London's Most Poignant Memorials

By Londonist Staff Last edited 13 months ago
London's Most Poignant Memorials

London is littered with memorials. From huge Victorian slabs to more delicate modern-day dedications; from the subtlety of a smart blue plaque to the emotive war-child-or-sick-animal sculpture, they're everywhere.

Here are a few of London's most poignant memorials.

Joseph Bazalgette on the Victoria Embankment. Bazalgette was resposible for the design and construction of London's sewer system, as well as the construction of Embankment itself.
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Barnes Neville Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb. 241 New Cross Road in New Cross, London, where Wallis lived from 1892 to 1909.
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War Memorial, Borough High Street
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1987 Fire Memorial, King's Cross
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Animals at War Memorial, Park Lane
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British Navy War Memorial, Temple Gardens
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War memorial, King's Cross Station
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Cenotaph, War Memorial, Whitehall
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Canada Memorial, Green Park
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Royal Air Force Memorial, Victoria Embankment
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The first of the "Dr Barnardos Homes" was opened in 1867 at 18 Stepney Causeway
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Crimean War Memorial, Pall Mall
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Fashionista and original metrosexual - Beau Brummell
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Kindertransport Memorial, Liverpool Street
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National Submarine War Memorial, Victoria Embankment
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The Victoria Memorial, Buckingham Palace
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Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens
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Thomas Faryner, King Charles II's baker, had his house and bakery on Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire of London began.
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King's Cross Station Memorial - names all the victims who lost their lives on 7/7
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Bloomsbury Square
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Victoria Memorial just outside Buckingham Palace
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War Memorial, Royal Exchange
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The Fire Fighters Memorial, Carter Lane Gardens
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Postmans Park Memorial
Canada War Memorial, Green Park
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A series of plaques at the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice
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Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park
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Farringdon Road - site of one Zeppelin attacks
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Postmans Park Memorial
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Primrose Hill -commemorative plaque to Welshman Iollo Morganwg
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Police Memorial, St James Park
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The Memorial Gates, Hyde Park
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38 Blenheim Crescent, South Croydon and the entrance to the David Lean Cinema
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Westminster Hall - plaque recording the trial of Thomas More
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Postmans Park Memorial
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St James's Place
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War Memorial, Euston Station
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Animals in War Memorial, Park Lane
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Armed Forces Memorial, Westminster Abbey
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Guards Memorial, Horse Guards
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War Memorial, SE London
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Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial
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Antony Gormley unveils a new plaque in Hampstead
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Last Updated 16 May 2017