London's Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques: Theatre People in London

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.




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


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


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


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


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


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


BALFE, Michael William (1808-1870)

Musical Composer, lived here.

Wrote opera The Bohemian Girl.

12 Seymour Street, London, W1  MAP


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


BARRIE, Sir James (1860-1937)

Novelist and Dramatist, lived here.

Author of Peter Pan.

100 Bayswater Road, London, W2  MAP


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


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


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


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


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,_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


CHEVALIER, Albert (1861-1923)

Music Hall Comedian, was born here.

Famous for singing My Old Dutch.

17 St Ann’s Villas, London, W11  MAP


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


CLARKSON, Willy (1861-1934)

Theatrical Wigmaker, lived and died here.

Wig, costume and prop maker.

41-43 Wardour Street, London, W1  MAP



Was here from 1862-1958.

10-11 Islington Green, London, N1  MAP


CONAN DOYLE, Sir Arthur (1859-1930)

Creator of Sherlock Holmes, lived here 1891-1894.

12 Tennison Road, South Norwood, London, SE25  MAP


CONS, Emma (1837-1912)

Philanthropist and Founder of the Old Vic, lived here.

136 Seymour Place, London, W1  MAP


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


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


DEVANT, David (1868-1941)

Magician lived here

The first President of The Magic Circle

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


DEVINE, George (1910-1966)

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

9 Lower Mall, Hammersmith, London, W6  MAP


DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870)

Novelist, lived here.

48 Doughty Street, London, WC1  MAP


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


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


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



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


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



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


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


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


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)


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


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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