Royal Artillery Memorial

Royal Artillery Memorial, London

Royal Artillery Memorial
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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How to get there
  • Hyde Park Corner • 1 min walk
  • Knightsbridge • 8 min walk
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,974 contributions
Impressive monument
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is a very impressive and sizeable monument that sits opposite the entryway to Hyde Park. Well constructed and on point.
Written August 19, 2021
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Roberts69
Northampton, UK14,891 contributions
As war memorials and monuments go this one isn't that impressive but no less important.
Dec 2020
The Royal Artillery Memorial is a First World War memorial located on Hyde Park Corner in London that was unveiled in 1925. The memorial commemorates the 49,076 soldiers from the Royal Artillery killed in the First World War. The memorial consists of a Portland stone cruciform base supporting a one-third over-lifesize sculpture of a howitzer artillery field gun. At the end of each arm of the cross is a sculpture of a soldier. An officer at the front (south side), a shell carrier on the east side, a driver on the west side, and at the rear (north) a dead soldier. Whilst not the most impressive memorial I have ever seen it is never the less an important one that deserves a look.
Quite close by is the more impressive memorial of RAF Bomber Command.
Written December 29, 2020
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
More Somber in December Weather
Dec 2019
More Somber in December Weather

We were back to London in December, and did not experience ideal weather, but when we visited the Royal Artillery Memorial, at the meeting of Hyde and Green Parks, the weather, and gloominess of the day, added a new dimension to the somber nature of this memorial.

As we walked around the Memorial, it was easy to be taken back to the First World War, in the cold, the mist and light rain. Though gloomy, in all respects, the Memorial reflected more, on what those artillery teams faced - and why they were being so honored for their perseverance and bravery.

Even in the light rain, we just braced ourselves, and spent a good 30 minutes at the Memorial. It was a totally different experience, than what we encountered on our visit, on a lovely Autumn day, back in September. That is why we visit this monument, at different times of the year - it just feels, and looks so different.
Written September 22, 2020
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
A Lovely Memorial Near Hyde Park Corner
Sep 2019
A Lovely Memorial Near Hyde Park Corner

In September, we spent quite a bit of time in Hyde Park, and wandered over to the little area, where Hyde and Green Parks come together. On this lovely Autumn day, we visited the Royal Artillery Memorial, again.

The morning light lent a magic to the Howitzer, atop the monument looked even more realistic, than usual, sitting high atop the plinth.

We also paused, to look more carefully, at the four bronze soldiers, around the plinth. They too, looked as though they could walk down, and stand among us.

This is a fitting tribute to the Royal Regiment of Artillery, in the first World War.

I allocated about 30 mins to this statue/memorial, and depending one the weather, found that to be just about right. Also, in the immediate vicinity, there are at least a half-dozen other worthy memorials, and statues, so one has a lot to see, in a smallish area.
Written June 5, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,092 contributions
First World War
Mar 2020 • Friends
Made by Charles Sargeant Jagger and opened in 1925 this large stone monument lies in the popular Hyde Park Corner. We saw this from a bus tour only as we had no time to stop.
Written March 18, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Impressive monument
Dec 2019
Huge stone monument with evocative and vivid panels carved with scenes from military engagements. The main plinth is dominated by a huge sculpture of a field gun, below which stands a bronze statue of a soldier from the Royal Artillery. This is one of a number of memorials in nthe open space in the middle of the Hyde Park Corner one way system and probably the most impressive of them, apart from the Wellington Arch. It was unveiled in 1925 to mark the sacrifice of the members of the regiment who died in WW1. Hard not to feel emotional when you visit this.
Written December 15, 2019
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,682 contributions
Impressive memorial
Nov 2019 • Solo
In memory of the artillery men who died during the Great War from 1914. There are 4 different artillery men depicting the different ranks who served
Written November 2, 2019
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suzibear
Norwich, UK73 contributions
Poignant and moving
Oct 2019
This memorial has familly resonanve, as my great-uncle was a gunner killed in action at Passchendaele. The depiction of a fallen soldier is the most moving part and I found myself in tears as it was so unexpeted. Too often, war is depicted as a glorious thing, but this memorial makes you realise the reality of the loss of the fallen.
Written October 26, 2019
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Janet C
Stockport, UK1,966 contributions
Never forget
Oct 2019 • Solo
At Hyde Park Corner this is a stone memorial dedicated to the WW1 casualties of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Around the memorial are four bronze figures of artillerymen
Written October 16, 2019
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stephenbrg
Townsville, Australia604 contributions
Really impressive memorial
Oct 2019
Just across the road from Hyde Park Corner this is a seriously impressive memorial monument - and the casualty figures it commemorates are astonishing. As a bonus the park also features the very impressive Austrlian War Memorial Monument and yet another memorial to Wellington (though also impressive).
Written October 6, 2019
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