Monuments in London

Our guide to London’s best historical monuments, statues and memorials, dating back to Roman times, with some of the city’s most famous statues, arches and monuments.

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> Admiralty Arch
The arch was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria.
> Albert Memorial
The Albert Memorial was built by Queen Victoria to commemorate the death of her husband.
> Bomber Command Memorial
The Bomber Memorial in Green Park honours the sacrifices made by Bomber Command during WW2.
> Cenotaph
The Remembrance Day Parade is held yearly on the Sunday closest to November 11th.
> Charing Cross
Charing Cross stands unnoticed outside the station, but has a history stretching back hundreds of years.
> Cleopatra’s Needle
Cleopatra’s Needle was carved for Pharaoh Tuthmose III. It stands on the Victoria Embankment.
> Duke of York’s Column
The Duke of York’s Column stands near the Mall and commemorates a son of King George III.
> Eros Statue
The bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and the statue of Eros have become London landmarks.
> London Stone
The ancient London Stone dates all the way back to Roman times, and has an air of myth and mystery.
> Marble Arch
Marble Arch was originally part of Buckingham Palace, before being moved to the end of Oxford Street.
> Monument
The Monument remembers the deaths and damage caused by the Great Fire of London in 1666.
> Nelson’s Column
Nelson’s Column is topped by a statue 17-feet tall – slightly taller than three Lord Nelsons.
> Princess Diana Fountain
The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park commemorates the death of the Princess of Wales.
> Queen Victoria Memorial
The Queen Victoria Memorial stands at the end of The Mall – opposite Buckingham Palace.
> St. John’s Gate
St. John’s Gate in London is all that remains of the medieval priory of the Knights Hospitallers.
> Temple Bar
Temple Bar marks the western end of the City of London, and separates it from Westminster.
> Temple of Mithras
The Roman Temple of Mithras was unearthed in London’s Queen Victoria Street in 1954.
> Wellington Arch
Wellington Arch was built to celebrate the Duke of Wellington’s victories in the Napoleonic Wars.

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