Famous figures

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Why not try and find some of the blue plaques commemorating the lives of prominent people with a connection to the district and wider area. Here are a few to get you started.

Famous figures

Why not try and find some of the blue plaques commemorating the lives of prominent people with a connection to the district and wider area. Here are a few to get you started.

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John Lennon

Musician 34 Montagu Square John Lennon spent a significant amount of time in London at the height of ‘Beatlemania’, one of his residences being 34 Montagu Square, where he lived w...

Olaudah Equiano

Writer and Abolitionist 67–73 Riding House Street Riding House Street is the location at which Olaudah Equiano wrote ‘The African’, an autobiography that detailed his experience...

Mary Seacole

Nurse and Heroine of the Crimea War 14 Soho Square Mary Seacole nursed patients during cholera epidemics in Jamaica and Panama, and looked after the wounded on the frontlines of the C...

David Bowie

Musician, 17 St Anne's Court Soho’s Trident Studios shut its doors in 1981, but in its time recorded some of the biggest names in music, including David Bowie, whose plaque exists ab...

Charles Rolls

Co-founder of Rolls-Royce 14–15 Conduit Street Aviation pioneer and founder of the Rolls-Royce firm, Charles Rolls is commemorated on Mayfair’s Conduit Street, where he worked fro...

Florence Nightingale

Nurse and healthcare reformer 10 South Street Florence Nightingale dedicated her life to campaigning for healthcare reform, and in turn became an iconic figure in British history. A p...

George Seferis

Greek Ambassador, Poet and Nobel Laurete 51 Upper Brook Street Greek poet, George Seferis, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1963, making him the first Greek person to bec...

Jimi Hendrix

Musician 23 Brook Street Legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix spent the most successful years of his career in London, and in 1968 moved in with girlfriend Kathy Etchingham into a flat on...

Horatio Lord Nelson

Naval Officer 103 New Bond Street Lord Nelson has numerous monuments in his memory, most famously Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square. But look closely on New Bond Street and you’...

Herbert Henry Asquith

Politician 20 Cavendish Square Herbert Henry Asquith was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 until 1916, during which he led Britain into World War I. He and his wife M...