wrote The Bell Jar to the kitchen where Elizabeth David created recipes which changed the tastes of a nation, London’s blue plaques celebrate hundreds of remarkable people who have made the city their home.
The scheme celebrates the link between significant figures of the past and the buildings in which they lived and worked. In order to receive a blue plaque, figures must be judged to have met a number of criteria. Find out about the process https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/blue-plaques/propose-a-plaque/
The English Heritage blue plaque scheme relies solely on nominations from the public. Since 2016 over half of the plaques approved have been to women, but still only 129 celebrate the achievements of women. We need your help to change this.
Learn more about London’s blue plaques and ask our blue plaques team, Cathy Power and Howard Spencer, a question.
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