Behind the Blue Plaques

guided walks around the City of London

Behind the Blue Plaques

They are the hidden gems that provide the clues to so much of London’s rich history. Blue Plaques provide tantalising information of people, places and events that have contributed so much to the development of the City. For those on a LONDON FOOTSTEPS walk they offer an invitation to explore the stories behind them.

It was the MP William Ewart who, in 1863, first proposed what were known then as ‘memorial tablets’. The idea was popular and by 1866 it was adopted by the Royal Society of Arts. Today we have plaques of various colours all over England, all shapes and sizes. But the iconic Blue Plaque is the daddy of them all.

Look out for BEHIND THE BLUE PLAQUES which will be included in the next programme of walks.

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