London’s Blue Plaques are an institution and none more so than for theatre people. Here we take a celebratory tour of theatre blue plaques in London including Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, David Garrick, Edith Evans and many more.

Blue Plaque for Oscar Wilde

Blue Plaque for Oscar Wilde

As you walk around London you will notice blue plaques on a number of buildings.

London’s blue plaques have become tourist attractions in their own right as they mark out the former homes of some of London’s most famous, accomplished and even notorious people. There none more worthy of a blue plaque than London’s past theatre workers and artists.

London’s blue plaques scheme is administered by English Heritage and has been running for over 140 years. The plaques help to mark places in the capital where important people in history have lived, worked and died.

Naturally, there are numerous plaques celebrating theatre people and those associated with West End and West End Theatre’s long and varied cultural heritage.

We’ve attempted to summarise a number of the theatre-related plaques below and linked to Google Maps to help you find them.

Have we missed some out? Got some corrections? Please contact us.

Caution: The addresses below do not contain the full postcodes so please be aware that Google Maps will give you the rough location but you may need to do your own hunting to find the Blue Plaque.

 

THEATRE-RELATED BLUE PLAQUES OF LONDON

 

ALDRIDGE, Ira (1807-1867)

Shakespearian Actor, ‘The African Roscius’, lived here.

Ground-breaking African American actor in London.

5 Hamlet Road, Upper Norwood, London, SE19  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ira_Aldridge

 

ALEXANDER, Sir George (1858-1918)

Actor-Manager, lived here.

Actor manager of St James’s Theatre, where he produced Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan.

57 Pont Street, London, SW1  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_George_Alexander

 

AMBROSE, Bert (c.1896-1971)

Dance Band Leader, lived and played here, 1927-1940

Leader of English dance band, Bert Ambrose & His Orchestra, in the 1930s.

The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London, W1  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bert_Ambrose

 

ARNE, Thomas (1710-1778)

Composer, lived here.

Wrote Rule, Britannia! and Thomas and Sally – the first English comic opera to be sung throughout

31 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Arne

 

ASTAFIEVA, Princess Seraphine (1876-1934)

Ballet dancer, lived and taught here.

152 King’s Road, London, SW3  MAP

 

BAGNOLD, Enid (1889-1981)

Novelist and Playwright, lived here.

Wrote The Chalk Garden.

29 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enid_Bagnold

 

BAILLIE, Joanna (1762 – 1851)

Poet and Dramatist, born 1762, died 1851. Lived in this house, for nearly 50, years.

Scottish playwright, her plays included De Monfort and Family Legend.

Bolton House, Windmill Hill, London, NW3  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joanna_Baillie

 

BALFE, Michael William (1808-1870)

Musical Composer, lived here.

Wrote opera The Bohemian Girl.

12 Seymour Street, London, W1  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_William_Balfe

 

Blue Plaque for JM Barrie

Blue Plaque for JM Barrie

BARRIE, Sir James (1860-1937)

Dramatist, and other eminent artists and writers lived here.

Author of Peter Pan.

1-3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, WC2  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._M._Barrie

 

BARRIE, Sir James (1860-1937)

Novelist and Dramatist, lived here.

Author of Peter Pan.

100 Bayswater Road, London, W2  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._M._Barrie

 

BAYLIS, Lilian (1874-1937)

Manager of the Old Vic and Sadlers Wells Theatres, lived and died here.

Enormously influential producer and manager whose legacy shaped the UK’s national theatre, opera and ballet scenes.

27 Stockwell Park Road, London, SW9  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilian_Baylis

 

BEARD, John (c.1717-1791)

Singer and WILLIAM EWART (1798-1869), Promoter of public libraries lived here.

Famous for his roles within Handel’s peras and oratorios.

Hampton Branch Library, Rose Hill, Hampton, London  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Beard_(tenor)

 

BEECHAM, Sir Thomas, CH (1879-1961)

Conductor and Impresario, lived here.

Founded the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic orchestras.

31 Grove End Road, St John’s Wood, London, NW8  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Beecham

 

BEERBOHM, Sir Max (1872-1956)

Artist and Writer, born here.

Wrote a large amount of theatre criticism and books on theatre.

57 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W8  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Beerbohm

 

BRITTEN, Benjamin, O.M. (1913-1976)

Composer, lived here 1931-1933.

English composer, conductor, and pianist. Operas included Billy Budd and Peter Grimes.

173 Cromwell Road, London, SW5  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britten,_Benjamin

 

BURTON, RICHARD (1925-1984)

Actor lived here 1949-1956

6 Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, London NW3 5PX  MAP

More info

 

BUTT, Dame Clara (1873-1936)

Singer, lived here 1901-1929.

Accomplished contralto singer.

7 Harley Road, London, NW3  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Butt

 

CHEVALIER, Albert (1861-1923)

Music Hall Comedian, was born here.

Famous for singing My Old Dutch.

17 St Ann’s Villas, London, W11  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Chevalier

 

CHRISTIE, Dame Agatha (1890-1976)

Detective novelist and playwright, lived here 1934-1941

Her stage play, The Mousetrap, is the world’s longest running play.

58 Sheffield Terrace, London, W8  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agatha_Christie

 

CLARKSON, Willy (1861-1934)

Theatrical Wigmaker, lived and died here.

Wig, costume and prop maker.

41-43 Wardour Street, London, W1  MAP

http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Backstage/ClarksonWigs.htm

 

COLLINS MUSIC HALL

Was here from 1862-1958.

10-11 Islington Green, London, N1  MAP

http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Collins.htm

 

CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur (1859-1930)

Creator of Sherlock Holmes, lived here 1891-1894.

12 Tennison Road, South Norwood, London, SE25  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Conan_Doyle

 

CONS, Emma (1837-1912)

Philanthropist and Founder of the Old Vic, lived here.

136 Seymour Place, London, W1  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Cons

 

The former home of Noel Coward

The former home of Noel Coward

COWARD, Sir Noël (1899-1973)

Actor, Playwright and Songwriter, born here.

Coward’s plays include Blithe Spirit, Private Lives and Hayfever.

131 Waldegrave Road, Teddington  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Coward

 

DE VALOIS, Dame Ninette (1898-2001) O.M.

Founder of the, Royal Ballet lived here, 1962-1982

Irish born British dancer, teacher, choreographer and director of classical ballet.

14 The Terrace, Barnes, London, SW13  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninette_de_Valois

 

DEVANT, David (1868-1941)

Magician lived here

The first President of The Magic Circle

Flat 1 Ornan Court, Ornan Road, London, NW3  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Devant

 

DEVINE, George (1910-1966)

Actor, Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre 1956-1965, lived here.

9 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Devine

 

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870)

Novelist, lived here.

48 Doughty Street, London, WC1  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_dickens

 

DONAT, Robert (1905-1958)

Actor, lived here.

Particularly known for his stage roles in The Devil’s Disciple, Heartbreak House, Much Ado About Nothing and Murder in the Cathedral.

8 Meadway, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, NW11  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Donat

 

Blue Plaque for Richard D'Oyly Carte

Blue Plaque for Richard D’Oyly Carte

D’OYLY CARTE, Richard (1844-1901)

This building stands on the site of Adelphi Terrace built by the brothers ADAM in 1768-1774. Famous residents in the Terrace include… David GARRICK (1717-1779), Actor;… Richard D’OYLY CARTE (1844-1901), Savoy Opera Promoter;… George Bernard SHAW (1856-1950), Author and Playwright.

ADELPHI TERRACE, The Adelphi, London, WC2  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_D%27Oyly_Carte

 

DU MAURIER, Sir Gerald (1873-1934)

Actor Manager, lived here from 1916 until his death.

Cannon Hall, 14 Cannon Place, London, NW3  MAP

Camden 1967

 

ELEN, Gus (1862-1940)

Music Hall Comedian, lived here.

3 Thurleigh Avenue, Balham, London, SW12  MAP

Wandsworth 1979

 

ELGAR, Sir Edward (1857-1934)

Composer, lived here 1890-1891.

51 Avonmore Road, London, W14  MAP

Hammersmith and Fulham 1962

 

ELIOT, T.S., OM (1888-1965)

Poet, lived and died here.

3 Kensington Court Gardens, London, W8  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1986

 

EVANS, Dame Edith (1888-1976)

Actress, lived here.

109 Ebury Street, Victoria, London, SW1 MAP

Westminster 1997

 

FERRIER, Kathleen (1912-1953)

Contralto, lived here.

97 Frognal, Hampstead, London, NW3  MAP

Camden 1979

 

FIELDS, DAME GRACIE (1898-1979)

Singer and Entertainer lived here

72A Upper Street, London N1 0NY  MAP

More info

 

FLANAGAN, Bud (1896-1968)

Comedian and Leader of the ‘Crazy Gang’, born here.

12 Hanbury Street, London, E1  MAP

Tower Hamlets 1996

 

FLECKER, James Elroy (1884-1915)

Poet and Dramatist, was born here.

9 Gilmore Road, London, SE13  MAP

Lewisham 1986

 

FLEMING, Ian (1908-1964)

Creator of James Bond, lived here.

22 Ebury Street, London, SW1  MAP

Westminster 1996

 

FORESTER, C.S. (1899-1966)

Novelist, lived here.

58 Underhill Road, Dulwich, London, SE22  MAP

Southwark 1990

 

FORSTER, E.M. (1879-1970)

Novelist, lived here.

Arlington Park Mansions, Sutton Lane, Turnham Green, London, W4  MAP

Hounslow 1983

 

FREAKE, Sir Charles James (1814-1884)

Builder and Patron of the Arts, lived here.

21 Cromwell Road, London, SW7  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1981

 

GALSWORTHY, John (1867-1933)

Novelist and Playwright, lived here 1918-1933.

Grove Lodge, Admiral’s Walk, London, NW3  MAP

Camden 1950

 

GANDY, Joseph Michael (1771-1843)

Architectural, Visionary, lived here, 1833-1838

58 Grove Park Terrace, London, London, W4  MAP

Hounslow 2006

 

GARRICK, David (1717-1779)

This building stands on the site of Adelphi Terrace built by the brothers ADAM in 1768-1774. Famous residents in the Terrace include… David GARRICK (1717-1779), Actor;… Richard D’OYLY CARTE (1844-1901), Savoy Opera Promoter;… George Bernard SHAW (1856-1950), Author and Playwright.

Influenced 18th century theatre as an actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer

ADELPHI TERRACE, The Adelphi, London, WC2  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Garrick

 

Garrick's Villa in Hampton

Garrick’s Villa in Hampton

GARRICK, David (1717-1779)

Actor, lived here.

Garrick’s Villa, Hampton Court Road,  London  MAP

Richmond-upon-Thames 1970

More about Garrick Villa in Hampton

 

GILBERT, Sir W.S. (William Schwenck) (1836-1911)

Dramatist, lived here.

39 Harrington Gardens, London, SW7  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1929

 

GOODALL, Frederick

This house, designed by SHAW, R. Norman, Architect for Frederick GOODALL, Painter, was later the home of W.S. Gilbert, Writer and Librettist.

Grims Dyke, Old Redding, Harrow Weald  MAP

Harrow 1976

 

GOOSSENS family

This was the home of the GOOSSENS family of musicians, 1912-1927

70 Edith Road, West Kensington, London, W14  MAP

Hammersmith & Fulham 1999

 

GRAHAME, Kenneth (1859-1932)

Author of “The Wind in the Willows”, lived here 1901-1908.

16 Phillimore Place, London, W8  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1959

 

GREENE, GRAHAM (1904-1991)

Writer lived here 1935-1940

14 Clapham Common North Side, Clapham, London SW4 0RF  MAP

More info

 

GREET, Sir Philip Ben (1857-1936)

Actor-Manager, lived here 1920-1936.

160 Lambeth Road, London, SE1  MAP

Lambeth 1961

 

GRENFELL, Joyce (1910-1979)

Entertainer and Writer lived here in flat No.8, 1957-1979.

34 Elm Park Gardens, London, SW10  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 2003

 

GRIMALDI, Joseph (1778-1837)

Clown, lived here 1818-1828.

56 Exmouth Market, London, EC1  MAP

Islington 1989

 

GROSSMITH, George, Junior (1874-1935)

Actor Manager, lived here.

3 Spanish Place, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1963

 

HALL, Henry (1898-1989)

Dance Band Leader and Broadcaster, lived here 1932-1959

38 Harman Drive, Cricklewood, London, NW2  MAP

Barnet 2003

 

HALL, Radclyffe (1880-1943)

Novelist and Poet, lived here 1924-1929

37 Holland Street, Kensington, London, W8  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1992

 

Blue Plaque for Patrick Hamilton

Blue Plaque for Patrick Hamilton

HAMILTON, PATRICK (1904-1962)

Novelist and Playwright lived here

2 Burlington Gardens, Chiswick, London W4 4LT  MAP

More info

 

HANDEL, George Frederick (1685-1759)

Musician, lived and died here.

25 Brook Street, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1952

Note: Replaces plaques put up in 1875 by RSA and in 1952 by the LCC.

 

HANDLEY, Tommy (1892-1949)

Radio Comedian, lived here.

34 Craven Road, Paddington, London, W2  MAP

Westminster 1980

 

HARTNELL, Sir Norman (1901-1979)

Court Dressmaker, lived and worked here 1935-1979

26 Bruton Street, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 2005

 

HAY, Will (1888-1949)

Comic Actor and Astronomer lived here 1927-1934.

45 The Chase, Norbury, London, SW16  MAP

Croydon 2000

 

HILTON, James (1900-1954)

Novelist and Scriptwriter, lived here.

42 Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green, IG8  MAP

Waltham Forest 1997

 

HITCHCOCK, Sir Alfred (1899-1980)

Film Director, lived here 1926-1939.

153 Cromwell Road, London, SW5  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1999

 

HOLLOWAY, Stanley (1890-1982)

Actor and Humorist, was born here

25 Albany Road, London, E12  MAP

Newham 2009

 

HOLST, Gustav (1874-1934)

Composer, wrote, The Planets, and, taught here

St Paul’s Girls’ School, Brook Green, London, W8  MAP

Hammersmith and Fulham 2004

 

HOWARD, LESLIE ((1893-1943)

Actor and Film Director lived here

45 Farquhar Road, Upper Norwood, London SE19  MAP

More info

 

IRELAND, John (1879-1962)

Composer, lived here.

14 Gunter Grove,  London, SW10  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1996

 

IRVING, Sir Henry (1838-1905)

Actor, lived here 1872-1899.

15a Grafton Street, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1950

 

JOHNSON, Dame Celia (1908-1982)

Actress, was born here.

46 Richmond Hill, TW10  MAP

Richmond Upon Thames 2008

 

JORDAN, Mrs Dorothy (née Bland) (1762-1816)

Dorothy Bland (Mrs Jordan)

Actress, lived here.

30 Cadogan Place, London, SW1  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1975

 

KARLOFF, Boris, (alias for PRATT, William Henry), (1887-1969)

Actor, was born here.

36 Forest Hill Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22  MAP

Southwark 1998

 

KARSAVINA, Tamara (1885-1978)

Ballerina, lived here.

108 Frognal, London, NW3  MAP

Camden 1987

 

LANGTRY, Lillie (1852-1929)

Actress, lived here.

Cadogan Hotel, 21 Pont Street, London, SW1  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1980

 

LAUDER, Sir Harry (1870-1950)

Music Hall Artiste, lived here 1903-1911.

46 Longley Road, Tooting, London, SW17  MAP

Wandsworth 1969

 

Blue Plaque for Charles Laughton

Blue Plaque for Charles Laughton

LAUGHTON, Charles (1899-1962)

Actor, lived here 1928-1931

15 Percy Street, London, W1  MAP

Camden 1992

 

LEAR, Edward (1812-1888)

Artist and Writer, lived here.

30 Seymour Street, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1960

 

LEIGH, Vivien (1913-1967)

Actress, lived here.

54 Eaton Square, London, SW1  MAP

Westminster 1996

 

LENO, Dan (1860-1904)

Music Hall Comedian, lived here 1898-1901.

56 Akerman Road, London, SW9  MAP

Lambeth 1962

 

LEYBOURNE, George (1842-1884)

Music Hall Comedian ‘Champagne Charlie’, lived and died here.

136 Englefield Road, London, N1  MAP

Islington 1970

 

LIND, Jenny (Madame Goldschmidt) (1820-1887)

Singer, lived here.

189 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1909

 

LLOYD, Marie (1870-1922)

Music Hall Artiste, lived here.

55 Graham Road, London, E8  MAP

Hackney 1977

 

LUCAN, Arthur (Arthur Towle) (1887-1954)

Entertainer and Creator of Old Mother Riley, lived here.

11 Forty Lane, Wembley  MAP

Brent 1978

Note: the birth year on the plaque inscription is incorrect. Arthur Lucan was born in 1885.

 

MACKLIN, Charles (1697?-1797)

BOW STREET was formed about 1637. It has been the residence of many notable men, among whom were… Charles MACKLIN (1697?-1797), Actor…and William WYCHERLEY (1640?-1716), Dramatist.

MOst famous for playing Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.

19-20 Bow Street, London, WC2  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Macklin

 

MALONE, Edmond (1741-1812)

Shakespearian Scholar, lived here 1779-1812.

40 Langham Street, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1962

 

MATCHAM, Frank (1854-1920)

Theatre Architect, lived here 1895-1904

10 Haslemere Road, London, N8  MAP

Haringey 2007

 

MAUGHAM, William Somerset (1874-1965)

Novelist and Playwright, lived here 1911-1919.

6 Chesterfield Street, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1975

 

McCORMACK, John (1884-1945)

Lyric Tenor, lived here 1908-1913

24 Ferncroft Ave, London, NW3  MAP

Camden 2005

 

MELBA, Dame Nellie (1861-1931)

Operatic Soprano resided here in 1906.

Coombe House, Devey Close, (off Beverley Lane), Kingston upon Thames  MAP

Kingston upon Thames 2000

 

Blue Plaque for Mozart

Blue Plaque for Mozart

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)

composed his first symphony here in 1764.

180 Ebury Street, London, SW1  MAP

Westminster 1939

 

NASH, Paul (1889-1946)

Artist, lived in Flat 176 1914-1936.

Queen Alexandra Mansions, Bidborough Street, King’s Cross, London, WC1  MAP

Camden 1991

 

Blue Plaque for Ivor Novello

Blue Plaque for Ivor Novello

NOVELLO, Ivor (1893-1951)

Composer and Actor-Manager, lived and died in a flat on the top floor of this building.

11 Aldwych, London, WC2  MAP

Westminster 1973

 

O’CASEY, Sean (1880-1964)

Playwright, lived here at flat No. 49

49 Overstrand Mansions, Prince of Wales Drive, Battesea Park, London, SW11  MAP

Wandsworth 1993

 

OLDFIELD, Ann (1683-1730)

Actress, first occupant of this house, 1725-1730.

60 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1992

 

PARRY, Hubert (1848-1918)

Musician, lived here.

17 Kensington Square, London, W8  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1949

 

PATER, Walter (1839-1894)

Aesthete and Writer, lived and worked here 1885-1893

12 Earls Terrace, London, W8  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 2004

 

PHELPS, Samuel (1804-1878)

Tragedian, lived here.

8 Canonbury Square, London, N1  MAP

Islington 1911

 

PINERO, Sir Arthur (1855-1934)

Playwright, lived here 1909-1934.

115a Harley Street, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1970

 

PLAYFAIR, Sir Nigel (1874-1934)

Actor-Manager, lived here.

26 Pelham Crescent, London, SW7  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1965

 

RAMBERT, Dame Marie (1888-1982)

Founder of Ballet Rambert, lived here.

19 Campden Hill Gardens, Kensington, London, W8  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1997

 

RATTIGAN, Sir Terence (1911-1977)

Playwright, was born here

100 Cornwall Gardens, London, SW7  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 2005

 

RELPH, Harry (Little Tich), 1867-1928,

Music Hall Comedian, lived and, died here

93 Shirehall Park, Hendon, London, NW4  MAP

Barnet 1969

 

RICHARDSON, Sir Ralph (1902-1983)

Actor, lived here, 1944-1968

Bedegar’s Lea, Hampstead Lane, London, NW3  MAP

Barnet 2009

 

ROBESON, Paul (1898-1976)

Singer and Actor lived here 1929-1930

The Chestnuts, 1 Branch Hill, London, NW3  MAP

Camden 2002

 

RUSSELL, Fred (1862-1957)

Father of Modern Ventriloquism, lived here in flat No.71, 1914-1926 71

Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, London, SW15  MAP

Wandsworth 2009

 

RUTHERFORD, Dame Margaret (1892-1972)

Actress lived here 1895-1920

4 Berkeley Place, Wimbledon, London, SW19  MAP

(Merton 2002)

 

 SANTLEY, Sir Charles (1834-1922)

Singer, lived and died here.

13 Blenheim Road, London, NW8  MAP

Westminster 1935

 

SARGENT, Sir Malcolm (1895-1967),

Conductor, lived and died in a flat in this building.

Albert Hall Mansions, Kensington Gore, London, SW7  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1992

 

SHAW, George Bernard

Also see below.

SHAW, George Bernard,

lived in this house from 1887-1898. ‘From the coffers of his genius he enriched the world’.

29 Fitzroy Square, London, W1  MAP

Camden 1951

Note: Bronze plaque erected by St Pancras Borough Council, taken over by the GLC in 1975.

 

SHAW, George Bernard (1856-1950)

This building stands on the site of Adelphi Terrace built by the brothers ADAM in 1768-1774. Famous residents in the Terrace include… David GARRICK (1717-1779), Actor;… Richard D’OYLY CARTE (1844-1901), Savoy Opera Promoter;… George Bernard SHAW (1856-1950), Author and Playwright.

ADELPHI TERRACE, The Adelphi, London, WC2  MAP

 

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley

Dramatist. Lived here. B:1751, D:1816

14 Savile Row, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1881

 

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816)

Dramatist and Statesman, lived here 1795-1802.

10 Hertford Street, London, W1  MAP

Westminster 1955

Note: For another plaque at this address see BURGOYNE.

 

SIBELIUS, Jean (1865-1957)

Composer, lived here in 1909.

15 Gloucester Walk, Kensington, London, W8  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1995

 

SIM, Alastair (1900-1976)

Actor, lived here, 1953-1975

8 Frognal Gardens, London, NW3  MAP

Hampstead 2008

 

STANFORD, Sir Charles (1852-1924)

Musician, lived here 1894-1916.

56 Hornton Street,  London, W8  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1961

 

TAGLIONI, Marie (1809-1884)

Ballet Dancer, lived here in 1875-1876.

14 Connaught Square, London, W2  MAP

Westminster 1960

 

TEMPEST, Dame Marie (1864-1942)

Actress, lived here 1899-1902.

24 Park Crescent, London, W1 MAP

Westminster 1972

 

TERRY, Dame Ellen (1847-1928)

Actress, lived here.

22 Barkston Gardens, London, SW5  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1951

 

THACKERAY, William Makepeace

Novelist, lived here. Born 1811, died 1863.

2 Palace Green, London, W8

Kensington and Chelsea 1887

Also: Plaque erected in 1912 by London County Council at 36 Onslow Square, Chelsea, London SW7 3NS, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: “WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY (1811-1863) Novelist Lived Here 1854-1862”

Also: Plaque erected in 1905 by London County Council at 16 Young Street, Kensington, London W8 5EH, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: “W.M. THACKERAY 1811-1863 Novelist Lived Here”

 

THORNDYKE, Dame Sybil (1882-1976)

Actress, lived here 1921-1932.

6 Carlyle Square, Chelsea, London, SW3  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1998

 

 TREE, Sir Herbert Beerbohm (1853-1917)

Actor-Manager, lived here.

31 Rosary Gardens, London, SW7  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1950

 

 TUSSAUD, Madame Marie (1761-1850)

Artist in Wax, lived here 1838-1839

24 Wellington Road, St John’s Wood, London, NW8  MAP

Westminster 2001

 

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Ralph (1872-1958)

Composer, lived here from 1953 until his death.

10 Hanover Terrace, Regent’s Park, London, NW1  MAP

Westminster 1972

 

 WALTON, Sir William (1902-1983)

Composer, lived here.

Lowndes Cottage, 8 Lowndes Place, London, SW1  MAP

Westminster 2009

 

Blue Plaque for Sam Wanamaker

Blue Plaque for Sam Wanamaker

WANAMAKER, SAM (1919 – 1993)

Actor and director.

Visionary who recreated Shakespeare’s Globe.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT   MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Wanamaker

 

WELCH, ELISABETH (1904-2003)

Singer lived here in Flat 1

Ovington Court, Ovington Gardens, off Brompton Road, Kensington, London SW5 1LB  MAP

More info

 

Blue Plaque for Oscar Wilde

Blue Plaque for Oscar Wilde

WILDE, Oscar (1854-1900)

Wit and Dramatist, lived here.

34 Tite Street, London, SW3  MAP

Kensington and Chelsea 1954

 

WOOD, Sir Henry (1869-1944)

Musician, lived here.

4 Elsworthy Road, London, NW3  MAP

Camden 1969

 

WYCHERLEY, William (1640?-1716)

Dramatist.

BOW STREET was formed about 1637. It has been the residence of many notable men, among whom were… Charles MACKLIN (1697?-1797), Actor…and William WYCHERLEY (1640?-1716), Dramatist.

Restoration dramatist whose plays included The Country Wife and The Plain Dealer.

19-20 Bow Street, London, WC2  MAP

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wycherley

 

WYNDHAM, Sir Charles (1837-1919)

Actor-Manager, lived and died here.

20 York Terrace East, London, NW1  MAP

Westminster 1962

 

YEATS, William Butler (1865-1939)

Irish Poet and Dramatist, lived here.

23 Fitzroy Road, London, NW1  MAP

Camden 1957

 

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