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Temple Bar Memorial

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Temple Bar Memorial

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TeamWard wrote a review Sep 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom4,251 contributions4,629 helpful votes
The Temple Bar Memorial is a strange but very splendid piece of sculpture at the junction of Fleet & Strand, basically on one side Queen Victoria with a Dragon on the top, worth locating.
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Date of experience: September 2020
Alice R wrote a review Mar 2020
Hobart, Australia7,430 contributions431 helpful votes
Once one of several historic gates into the city now lies a dragon which appears ready to swoop down. We only saw this in passing.
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Date of experience: March 2020
BigHugh51 wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, Australia3,634 contributions1,044 helpful votes
Our most recent stay in London saw us again take a number of enjoyable long walks through the city’s central area. One of those walks took us along the Strand and Fleet Street from Trafalgar Square to St. Paul’s Cathedral. As we made our way along the streets, we encountered a number of interesting sights. One of those sights which we had encountered before during a previous visit to London was the Temple Bar Memorial. This memorial stands in the middle of the road near the Royal Courts of Justice and designates the boundary between the City of Westminster and the City of London. This is the spot where the original gates to the City of London known as the Temple Bar, once stood. The memorial consists of a tall stone pedestal with intricate carvings and featuring statues of Queen Victoria and her eldest son. Atop the pedestal stands a large winged dragon. This is certainly an eye-catching memorial and it is certainly worthy of your attention should you be passing by!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Chris wrote a review Sep 2019
St. Albans, United Kingdom4,406 contributions808 helpful votes
The Temple Bar Memorial with its rich, sculptural embellishments is located in the middle of the road, opposite Street's Law Courts, where Fleet Street meets the Strand. It marks the place where Sir Christopher Wren's Temple Bar used to stand, as the ceremonial entrance to the City of London from Westminster. The bronze free-standing statues of Queen Victoria and the Prince of Wales, facing the road on each side, are by Sir Joseph Boehm. They are celebrated in this area because in 1872 they were the last royals to pass through the old gate, in order to attend a thanksgiving service at St Paul's Cathedral for the Prince's recovery from typhoid. Samuel Kelsey's bronze relief on the north side of the Temple Bar Memorial commemorates this event. A fascinting monument to where the old entrance to the City of London used to stand. Temple Bar has now been rebuilt near Paternoster Square.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Nicholas H wrote a review Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom20,671 contributions848 helpful votes
This Victorian monument stands where the Strand becomes Fleet Street and marks the boundary between the West End and the City of London financial district. This road was originally the royal ceremonial route taken in mediaeval times by the King of England between The Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster. The monument was erected in 1880 and has a statue of Queen Victoria on one side and the Prince of Wales on the other. It has a winged dragon on the top.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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