National Firefighters Memorial

National Firefighters Memorial, London

National Firefighters Memorial

National Firefighters Memorial
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Neighborhood: City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
How to get there
  • St. Paul's • 3 min walk
  • Mansion House • 4 min walk
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mike d
Fareham, UK838 contributions
Fearless Firefighters
Oct 2021
Sited near St Paul's Cathedral on route to the Millennium Bridge this unassuming but so moving. Imagine the feelings of all those who face fire and all the destruction that it causes to property and lives. Their lost lives are rightly recognized in this memorial. Spare a second, or miss a step to acknowledge their sacrifice for our being there.
Written October 29, 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Firefighters Memorial
Oct 2021
This memorial is in tribute to the lives of all the men and women firefighters of the United Kingdom who were killed in the line of duty. The bronze sculpture depicts three firefighters in action at the height of the Blitz of WWII, which was the original idea for the monument until it was changed to the present dedication. The statue surmounts a plinth covered in bronze plaques for the rolls of honour.
Written October 28, 2021
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Barry B
Hoddesdon, UK1,261 contributions
Surprisingly location- stop and think
Aug 2021
A surprising location for the National Memorial for all firefighters who have lost their lives in service.

Good stature, unassuming much like the people it memorialises

Worth the time to stop think and thank those who serve in the emergency services and the fire service in particular
Written August 19, 2021
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sheepygold
london4,810 contributions
Very interesting
Nov 2019 • Solo
This lovely and detailed memorial is easily missed despite being on the main thoroughfare between St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. It features firefighters at work as well as hundreds of those killed during WW2. There is a small separate list of female firefighters.
Written November 29, 2019
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futtock21
London, UK11,097 contributions
Between St. Paul’s and Tate Modern
Oct 2019 • Solo
At the start of the walkway from St. Paul’s Churchyard to the Millennium Bridge sits a modest yet striking sculpture depicting firefighters in action at the height of the Blitz. It was sculpted by John W. Mills and unveiled by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in 1991. It was later decided to dedicate the memorial to all firefighters in the U.K. who had died in the line of duty triggering a re-dedication ceremony headed by the Princess Royal in 1993.
Written October 19, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
Very Nice Monument to Brave Men
Sep 2019 • Solo
This monument/statue can be found in Carter Lane Gardens just outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

With the beautiful Cathedral as a backdrop, this monument is extremely photogenic but also there are a lot of tourists around here.

Lots of information on the statue. If you’re there for St Paul’s it’s good to go and see this too.
Written September 7, 2019
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,982 contributions
On the way to St Paul's
Jul 2019 • Couples
After you cross the Millennium Bridge on you way to St Paul's you will pass this memorial to Firefighters of the Blitz and rededicated to include those who died in peacetime.
It shows three firefighters who look as if they are working to save St Paul's Cathedral from fire during the bombing of WWII.
Written July 22, 2019
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PHE22
London, UK3,925 contributions
Can be missed
Jun 2019 • Solo
Have walked past this bronze memorial many times without noticing it.lovely piece of bro as commemorating those fireman who gave their life during the war.
Written June 6, 2019
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Bon viveur
London, UK1,470 contributions
Don’t walk past this, as I have done for years
May 2019 • Solo
Stop a moment to contemplate the sacrifice of our firefighters and admire the dual aspects from the memorial. It was an unexpected highlight of my day.
Written May 14, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Fight the Fire
Feb 2019 • Solo
The National Firefighters Memorial is a memorial composed of three bronze firefighters in action during the Blitz, in Second World War. So you might be mistaken in thinking that the memorial is only to firefighters of the war. In fact, the memorial is for all firefighters throughout the United Kingdom who were killed in the line of duty.

The statue is a little uninspiring, but I admire the sentiments.
Written February 17, 2019
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