London's Most Poignant Memorials

By Londonist Staff Last edited 6 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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The first of the "Dr Barnardos Homes" was opened in 1867 at 18 Stepney Causeway
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St James's Place
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Animals at War Memorial, Park Lane
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The Fire Fighters Memorial, Carter Lane Gardens
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Royal Air Force Memorial, Victoria Embankment
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Guards Memorial, Horse Guards
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British Navy War Memorial, Temple Gardens
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38 Blenheim Crescent, South Croydon and the entrance to the David Lean Cinema
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Animals in War Memorial, Park Lane
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Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park
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War Memorial, Euston Station
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Fashionista and original metrosexual - Beau Brummell
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War Memorial, SE London
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Animals in War Memorial, Park Lane
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Police Memorial, St James Park
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Farringdon Road - site of one Zeppelin attacks
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Westminster Hall - plaque recording the trial of Thomas More
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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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Postmans Park Memorial
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Platform 8, Victoria Station
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Bloomsbury Square
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War memorial, King's Cross Station
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Cenotaph, War Memorial, Whitehall
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The Memorial Gates, Hyde Park
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War Memorial, Borough High Street
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Canada Memorial, Green Park
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Victoria Memorial just outside Buckingham Palace
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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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National Submarine War Memorial, Victoria Embankment
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Battle of Waterloo Memorial, Waterloo Station
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War Memorial, Royal Exchange
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Kindertransport Memorial, Liverpool Street
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A series of plaques at the Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice
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Kindertransport Memorial, Liverpool Street
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Battle of Waterloo Memorial, Waterloo Station
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Canada War Memorial, Green Park
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Postmans Park Memorial
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Antony Gormley unveils a new plaque in Hampstead
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Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens
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1987 Fire Memorial, King's Cross
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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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Postmans Park Memorial
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Armed Forces Memorial, Westminster Abbey
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The Victoria Memorial, Buckingham Palace
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Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial
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Last Updated 16 May 2017