Statues and Monuments

London Statues Gallery

English Heritage is responsible for maintaining a number of the capital’s public statues. The majority of these can be found in areas of Westminster such as Whitehall, Charing Cross and St James’s.

The statues represent various individuals throughout British history including monarchs, from Charles I to Edward VII, nursing heroes Edith Cavell and Florence Nightingale, and explorers Sir John Franklin and Captain Scott.

In this gallery you can explore all 39 London statues in our care. As we continue our research, we look forward to updating these pages with more details on each statue – delving further into their history and design, and learning more about the individuals they commemorate. Come back soon for more information. 

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  • London Statues and the History of Empire

    We look at Britain's colonial history through the individuals commemorated in our statues, recognising that many have committed historical wrongs that need to be acknowledged today. 

  • Monuments Gallery

    We care for nine public monuments in London, including Marble Arch, Wellington Arch and the Cenotaph. Explore the full gallery here.

  • More Histories

    Delve into our history pages to discover more about our sites, how they have changed over time, and who made them what they are today.