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List of public art in the City of London

Detail of the Temple Bar Marker, the most elaborate of the boundary markers of the City of London.

This is a list of public art in the City of London, including statues, busts, commemorative plaques and other memorials.

The City of London is the historic nucleus of London as well as its modern financial centre. The City of London Corporation, its municipal governing body, states that "around almost every corner in the City you will find an unusual piece of public art or a commemoration of the City's great history."[1] This article lists the various works by the general geographical area in which they are located.

Aldgate

Image Title / subject Location &
Coordinates
Date Artist Type Designation Owner/ Administrator Notes
Ridirich Little Somerset Street 1980 McCarter, KeithKeith McCarter [2]
Sculpture of two friars Crutched Friars

1984–5 Black, MichaelMichael Black

Bank

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Bank junction 1844 Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey and Henry Weekes
Hugh Myddelton Royal Exchange (Threadneedle Street side) 1844 Samuel Joseph
Richard Whittington Royal Exchange (Threadneedle Street side) 1844 John Edward Carew
Thomas Gresham Royal Exchange 1844–5
George Peabody Royal Exchange Buildings 1869 William Wetmore Story
Atlas King Street 1894c. 1894 Farmer & Brindley
Charity fountain Royal Exchange Avenue 1897 after Jules Dalou
Three Ladies sculpture: Sea, Chimera & Fire Lombard Street 1914 F. W. Doyle-Jones
London Troops War Memorial Bank junction 1919–20 Alfred Drury
World War I memorial St. Michael church, Cornhill 1920 Richard Reginald Goulden
Sir John Soane Lothbury 1930–7 William Reid Dick
Ariel Tivoli Corner, Bank of England 1937 Charles Wheeler
Paul Julius Reuter Royal Exchange (rear side) 1976 Michael Black
James Henry Greathead Cornhill 1993–4 James Butler

Blackfriars

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
Wills Fountain 'Temperance' Blackfriars station, New Bridge Street 1861
Seven Ages of Man Queen Victoria Street 1980 Richard Kindersley
Isaac Newton Victoria Embankment by John Carpenter Street 1882 J Daymond and Son [3]
John Milton Victoria Embankment by John Carpenter Street 1882 J Daymond and Son
Francis Bacon Victoria Embankment by John Carpenter Street 1882 J Daymond and Son [3]
William Shakespeare Victoria Embankment by John Carpenter Street 1882 J Daymond and Son [3]
Thomas More Victoria Embankment by John Carpenter Street 1882
John Carpenter City of London School, Queen Victoria Street
The Black Friar New Bridge Street/Queen Victoria Street
Queen Victoria Blackfriars Bridge 1896 C. B. Birch [3]
Saint George and the Dragon Dorset Rise 1988 Michael Sandle

Broadgate / Liverpool Street / Bishopsgate

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
Für Das Kind Kindertransport memorial[4] Liverpool Street station 2003 Frank Meisler [5]
Great Eastern Railway World War I memorial Liverpool Street station 1922
Sir Henry Wilson Liverpool Street station 1922
Charles Fryatt Liverpool Street station 1917
Broadgate Venus Exchange Square, Broadgate 1990 Fernando Botero [5]
Bellerophon Taming Pegasus Broadgate Jacques Lipchitz
Fulcrum Broadgate 1987 Richard Serra
Rush Hour Finsbury Avenue Square 1987 George Segal
Bishop's mitre Outside 101-5 Bishopsgate, near its junction with Wormwood Street 18th century [6]
Beaver weather vane Roof of 60-64 Bishopsgate 1926 Mewes and Davis [7]

Cannon Street

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
LIFFE trader Walbrook 1997 Stephen Melton
The Barge Master & Swan Master Garlick Hill 2007 Vivien Mallock
Icarus Old Change Court 1973 Michael Ayrton [8]
Break the Wall of Distrust Cannon Street 1990 Zurab Tsereteli [9]

Fenchurch Street

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source
Gilt of Cain
Bicentenary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade
Fen Court, Fenchurch Street 2007 Michael Visocchi [10]
Mice (statuettes) Philpot Lane, near junction with Eastcheap 1862 Uncertain, but thought to be John Young and Son [11]

Fleet Street

Image Title / individual commemorated Type Location Date Sculptor Architect Source Listing
King Lud, Androgeus and Theomantius/Tenvantius Statues St Dunstan-in-the-West probably 1586
[12] Grade I
Elizabeth I Statue in niche St Dunstan-in-the-West 1670–99
[13] Grade I
Kaled Statue in niche 193 Fleet Street 1872–3 Giuseppe Grandi
[14] Grade II
Temple Bar Memorial
Queen Victoria and Albert Edward, Prince of Wales
Memorial with statues and other sculpture Fleet Street 1879–80 Charles Bell Birch, Joseph Edgar Boehm, Charles Henry Mabey and Charles Samuel Kelsey Horace Jones [15] Grade II
Mary, Queen of Scots Statue in niche Queen of Scots House, 143–4 Fleet Street 1905
R. M. Roe [16]
Memorial to T. P. O'Connor Bust Chronicle House, 72–8 Fleet Street 1935–6 Francis William Doyle-Jones
[17]
Resolution Statue Corner of Shoe Lane and St Bride Street 2007 Antony Gormley
[18]

Holborn

Image Title / individual commemorated Type Location Date Sculptor Architect Source Listing
Agriculture and Commerce Statues Holborn Viaduct (south parapet) 1867–9 Henry Bursill
[19] Grade II
Fine Art and Science Statues Holborn Viaduct (north parapet) 1868–9 Farmer & Brindley
[20] Grade II
Winged Lions Statues Holborn Viaduct (north and south parapets) 1868–70 Farmer & Brindley
[21] Grade II
City Arms supporting lamp Relief sculptures Holborn Viaduct 1869 Farmer & Brindley
[22] Grade II
City Arms Relief sculptures Holborn Viaduct 1869 Farmer & Brindley
[21] Grade II
Keystone heads, Atlantes and Seated Dragons with spears Architectural sculpture Holborn Viaduct step-buildings 1869 Farmer & Brindley (Atlantes on reconstructed building by Carving Workshop, Cambridge, 2000)
[22] Grade II
Sir Thomas Gresham Statue Holborn Viaduct (south side) 1869 Henry Bursill
[22] Grade II
Henry Fitz-Ailwin de Londonestone Statue Holborn Viaduct (south side) 1869 Henry Bursill
[23] Grade II
Sir William Walworth Statue Holborn Viaduct (north side) 1869 and 2000 Carving Workshop, after Henry Bursill
[23] Grade II
Sir Hugh Myddelton Statue Holborn Viaduct (north side) 1869 and 2013 after Henry Bursill
[21] Grade II
Albert, Prince Consort Equestrian statue with reliefs and other statues Holborn Circus 1869–74 Charles Bacon Philip Charles Hardwick and William Haywood [24] Grade II
Faith enthroned between Hope and Charity Pediment sculpture City Temple 1873–4
Lockwood & Mawson [25] Grade II
Prudence Statue in niche Prudential Assurance Building (Holborn Bars), Holborn 1898 William Birnie Rhind Alfred Waterhouse [26] Grade II
Royal London Fusiliers Monument Memorial with statue High Holborn 1920–2 Albert Toft Cheadle & Harding [27] Grade II
Prudential Assurance 1914–18 War Memorial Memorial with sculpture Prudential Assurance Building (Holborn Bars), Holborn 1922 Ferdinand Victor Blundstone
[26]
1939–45 War Memorial Plaques Plaques with statues Prudential Assurance Building (Holborn Bars), Holborn 1950 Ferdinand Victor Blundstone
[27]
Reliefs of Africans and Europeans Relief sculptures Former Diamond Trading Company and Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa building, Holborn Viaduct 1956–7 Esmond Burton T. P. Bennett [28]
John Wilkes Statue Fetter Lane 1988 James Butler
[29]

Moorgate

Image Title / individual commemorated Type Location Date Sculptor Architect / Designer Source Listing
William Shakespeare
Memorial to John Heminges
and Henry Condell
Bust Former churchyard of St Mary Aldermanbury 1895–6 Charles J. Allen Charles Clement Walker [30] Grade II
Britannia (two versions) Architectural sculpture Britannic House, Moorgate 1924 Francis Derwent Wood Edwin Lutyens [31] Grade II*
Indian Water-carrier Architectural sculpture Britannic House, Moorgate 1924 Francis Derwent Wood Edwin Lutyens [31] Grade II*
Persian Scarf-dancer Architectural sculpture Britannic House, Moorgate c. 1924 Francis Derwent Wood Edwin Lutyens [31] Grade II*
Woman and Baby or Spring Architectural sculpture Britannic House, Moorgate c. 1924 Francis Derwent Wood Edwin Lutyens [31] Grade II*
Decorative keystones Architectural sculpture Britannic House, Moorgate c. 1924 Messrs Broadbent & Sons Edwin Lutyens [31] Grade II*
Ritual Sculpture Coleman Street 1968–9 Antanas Brazdys
[32]
The Gardener Statue Brewers' Hall Garden 1971–2 Karin Jonzen
[33][34]

St Paul’s

Image Title / individual commemorated Type Location Date Sculptor Architect Source Listing
Golden Boy of Pye Corner Statuette Giltspur Street late 17th century
[35] Grade II
Henry VIII Statue in niche St Bartholomew's Hospital 1702–3 Francis Bird
[36] Grade I
Lameness and Disease Architectural sculptures St Bartholomew’s Hospital 1702–3 possibly Edward Strong, Jr.
[36] Grade I
Peace Drinking fountain with statue West Smithfield Gardens 1871–3 John Birnie Philip and Farmer & Brindley Francis Butler [37] Grade II
Rowland Hill Statue King Edward Street 1881–2 Edward Onslow Ford
[38] Grade II
Queen Anne Statue with subsidiary sculptures St Paul's Churchyard 1884–6 (after an original of 1709–12) Richard Claude Belt and L. A. Malempré (after Francis Bird) Sir Christopher Wren [39] Grade II
Justice Statue Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey 1906 Frederick William Pomeroy Edward William Mountford Grade II*
Paul’s Cross
St Paul
Preaching cross with statue St Paul’s Churchyard 1908–10 Bertram Mackennal Reginald Blomfield [40] Grade II
Charles Lamb
Centenary Memorial
Bust in niche with architectural framework Giltspur Street 1935 Sir William Reynolds-Stephens
[41] Grade I
Captain John Smith Statue Bow Churchyard, Cheapside 1960 (after an original of 1907) Charles Renick (after William Couper)
[42] Grade II
Memorial to Admiral Arthur Phillip Memorial with bust and reliefs Watling Street 1932 (original memorial; most features of the present memorial date to 1968, 1976 and 2000) Charles Leonard Hartwell, W. Hamilton Buchan and Sharon A. M. Keenan
[43]
The Young Lovers Sculptural group Festival Gardens 1950/1 Georg Ehrlich
[44]
St Thomas Becket Statue St Paul’s Churchyard 1970–1 Edward Bainbridge Copnall
[45]
Paternoster Sculptural group Paternoster Square (north end) 1975 Elisabeth Frink
[46]
John Wesley Statue St Paul’s Churchyard 1988 (cast from an original of 1825–49) after Samuel Manning the Elder and Samuel Manning the Younger
[47]
Blitz, the National Firefighters Memorial Sculptural group Sermon Lane, at the top of Peter's Hill 1990–1 John W. Mills
[48]
Memorial to the Londoners killed in World War II Bombardments Memorial set in pavement St Paul’s Churchyard 1999 Richard Kindersley
[49]
Angel's Wings Sculptures Paternoster Square 2000 Thomas Heatherwick
Cordwainer Statue Watling Street Unveiled in 2002 in Bow Churchyard

before being moved to present location

Alma Boyes
John Donne Bust St Paul's Churchyard 2012 Nigel Boonham
[50]

Temple

Image Title / individual commemorated Type Location Date Sculptor Architect Source Listing
National Submarine War Memorial Memorial with relief sculpture Victoria Embankment 1922 (with additions of 1959) Frederick Brook Hitch A. Heron Ryan Tenison [51] Grade II
Hodge Statue Dr. Johnson's House, Gough Square 1997 Jon Bickley
[52]

Tower Hill

Image Title / individual commemorated Type Location Date Sculptor Architect Source Listing
Britannia, Dolphins and City Arms Pediment sculptures Old Billingsgate Market 1873–8 Unknown Horace Jones [53] Grade II
Father Thames Statue in niche 10 Trinity Square 1921–2 Albert Hodge and Charles Doman Edwin Cooper [54] Grade II*
Exportation Architectural sculpture 10 Trinity Square 1921–2 Albert Hodge and Charles Doman Edwin Cooper [54] Grade II*
Produce Architectural sculpture 10 Trinity Square 1921–2 Albert Hodge and Charles Doman Edwin Cooper [54] Grade II*
Commerce Architectural sculpture 10 Trinity Square 1921–2 Charles Doman Edwin Cooper [54] Grade II*
Navigation Architectural sculpture 10 Trinity Square 1921–2 Charles Doman Edwin Cooper [54] Grade II*
Mercantine Marine Memorial:
Memorial for the 1914–18 War
Memorial pavilion Trinity Square 1926–8 William Reid Dick Edwin Lutyens [55] Grade II
Mercantine Marine Memorial:
Memorial for the 1939–45 War
Memorial garden with enclosing wall and stone pylons Trinity Square 1950–5 Charles Wheeler Edward Maufe [56] Grade II
Trajan Statue Trinity Place 20th century (after a 2nd-century original; installed 1980)
[57]
The Minster Court Horses Statues Minster Court, Mincing Lane 1989–90 Althea Wynne
[58]
The Building Worker Statue Tower Hill 2006 Alan Wilson
[59]

References

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  7. ^ "HBC History - Hudson's Bay Company in London". Hudson's Bay Company. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Icarus in City of London". UKattraction.com. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Heathcote, Graham (17 May 1990). "Soviet sculpture unveiled in citadel of capitalism". AP News Archive (Associated Press). Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Gilt of Cain". Futurecity. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "Philpot Lane Mice – No Longer the Smallest?". Peter Burthold. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
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  50. ^ "New John Donne statue unveiled in the shadow of St Paul's". St Paul's Cathedral. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  51. ^ Ward-Jackson 2003, p. 423
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Bibliography
Ward-Jackson, Philip (2003). Public Sculpture of the City of London. Public Sculpture of Britain 7. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 

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