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Queen Victoria Memorial

#184 of 1,568 things to do in London
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Address: The Mall, London, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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It is right in front of the palace. So you will get to see it as you are passing by. It is also a good location to be in if you are watching the change of the guards.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is right in front of the palace. So you will get to see it as you are passing by. It is also a good location to be in if you are watching the change of the guards.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We came to Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guards. The Memorial monument is located in a traffic circle in front of the palace. It provides a wonderful vantage point for watching the event. It has several large statues all around it with Queen Victoria on a throne facing away from the palace and a large golden angel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The big statue opposite Buckingham Palace. It also is surrounded by water fountains. It's a popular place for crowds to gather- as was happening in the middle of the day when I was there. I enjoy public sculptures and found the rendition of Queen Victoria sitting to be realistic and impressive. I don't like the gold statue placed on top.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

You will come to Buckingham Palace so seeing this memorial is inevitable. The monument is brilliantly crafted and the gold gilding is beautiful. Take a few moments from looking at the Palace to see this monument.

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This monument is in front of Buckingham Palace a memorial monument to HRH Queen Victoria. It is very busy with many taking pictures up close there is no way to get just the monument, you will end up woth a crowd of unknown people in front of it. Well created and maintained. Awesome.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

It is located in front of Buckingham Palace, between it and the St. James's Park. In the top of this monument, there is a beautiful gold statue (I don't know if it is really made by gold or it is only the color). If you intend to go to the Buckingham Palace and St. James's Park, you should stop for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

The Queen Victoria Memorial is located in front of Buckingham Palace and includes the Dominion Gates, the Memorial Gardens and a very large central monument commemorating the death of Queen Victoria. I stood at the base of the Queen Victoria Monument to watch the changing of the guard, it was an ideal vantage point. The architecture of the memorial is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Its an amazing memorial just in front of the palace.. It means a l9ng history for the royal family.. Nice area for breaths and short stop to take photos of the area

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great place to position yourself for the changing of the guard & a lovely photo op in its own right, the Victoria Memorial would probably feel right at home in Donald Trump's bathroom. Apparently, when the royals were building a palace, no one thought "Let's pump the brakes on state funded opulence!" & instead they erected this ostentatious monument.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A nice memorial with large statues and fountains, right between the palace and St. James park. Can't be missed by anyone walking through the area, but probably not worth making a detour for, in comparison to most of other London's landmarks.

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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.
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