Chiswick’s Blue Plaques

Chiswick has many assets. It is, as anyone who lives here will tell you, a great place to live. The area has and has always has had a fair sprinkling of well-known residents and its distinctiveness owes much to their achievements.

Witness the relatively high number of blue plaques in the W4 area. We have nine, recognising the success of three writers, an artist, an architect, a comedian, an Olympic rower, a celebrated botanist and a private in the British Army awarded a VC for his bravery at Rorke’s Drift.

Blue plaques were originally awarded by the Royal Society of Arts (from 1876 to 1901). The administration of the scheme was run by the London County Council (LCC) until 1965 and then the Greater London Council (GLC) until its abolition in 1986. It is now run by English Heritage, whose panel of experts decide who is worthy of a plaque and which building associated with them should have the honour of being awarded one.

View a map of Chiswick Blue Plaques here. Find out more about them by clicking on the individual plaques below.