mobile nav

Memorial

First gas-lit street First gas-lit street

Plaque: First gas-lit street

Inscription

City of Westminster
Pall Mall.  The first street in London to be lit by gas, in 1807.
Sponsored by HSBC, Supporting our Community.

Site: First gas-lit street (1 memorial)

SW1, Pall Mall

We were surprised to see a memorial plaque attached to this piece of street furniture, a way-finding finger-post. Is this the only one? Or are there lots and we've just failed to spot them? Given the subject commemorated perhaps this is a well-placed rarity.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
First gas-lit street

Information Subjects commemorated

49602

first gas-lit street in the world

The first public street lighting with gas was demonstrated in Pall Mall by Fr...

Read More

This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
First gas-lit street

Information Created by

46338

Westminster City Council

Created in 1965 from the former area of the Metropolitan Boroughs of St Maryl...

Read More