Green Plaques

Our Westminster Green Plaque scheme was 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. 

Open House London takes place on 22-23 September 2018 and includes a Secret Westminster tour that takes in four Green Plaques. Eighty Westminster buildings will open their doors during the weekend. Find out more on the Open House website at openhouselondon.org.uk

 

Criteria

Our Green Plaques commemorate people who:

  • are regarded as eminent by most members of their profession
  • deserve recognition for their genuine contribution to society or for improving lives
  • are reasonably well known
  • and where sufficient time has elapsed since their life to show their lasting contribution to society.

The scheme also marks buildings of historical interest, that form a significant part of the heritage of the city. 

Submit a Green Plaque nomination

Fill in a nomination form

 

Process

1. Submit your nomination as 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 an informal nomination to the Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage, including the proposed wording which we will agree with you.
4. 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.
5. A full report is prepared for formal approval by Cabinet Members.
6. Following approval, your plaque is manufactured and installed.
7. We will support you to organise an unveiling ceremony, if required.
 

Recent Green Plaques

Captain Thomas Riversdale Colyer-Fergusson
Orchard Court, corner of Fitzhardinge Street and Seymour Mews, Marylebone, W1H
Unveiled on Tuesday 19 December 2017
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Lord John store, 43 Carnaby Street, W1F 7EA
Unveiled on Wednesday 22 November 2017
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William Henry Hudson, 11 Leinster Square, W2 4PL
Unveiled on 16 May 2017
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The Ivy Restaurant, 1-5 West Street, WC2H 9NQ
Unveiled on 17 January 2017
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Vince Man’s Shop, 5 Newburgh Street, W1F 7RG
Unveiled on 9 November 2016
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The Austrian Centre
124 Westbourne Terrace, W2 6QJ
Unveiled on 13 October 2016
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Professor Cecilia Vajda
105 Hallam Street, W1W
Unveiled on 28 April 2016
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Download a full list of Green Plaques in Westminster (PDF, 47KB)

To learn more about the Blue Plaques in London, please contact English Heritage. This is a separate scheme with different criteria.

Contact

For further information about Green Plaques in Westminster please email greenplaques@westminster.gov.uk or call 020 7641 3388 (Mon-Fri).


Last updated: 7 September 2018
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