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This map shows all London’s blue plaques by borough

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James Manning
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Blue plaques map London

For 150 years the blue plaque scheme has commemorated famous Londoners from Samuel Pepys to Freddie Mercury, as well as the odd historic site. This year’s new crop includes Samuel Beckett, Tommy Cooper and Sir Bobby Moore.

We’ve mapped out the city’s 921 official plaques by borough, though, and you’ll notice that their coverage is patchy. Three boroughs – Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Camden – have more than 150 plaques each. Their nearest challengers have 25 or fewer.

Spare a thought for plaque-free Havering or Hillingdon too. If you’re a resident of either, why not propose a candidate for your borough’s first blue plaque to English Heritage? Just bear in mind that nominees must have been dead for 20 years, so that James Corden plaque might have to wait a bit.

‘The English Heritage Guide to London’s Blue Plaques’ is newly published by September.

Want more cool maps? This interactive tube map is a whole new way to plan your journeys

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