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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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'They had no choice'

Very nice monument of animals involved in various wars. Located between Hyde Park and Mayfair on Park Lane.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Very nice monument of animals involved in various wars. Located between Hyde Park and Mayfair on Park Lane.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The memorial is located across the street from The Speaker's Corner and is depicting some life sized animals used in the many wars fought by the British and it recognises their important role in battle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Had no idea this memorial even existed until we stumbled upon it. Lovely to see a memorial recognizing the value and contributions of our animals during wartime. They have played a valuable role.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We did not know of the existence of this memorial until we passed on the way from Marble Arch to Upper Brook Street. It is very large as the animal statues are life sized. It was very interesting and a fitting tribute.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Trite and silly. This was up before the memorial to women in conflict on Whitehall, which is frankly bonkers. Sentimental nonsense.

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Horsforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

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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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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