Monuments/ Statues in London

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Monuments & Statues in London

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  • Vanessa P
    Calgary, Canada1,250 contributions
    Built by Christopher Wren the most famous architect to rebuild London after the fire of 1666 to celebrate the beginning of the reconstruction.
    It is possible to climb up to the top, however, due Covid regulations the monument if closed - March 2022.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Elizabeth A
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK40 contributions
    A very moving experience. We had a guided tour,by Mark, which was excellent and you must visit the exhibition.The memorial is striking and its Hailing when you see how many Bomber Command personnel died for their country.
    Written April 25, 2022
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  • Waddler
    York, UK9,564 contributions
    Coming here is unlikely to be the highlight of your trip, but Trafalgar Square is one of those sights that you will end up ticking off the list!

    It is centrally located between various West End and tourist sights, so easy to build into a walking itinerary.

    Used to be well known for pigeons, but they've done something to them as there wasn't a pigeon to be seen on our visit.
    Written May 3, 2022
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  • Kuldip Singh
    Wolverhampton, UK317 contributions
    Just outside Buckingham Palace so worth visiting and difficult to miss. This beautiful memorial is a great place to view the surrounding areas and also take pictures. Stunning to look at from all angles.
    Written February 26, 2022
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK153,512 contributions
    This monument is the de facto national war memorial of the United Kingdom and one of the focal points of Remembrance Sunday. The three main branches of the British armed forces are represented here. It’s simple and elegant.
    Written October 29, 2021
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  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,002 contributions
    I didn't go inside but enjoyed a sit in the small garden around the arch to have a picnic. You can then walk onto Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
    Written April 23, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,890 contributions
    Very popular monument and it’s very striking in appearance especially when the sun is shining on the gold. It’s a dominant structure.
    Written April 2, 2022
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  • Catalin C
    Targu Neamt, Romania141 contributions
    Don't miss this impressive artwork . It deserve to spend couple of minutes to find this statue in the Eurostar train station. And take a look at the bass-reliefs situated on the base of the statue. Reason why we must meet or leave someone. And a lot of humor.
    Written March 15, 2022
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  • Alice R
    Hobart, Australia8,215 contributions
    Only came across this monument once during our hop on hop off tour, it certainly stands out is one of many monuments in the area.
    Written March 17, 2020
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK16,821 contributions
    I didn't even know this memorial existed by when walking through Hyde Park from Marble Arch recently I stumbled across it. A large panoramic format memorial with engraved stonework depicting animals in war (elephants, camel, horses, etc.) along with a couple of statues of mules or donkeys carrying war hardware. It really is a nice landmark.
    Written October 9, 2021
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  • Nigel G
    Singapore, Singapore8,582 contributions
    Probably not the easiest work of art to interpret, but a little clearer with some research. This bronze statue of man on horseback is called Physical Energy and is the work of the British artist George Frederic Watts (1817-1904).

    Watts had very high ideals for his art, and intended his work to help humanity embrace progress. Physical Energy is an allegory of the human need for new challenges – of our instinct to always be scanning the horizon, looking towards the future. In the artist’s own words, it is ‘a symbol of that restless physical impulse to seek the still unachieved in the domain of material things’.

    The original plaster model for the sculpture can be seen at the Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village in Compton, Surrey. Watts worked on this for some twenty years, from 1883 to his death in 1904. The model was first cast in bronze in 1902-4 to form part of a memorial in Cape Town, South Africa.

    The cast in Kensington Gardens was erected in 1907 by Watts’ widow and friends as a memorial to the artist himself, who had lived for many years in Kensington. A third cast of the sculpture was made in 1959 and is now in Harare, Zimbabwe, and a fourth was commissioned in 2017 by the Watts Gallery to be sited at Compton, where G F Watts had his country house.

    The location on the tripadvisor map is incorrect and that statue is in Kensington Gardens at the principal intersection before the Round Lake.
    Written August 8, 2021
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  • Kathryn R
    132 contributions
    Went to Kensington gardens on our visit to London. The peter pan statue is as you would expect. It is interactive which is good for the children especially.
    Written December 30, 2021
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  • Greg
    Cambridge, UK5,209 contributions
    This is a respectful, tall sculpture of the former British Prime Minister found in front of the House of Commons. The Square itself is peppered with monuments and other statues immortalising key figures in British history, however, the Churchill monument is perhaps the best known here.
    Written August 31, 2020
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  • 1TraveltheWorld
    Alice Springs, Australia11,703 contributions
    What an interesting statue located at Marble Arch near Hyde park.

    You don't know how big it is until you get up close and personal.

    Standing at 10 metres high , it is the largest free-standing bronze sculpture in London.

    We saw it while doing the London site seeing bus tour.
    Written March 23, 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland16,890 contributions
    Cleopatra’s Needle appears in many locations around the world for the strangest reasons. Not sure why the Thames bank was picked!
    Written May 9, 2022
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