King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Memorial

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Memorial

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Memorial
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Neighbourhood: St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 3 min walk
  • Piccadilly Circus • 7 min walk

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
PROS
* A really outstanding memorial to King and Queen of World War II
* Fantastic depictions of the people as statues- great sculptures
* Incredible bas-relief of typical important historical and daily life scenes of these two prominent historical British royalty (see my many attached "helpful" photos)
* Located to the side of the Mall

CONS
* It is off to the side in a shaded area and could be missed
* Not a lot of explanations, if any

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... because i saw it while traversing the Mall between Admiralty Arch and Buckingham Palace. I veered off path and went up the steps to see what it was and then to document that here on tripadvisor.

What a great memorial- imposing bronze statues on pedestals and then the large bas-relief showing scenes and personages from their illustrious lives. I studied and analyzed and photographed much of it. I though that it was amazing and stunning- I like my discovery here very much.

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
Yes- it is free

​WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
Sure- I most certainly want to "visit this place" again

ADVICE
It is an important and classy memorial- I suggest that you find it and visit tit.

FULL DISCLOSURE
"I visited this place" with the plan to write a "helpful" review and to attach "helpful" photos here on tripadvisor, so if these did "help" you, please indicate that by tikking the "thumbs up" 👍 symbol. Thanks.
Written 12 February 2024
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
One day whilst staying in London again, we took another pleasant stroll along the Mall from Buckingham Palace to Admiralty Arch. This is a lovely walking area in the summer months, with ample shade provided by the large trees planted along the boulevard.
As we walked the section of the Mall between Marlborough House and stairway up to Waterloo Place, we came upon these fine statures dedicated to the memory of King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth, They are the parents of Queen Elizabeth II and King George VI was the British monarch throughout the years of World War Two. After the king’s passing, Elizabeth took the title of the Queen Mother and carried on tremendous work for her nation in supporting her daughter who became the new monarch.
These statues are fine tributes to a couple who did so much for their nation in times of war.
One of the “must-see” attractions situated along the Mall!
Written 13 December 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
This monument marks the lives of one of the most popular monarchs of modern times and his wife, who became a much loved figure during a long life to the age of 101. They both played a major role in boosting the UK’s morale during the most difficult times during WW2. The bronze statues have a befitting sense of grace and serenity. There are two interesting bronze carved relief panels on the face of the plinth under George’s statue. This is a big memorial and well worth seeing.
Written 13 December 2019
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
A rather pleasant monument located between The Mall and Carlton Gardens about a stone throw away from Buckingham Palace.

The monument contains two stairs which can be climbed.
Written 12 September 2019
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Mark42139
New York City, NY1,647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
These are very impressive statues, and a really wonderful tribute. I would recommend a visit to this memorial
Written 29 June 2019
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Lisa J
Goulburn, Australia315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
wow how beautiful is this memorial. so amazing and so much beautydefinately worth a look and worth a visit
Written 20 June 2019
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,785 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Nicely set in the middle of the steps leading down to the mall. Majestic setting for these statutes.
Written 21 May 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,84,997 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
This statue is in memory King George VI & Queen Elizabeth, the father and mother of the present Queen of United Kingdom. As well as being the father of the queen, he's often remembered as the brother of Edwards VIII, whose abdication led to King George's succession. He was the King of the United Kingdom during the Second World War and famously chose to stay in London instead of evacuating to somewhere safer.

The statue of King George VI depicts him in his naval uniform underneath a cloak. In his left hand he holds the hilt of a sword, with the point resting on the ground. While the Queen mother stands on a lower plinth.

A beautiful statue and worthy tribute.
Written 16 March 2019
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Laurence B
Aberdeen, UK4,334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Situated on the mall it is hard not to see this fitting tribute to the king. It us well situated with the widowed queen next to it.
Written 9 August 2018
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The Curious Kitty Cat
Makati, Philippines487 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Since I was already walking on the Mall, it was inevitable I pass by this going to Buckingham Palace, which was my goal. There were still some beautiful flowering trees by the side of the statues, hence it was a pretty picture in springtime. This memorial dedicated to King George VI and his consort, Queen Elizabeth is something I come to expect from London which has memorials and statues all over the city it seems :-)
I found out later that the memorial to Queen Elizabeth cost GBP 2 million, and was funded by a special five pound coin produced to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 80th birthday.
Anyway, beautiful statues such as this is always worth a stop to check them more closely. There was a bas relief too, which was an added bonus than just seeing statues of the royal couple.
Written 2 July 2018
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