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Animals in War Memorial

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Address: Brook Gate, Park Lane | Hyde Park, London, England
Phone Number: +44 207 641 6000
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Animal Memorial

Beautiful statutes and memorial to all the dogs, horses, pigeons etc that lost their lives in war. We didn't know this was here and came across it by chance, so glad we did. Lots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Paula M
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Horsforth, United Kingdom

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful statutes and memorial to all the dogs, horses, pigeons etc that lost their lives in war. We didn't know this was here and came across it by chance, so glad we did. Lots of information on the plaques and well worth a visit.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think this is a marvellous memorial to the many millions of beasts and birds who 'had no choice', as an inscription on the wall of this states. I see it several times a year, usually from the top deck of a bus, and unlike the ugly blob of a beheaded horse sculpture (nearby at the north end of Park... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nicely done and poignant. The sculptures of the aninals are very lifelike. Impressive to see the numer of floral and other tributes left there. Certainly worth a visit if you are in the area (Marble Arch tube end of Oxford Street or Park Lane / Mayfair) and only takes a few minutes to pause and ponder whether it was... More 

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very pleased and happy to discover such a memorial had been erected in such a prominent and highly frequented area of London such as this one. It came as no surprise to me the Princess Royal was involved with its unveiling and promotion. On the rear side of the memorial, the inscription reads "Many and various animals were... More 

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2 Thank Richard W U
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

i really didnt see it here, i mean there are a few sculptures of horses, but the weather was really bad so it didnt give it much if justice, but it was ok, since we ended up eating soup in the next door cafe. please wear warm clothes if in the winter. its too windy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful that people are reminded that our camps ion animals also paid the ultimate price in defense of our green and pleasant land

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Along Park Lane, this is a place to stop to appreciate the service of a variety of animals in the military history of the U.K. and other countries. A nice short stop in site-seeing in London's west end.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This memorial is for the forgotten hero's of war we all remember when a solder gets killed or maimed but we never remember animals but this memorial changes this and too right as well

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

You can not help but feel touched by this simple but very lovely memorial sitting just to the side of (I think) Hyde Park. I detoured a block to see the memorial when I saw it on my on-line map; it puts the sacrifice of war back in mind - particularly those poor creatures who 'Had No Choice'; the theme... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Beautiful and lasting tribute to the contributions made by animals during the war effort. When we talk of lives lost during war, we rarely think about the animals that were injured or killed during a military conflict. The sculpture consists of two towering walls and multiple sculptures depicting the animals that assisted in the war effort. Very impressive and moving.... More 

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