Crimean War Memorial
Crimean War Memorial
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The area
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
  • Piccadilly Circus • 4 min walk
  • Charing Cross • 5 min walk

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zuv
Bucharest, Romania34,400 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A beautiful monument, but not out of the ordinary. We met it by chance, on the route between Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. It does not require a stop of more than 5-10 minutes for a few pictures.
Written 14 June 2024
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This statue on Waterloo Place commemorates the Allied victory in the Crimean War of 1853–56. It was dedicated to the memory of 2152 Officers, Non-Com. Officers and Privates of the BRIGADE OF GUARDS who fell during the war.

It was unveiled in 1861 and consisted of the statues of three Guardsmen, with a female allegorical figure referred to as Honour. It was cast in bronze, with components cast from melted down cannons that had been captured at the Siege of Sevastopol.

On the front is a plaque reads:
The Guards' Memorial was pulled down in the year of our lord 1914 and was re- erected 30 feet north in order to permit the erection of the Florence Nightingale and Sidney Herbert statues.
Written 18 October 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,012 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
Very distinguished memorial that is a composite of interesting statutes…. Good central location and worth a viewing.
Written 23 February 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This memorial is in tribute to the 2000+ soldiers of the British of Guards who fell in the Crimean War. The Monument features 3 figures of the guards representing the Coldstream Guards, the Scots Guards and the Grenadiers, their heads bowed. Standing above the three figures is an allegorical figure of Victory presenting a laurel wreath to the guardsmen. Adjacent to this monument is another to Florence Nightingale, who provided much nursing care to the soldiers during the war.
Written 30 October 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,067 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The Crimean War Memorial is an imposing monument to the many people who sacrificed their lives during the Crimean War. It is good that Florence Nightingale also has a memorial in front of the statue.

The memorial is located in Waterloo Place and is a short walk from Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.

Worth checking out if you like tracking down statues.
Written 31 July 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Long before world war 1 & 2, Great Britain and France joined forces to beat Russia and this monument is to celebrate that victory.

This was the war that became the reason why Alaska is now US territory and gave Russia in return its most famous writer Leo Tolstoy.

And the best thing to come out of the worst thing in the world was of course the grandmother of all nurses Florence Nightingale who served in this war.
Written 24 January 2021
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK5,691 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Crimean war memorial in Waterloo place is superb and a must visit to see the detail and what it represents and only a few minutes from Trafalgar Square.
Written 29 September 2020
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland30,012 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Always admired this statute as it’s very well crafted and stands out in an imposing way. Recommended.
Written 31 January 2020
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Anu
United Kingdom909 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
We walked from Piccadilly Circus towards Waterloo.

The Crimean War Memorial which commemorates the victory of the Allied Forces in the Crimean War unveiled in 1861 has a central position in Waterloo Place consisting of the statues of three Guardsmen, with a female allegorical figure referred to as Honour.

It is certainly a striking and eye-catching memorial and we took a few minutes to have a close look at it.
Written 5 October 2019
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futtock21
London, UK16,478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
This huge memorial on Waterloo Place at the junction of Lower Regent Street and Pall Mall dates from 1861 less than a decade after the Crimean War (1853-6) ended. It is a fitting reminder of how relatively peaceful the reign of Queen Victoria was compared with the bloodbaths of the first half of the twentieth century and beyond. It was sculpted by John Bell from cannon captured at the Battle of Sevastopol. It was moved to its present position in 1914 to accommodate the memorials to Florence Nightingale and Sidney Walker which now stand directly in front of it.
Written 19 September 2019
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