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I am a regular visitor to London & I decided on a recent visit for Armistice Day to walk & take in more detail the various statues & memorials of our famous politicians & war hero's.
This statue is huge & incredibly impressive to look...More
This bronze statue of George IV in Trafalgar Square depicts the King dressed in ancient Roman attire and riding bareback. It was originally designed to sit on top of Marble Arch but was placed in its current position temporarily following the King's death. However, it...More
The statue was intended to be placed on top of Marble Arch; however, following his death it was placed on an empty plinth on Trafalgar Square. Unfortunately for any statue placed on any of the four Trafalgar Square plinths, it is often ignored due to...More
The statue was designed by Sir Francis Chantrey in 1828 and was planned to stand on the top of the Marble Arch at the entrance of the Buckingham Palace. The King suddenly died two years later and the statue was temporarily placed here at the...More
Erected in 1843, this statue was to go on top of Marble Arch as a gateway to Buckingham Palace but placed here after the Kings death and not moved since
An imposing statue of great historical importance and value to the Capital City - showing...More
King George IV died unexpectedly in 1830 and this over life-sized bronze was meant for the the arch at Buckingham. This location at Trafalgar Square was meant to be temporary, yet here he still sits atop his horse dressed in a Roman cloak. There are...More
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is not just considered the heart of this bustling London hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most popular cultural attractions including the National Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
these major sites are quiet lanes and antiquated pubs to discover, as well as riverside vistas to enjoy on the embankment. With a calendar full of celebratory events, any time of year is a fine time to visit.