Plaque: First Zeppelin bomb of WW1
London Borough of Hackney
First bomb of World War One to fall from a Zeppelin on London dropped in the garden of The Nevill Arms public house, 30 May 1915.
Londonist posted about a house claiming a similar title: the first London house hit in an air raid. We initially thought this Hackney plaque disproved that claim but the first Zeppelin raid on London was definitely on 31 May so the Hackney plaque has the date wrong. And anyway it was the Osterley Arms garden that was hit, not the building, so the Londonist house wins this undesirable accolade.
Site: First Zeppelin bomb of WW1 (1 memorial)
N16, Osterley Road, Osterley Arms
Credit to Ross Corben who told us about this plaque and then to our friend at the Soho Society, Roger Shlomo Harris, who went along with his camera.