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