Captain James Cook Statue

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Neighborhood: St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 2 min walk
  • Embankment • 6 min walk
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Noted Explorer
Oct 2021
Statue in tribute to James Cook, the British explorer best known for his voyages to the Pacific regions and Australasia. The bronze statue depicts Cook in his Royal Navy Captain uniform and tricorn hat. His right hand is holding a telescope, which his left is holding onto charts and maps in reference to his role as a cartographer.
Written October 29, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,574 contributions
Oh Captain, My Captain
Apr 2021
Captain Cook was originally from North Yorkshire and there is alot of history about him in Whitby. Lots of statues of him there.

It was good to discover a statue of him in London. It's just at the edge of the Mall. As you go through Admiralty Arch it is on the left hand side.

A British explorer remembered in the middle of a busy city. I wonder how much time he actually spent in London?
Written April 16, 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
Captain
Sep 2020
A marvellous statue of Captain James Cook watching over the entrance to Admiralty Arch and doing a sterling job, one man who's history is superb, go enjoy.
Written October 2, 2020
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futtock21
London, UK11,093 contributions
Enjoy it whilst it’s still here
Sep 2020 • Solo
This is a rather splendid statue of Captain James Cook (1728-1779), the celebrated navigator, cartographer and Royal Naval Captain whole chief claim to fame is he was the first to circumnavigate New Zealand. Cast in bronze it is the work of Thomas Brock and unveiled in 1914. No doubt it due course campaigners for the rights of extinct South Sea mammals, the descendants of indigenous cavemen or Marxist historians will require its removal. So appreciate it whilst you still can.
Written September 17, 2020
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Alex
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Provides a false version of History
Nov 2019 • Friends
Completely inappropriate description of the evil man James Cook truly was. Provides no true information about the horrendous actions this man took upon the cultures he almost made completely extinct with his imperialistic approaches and wrongful treatment of natives. There is no place in modern Britain for a symbol of praise towards a man that did nothing but harm thousands of people and almost completely destroy multiple cultures. If this statue should continue to stand there should at least be accurate non Anglo-centric information discussing the wrongful actions to properly educate the public on the true history of events
Written June 7, 2020
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Peter R
Dartford, UK934 contributions
Captain James Cook
Nov 2019
Walking through Admiralty Arch from Trafalgar Square down the Mail towards Buckingham Palace you pass on the left side of the road just through Admiralty Arch the Statue of Captain James Cook, explorer and map maker. The bronze statue was complete in 1914 and is worth a quick look.
Written December 31, 2019
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Steve T
Preston, UK19,926 contributions
A Fitting Tribute ....
Sep 2019
...... to a great man who dies in tragic circumstances. The statue is a bit hidden by seemingly a myriad of ongoing roadworks but if you're at Admiralty Arch you really should check out this memorial to one of the world's greatest explorers - not least as there really arn't too many !
Written September 10, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
Nice
Sep 2019 • Solo
Take a stroll from Trafalgar Square, through the wonderful Admiralty Arch onto The Mall with the golden statue of the Queen Victoria Monument and Buckingham Palace in the distance and one can come across the Statue of Captain James Cook on the left.

The statue is made from bronzed metal, mounted on a stone base and was designed by Thomas Brock. The statue was completed in 1914 (105 years ago at the time of writing this) and is maintained by The Royal Parks.
Written September 10, 2019
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,782 contributions
Captain Cook
Aug 2019
Wandering along the Mall near Admiralty arch you can easily locate the Statue of Captain Cook, its a bronze statue and well worth locating this famous adventurer.
Written August 14, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
The great navigator and explorer
Jul 2019 • Solo
This bronze statue is close to the Admiralty Arch at the end of The Mall. The figure is wearing a naval officer’s frock coat and hat, while he holds a scroll in his hand. The inscription on the plain stone plinth is wearing quite badly but the monument is still an impressive representation on of the great British naval explorers and map makers.
Written August 1, 2019
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