London's Most Poignant Memorials

By Londonist Staff Last edited 16 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.

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