Our Westminster Green Plaque scheme launched in 1991 to commemorate the diverse cultural heritage of Westminster and the people who have lived or worked here. It highlights buildings associated with people of renown who have made lasting contributions to society.
Nominations for new Green Plaques will be reviewed by an advisory panel in April, August and December.
Our Green Plaques commemorate people who:
The scheme also marks buildings of historical interest, that form a significant part of the heritage of the city. Please bear in mind that:
Submit a Green Plaque nomination
Please ensure that sponsorship of £3,500 plus VAT is in place before you submit your nomination. This fee helps to cover the cost of administering the scheme.
1. Submit your nomination using the nomination form above.
2. We will contact you to discuss your nomination and clarify any additional information that is required.
3. We will carry out additional research to verify your nomination and submit your nomination to an advisory panel for consideration against the criteria.
4. Meetings to decide which nominations are taken forward will take place in April, August and December. Please keep these timings in mind when applying.
5. We will contact the building owner to seek permission to install the Green Plaque and prepare an application for listed building consent, if it is required.
6. A full report is prepared for formal approval by Cabinet Members.
7. Following approval, your plaque is manufactured and installed.
8. If you would like to organise an unveiling ceremony, we can provide an unveiling stand and curtain and help you with any logistics. It is your responsibility to organise and cover the cost of the ceremony and reception including microphones and speakers if required.
Recent Green Plaques
Dean Ryle Street (off Horseferry Road), SW1P 4DA
Unveiled on Monday 10 February 2020 by Rennie and Audrey Hoare, descendants of Henry Hoare who was one of the founding donors in 1719. Westminster Hospital was the first hospital in the world funded by charitable giving and became Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 1993.
Find out more at cwplus.org.uk
Sir Alan Dawtry
Pimlico tube station underpass, 2 Bessborough Street, SW1V 2PU
Unveiled by Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Ruth Bush, Lady Dawtry and Sir Rodney Brooke on 8 February 2020
The Old Paddington Town Hall
Paddington Exchange, 8 Hermitage Street, London, W2 1PW
Unveiled on Tuesday 30 October 2018
Darbourne and Darke architects
Morgan House, Lillington Gardens Estate, SW1V 2LF
Unveiled on Saturday 29 September 2018
To learn more about the Blue Plaques in London, please contact English Heritage. This is a separate scheme with different criteria.
Rachel Anthony, The City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association
Adrian Autton, Development Manager, Westminster Archives and Local Studies
Helen Glew, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Westminster
Cllr Matthew Green, Cabinet Member for Business and Planning, Westminster City Council (Chair)
Colin Thom, Senior Research Associate, Survey of London, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment
For further information about Green Plaques in Westminster please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07971 026 113 (Mon-Fri).