English Heritage London Blue Plaques Mapped

A new map showing the location of all 957 (as of January 2011) English Heritage London Blue Plaques and also about 30 Southwark Council Blue Plaques (marked in green) was published yesterday.

More comprehensive than PlaqueGuide and more singleminded than the marvellous memorials site London Remembers it’s ideal for idly browsing the homes of the historic great and good or planning a plaque pursuit perambulation.

We salute the mappy tenacity of creator, Roy Reed, whose painstaking mapping was a labour of love.

Screengrab of the map courtesy of Roy Reed. Interact with the real map at his website.

Browse our directory of Alternative London Maps. It needs an update to include London’s Moving Football Clubs and London’s Commonest Surnames from yesterday, but is a London cartography lover’s dream list.

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  • http://twitter.com/include_music_h Colin Wren

    Looks like North view in Wimbledon housed 2 plaquees next to each other though one died in 1906 and the other was born in 1906.

  • http://twitter.com/iainsproat Iain

    They’re already comprehensively mapped, photographed and tagged (and thousands more around the world) on OpenPlaques http://www.openplaques.org/places/gb/areas/london

    Plus all Openplaques’ data is available under an open license, and has an API for mashing the data up in other apps.