Blue Plaques are placed on buildings where great figures of the past have previously lived. They honour and celebrate the connection these famous people have with the history, heritage and architecture of England. The selection criteria for a candidate is either one hundred years from birth, or twenty years after they have passed away. The building with the personal connection must still be in existence and an individual can only be commemorated once.
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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
First Qualified women doctor in Britain.
English physicist and chemist who was apprenticed here.His many experiments contributed greatly to the understanding of electromagnetism.
Mustapha Raschid Pasha
Turkish Ambassador and Statesman
Liberator of Latin America.
John Robert Godley
Founder of the Canterbury Association, 1848, which planned to establish English settlers in New Zealand.
American Patriot Officer who served the cause of the American Revolution until 1779, when he shifted his allegiance to the British.
William Wilkie Collins
Early master of the mystery story and the first English novelist to write in this genre.
Sir Julius Benedict
Musical composer who both lived and died here
John Hughlings Jackson
Alfred, Lord Milner
Statesman - able but inflexible British administrator, whose attitude while he was high commissioner and governor in southern Africa helped to bring about the South African war.
Sir Francis Beaufort
Admiral and Hydrographer.
Michael William Balfe
Singer and Composer best known for the popular melodies and simple vocal effects of his opera The Bohemian Girl.
English landscape painter who is more widely known as the writer of an original kind of nonsense verse and as the populariser of the limerick.
Green Plaques were launched in 1991 by Westminster City Council to draw attention to particular buildings in Westminster associated with people of renown who have made lasting contributions to society.
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Sake Dean Mahomed
Britain's first Indian Restaurant.