Monuments & Statues in London 

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London has hundreds of historical monuments, statues and war memorials dating all the way back to Roman times. Here is our guide to some of London’s most famous statues, arches and monuments.
>> 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 Hyde Park Corner.
>> 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 Memorial 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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