10 curious London memorials recapped (and vote for the one that most moves you)…

October 9, 2013

We’re kicking off a new special series next Wednesday but in the meantime we thought we’d recap our latest series – 10 (more) curious London memorials, and the previous series, 10 curious London memorials…

So, first for the 10 (more) curious London memorials list…

10. Memorial to 16th century navigators…

9. The Speke Monument…

8. The SOE Memorial…

7. D’Oyly Carte Memorial…

6. 7 July Memorial…

5. National Police Memorial…

4. ‘People of London’ Memorial…

3. William Wallace Memorial…

2. Animals in War Memorial…

1. Kindertransport memorial…

And, for the first curious London memorials list, which we ran way back in 2011…

10. The Bard or not The Bard?

9. The Golden Boy of Pye Corner

8. Edith Cavell Memorial

7. Tower Hill scaffold memorial

6. The Buxton Memorial Fountain

5. Eros (or the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain)

4. The Suffragette Memorial

3. Charing Cross

2. The Albert Memorial

1. Watt’s Memorial in Postman’s Park

Hope you’ve enjoyed them. We look forward to bringing you our next series from next Wednesday…

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6 Responses to “10 curious London memorials recapped (and vote for the one that most moves you)…”


  1. I would love to know your thoughts on whether ‘Eros’ / ‘Anteros’ was meant to be pointing his arrow at the Earl’s Dorset estate and he was snubbed when installed… or whether this is one of the many myths surrounding this statue.

  2. John Says:

    Good list, difficult to choose, and often these lists leave out the ones that resonate with you. Two different memorials Ive walked by and stopped and thought about. The first is the striking giant grey green Australian granite semi circular wall in memory of the 102,000 Australian dead of the two World Wars unveiled in 2003 in Hyde Park corner near the Wellington Arch – Striking and poignant. The second, modest one contrasting with the first and one that I’m sure many people walk by in their busy commutes is the memorial to WPC Yvonne fletcher inleafy St James Square.. Yvonne was the PC who was gunned down in 1984 from an unknown gunman in a window of the Libyan Embassy as she was policing a peaceful protest. Also powerful in its modesty.


  3. Actually I wanted to vote for two memorials. The Kindertransport Memorial which I am very interested in personally speaking, and The Suffragette Memorial which should be of passionate interest to women everywhere (and their husbands and sons, if that was possible).

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