Plaque: Dr Rizal
Erection date: 1983
Greater London Council
Dr Jose Rizal, 1861 - 1896, writer and national hero of the Philippines, lived here.
Site: Dr Rizal (1 memorial)
NW1, Chalcot Crescent, 37
Dr Rizal lodged here in 1888 with the Beckett family on a weekly rent of £2. On 19 June 2011, to celebrate Rizal's 150th birth anniversary the London Chapter of the Knights of Rizal and the Philippine Embassy held a heritage walk from an event at the British Museum (where Rizal had been a registered reader in the Reading Room) and laid a floral offering at this plaque.
2016: Lifestyle lists the Rizal memorials around the world and, for London, reports that he had a "romantic interlude" with Gertrude, one of the three Beckett sisters.