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.
Police Memorial, St James Park Source Nicolagg British Navy War Memorial, Temple Gardens Source Mandytjie A series of plaques at the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice Source Atlasobscura Primrose Hill -commemorative plaque to Welshman Iollo Morganwg Source Solarpatrick Postmans Park Memorial Source Charlotte Is Living Armed Forces Memorial, Westminster Abbey Source Urbansquirrel Westminster Hall - plaque recording the trial of Thomas More Source Colin Davey Antony Gormley unveils a new plaque in Hampstead Source Peter Bazalgette Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens Source London Animals at War Memorial, Park Lane Source Urbansquirrel Barnes Neville Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb. 241 New Cross Road in New Cross, London, where Wallis lived from 1892 to 1909. Source Londonhistorian Battle of Waterloo Memorial, Waterloo Station Source Britishnobility Postmans Park Memorial Source Greenwich.co.uk Animals in War Memorial, Park Lane Source Hillside Vets War Memorial, SE London Source Darkmewolf Canada Memorial, Green Park Source Markgbr War Memorial, Borough High Street Source London Se1 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. Source Solarpatrick Fashionista and original metrosexual - Beau Brummell Source Londonhistorian Farringdon Road - site of one Zeppelin attacks Source Londonist Crimean War Memorial, Pall Mall Source Nish Yay Canada War Memorial, Green Park Source Alpana.deshmukh Bloomsbury Square Source Historylondon Animals in War Memorial, Park Lane Source Ladytubedriver Victoria Memorial just outside Buckingham Palace Source Tegold Postmans Park Memorial Source Lizzieatworld Guards Memorial, Horse Guards Source Conrad B Hart Cenotaph, War Memorial, Whitehall Source London The Victoria Memorial, Buckingham Palace Source London The first of the "Dr Barnardos Homes" was opened in 1867 at 18 Stepney Causeway Source Londonhistorian The Fire Fighters Memorial, Carter Lane Gardens Source Mandytjie Kindertransport Memorial, Liverpool Street Source Notjustagranny Battle of Waterloo Memorial, Waterloo Station Source Britishnobility 1987 Fire Memorial, King's Cross Source London Prepared War Memorial, Royal Exchange Source Radioleary Platform 8, Victoria Station Source Networkrailvic 38 Blenheim Crescent, South Croydon and the entrance to the David Lean Cinema Source Londonist The Memorial Gates, Hyde Park Source Tegold St James's Place Source Ksegedin Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park Source Sandra Lee War memorial, King's Cross Station Source Katy Barrett King's Cross Station Memorial - names all the victims who lost their lives on 7/7 Source Flashbak War Memorial, Euston Station Source Londonist Com Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial Source Levanterman National Submarine War Memorial, Victoria Embankment Source Mandytjie Royal Air Force Memorial, Victoria Embankment Source Mandytjie Kindertransport Memorial, Liverpool Street Source Ladytubedriver Thomas Faryner, King Charles II's baker, had his house and bakery on Pudding Lane, where the Great Fire of London began. Source Londonhistorian