10 Fun Facts About London’s Blue Plaque Scheme

1. The first London Blue Plaque was to the poet Lord Byron in 1867 But his house in Holles Street, Cavendish Square was demolished in 1889. Its site is now occupied by the John Lewis store. 2. The oldest official plaque still in existence is to the French Emperor Napoleon III Installed in September 1867 in King Street, St James’s, it is also the only plaque that was erected while the recipient was still alive. 3. Not all Blue PlaquesRead more