The Memorial Gates
The Memorial Gates
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The area
Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Hyde Park Corner • 7 min walk
  • Green Park • 7 min walk
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Tall and symbolic
* Facing between Buckingham palace and Hyde Park

CONS
Their significance is not readily evident nor apparent

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... when I bicycled pasat here on my way from Hyde Park past Buckingham Palace and the parliament to Horse Guards building

WAS IT WORTH THE COST?
it's free

WOULD "I VISIT THIS PLACE" AGAIN?
If I'm passing here, then yes

ADVICE
Be sure to take a look; one can miss that it's a memorial
Written 28 January 2024
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We walked in this direction after viewing The Changing of the Guards. The memorial honors the global service of the British Armed Services during the First and Second World Wars.

Behind it is the Wellington Arch and Hyde Park Corner which contains several military monuments.
Written 11 October 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This striking memorial, also known as the Commonwealth Memorial Gates, is a war memorial located at Hyde Park Corner. It was inaugurated in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II.

It commemorates the armed forces of the British Empire from five regions of the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka), as well as Africa and the Caribbean, who served for Britain in the First and Second World Wars.
Written 7 July 2022
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ1,66,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
An Impressive Memorial in Green Park
We visit Green Park on most of our trips to London, which occur about 2-4 times per year. After discovering the Memorial Gates, on a previous visit, we now make it a point to stop by, and to photograph the Memorial, on most visits. In September, we spent quite a bit of time, at the junction of Green and Hyde Parks, taking in the various statues and memorials, in that little corner of both parks.
We were heading toward St James Place, so stopped into the Memorial Gates, on our way through Green Park, on the path that parallels Piccadilly. The Memorial Gates are right there.
This is a quite impressive structure, with the gates, themselves as large columns, and then the little gazebo, next to them. In the Autumn light of mid-morning, they seemed even more impressive, and I spent about 30 mins, just studying them, from the Green Park side.
Written 4 June 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
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Mar 2020 • Solo
This is such a beautiful and emotional tribute to the millions of soldiers from the Commonwealth who served and those who gave their lives in WW1 and WW2. There are four elegant stone gate posts, with inscriptions of the names of the various Commonwealth countries. On the Northern side of the road, there’s a domed pavilion structure with inscribed panels giving the names of Commonwealth soldiers awarded the Victoria or George Cross. There were wreaths laid there when I visited, which made it even more poignant. Such a moving memorial.
Written 15 March 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,122 contributions
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Nov 2019 • Solo
The gates are on Constitution Hill and commemorates the armed forces of the British empire. These include Africa. Caribbean, and the five regions of the Indian subcontinent.
Written 2 November 2019
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Epic-Traveller
Rushden, UK4,521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Situated within viewing distance of the Wellington Arch, the memorial gates can be found on Constitution Hill near Hyde Park Corner.

The Memorial Gates is a war memorial commemorating the armed forces of the British Empire from Africa, the Caribbean and the five regions of the Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) who served in the First and Second World Wars. The memorial was officially unveiled by Her Most Excellent Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in 2002.
Written 15 September 2019
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This memorial is located at one of the Green Park gates. It's superb and beautiful. No fees, just walk by and enjoy. Several signs are there to explain the memorial. Walking distance from this place is the Buckingham Palace, Queen Victoria Memorial between several others landmarks.
Written 5 September 2019
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Ian C
London, UK23,745 contributions
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Aug 2019 • Friends
For me, this is one of the best of the many war memorials in London in that it is not just a memorial, but adds a new architectural feature and gateway to the road from Hyde Park Corner to Buckingham Palace, through which the Household Cavalry pass every day.

It commemorates those of the Commonwealth who lost their lives in the two World Wars and the names of the many VC's are inscribed in the dome of the cupola.

Many people drive through the gates and thus connect with history, but walk here and to then to the Canadian Memorial nearby.

Written 21 August 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,84,975 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Solo
The Memorial Gates, or the Commonwealth Memorial Gates are a series war memorial located in Hyde Park. They commemorate those from from five regions of the Indian subcontinent who served in armed forces of the British Empire in the First and Second World Wars. The most outstanding part of the memorials is the pavilion, honoured with poppy wreaths from foreign visitors. On the underside of the roof is listed the names of those awarded with a Victoria Cross, the highest military honour of the United Kingdom
Written 16 March 2019
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