Bobby Moore, Freddie Mercury and Ava Gardner honoured with iconic blue plaques

Samuel Beckett, Elizabeth David, Margot Fonteyn, Tommy Cooper and Laurie Cunningham are also being memorialised by English Heritage


Flamboyant Queen frontman Freddie Mercury is the latest famous face to be remembered with a blue English Heritage plaque. 


His home in the West London suburb of Feltham will be marked with one of the iconic plaques, which honour notable residents of Britain’s capital. 

Mercury is one of eight new stars who will be memorialised by the blue plague scheme in its 150th year. Footballer Bobby Moore, who led England to World Cup victory in 1966, will be remembered in Barking and Dagenham, while the Knightsbridge flat once home to Hollywood star Ava Gardener will also get a plaque. 

Magician Tommy Cooper, Irish playwrite Samuel Beckett, cookery writer Elizabeth David, ballet dancer Margot Fonteyn and Laurie Cunningham, one of the first black footballers to play for England, are also set to be remembered, report the Guardian

Cooper’s plaque will go up on his Chiswick home, where he lived for almost 30 years before his death; Beckett’s will be found in Chelsea, where he resided for three years during the 1930s, as will David’s.


Fonteyn’s will go in Covent Garden while Cunningham’s will be seen at his family home in north London, where an unofficial blue plaque already sits.