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The Suffragette Memorial, SW1
The Suffragette Memorial, SW1

A large bronze scroll can be found next to a small park in Victoria that commemorates those who fought for women’s suffrage in the UK.

Five more bridges joining London’s “Illuminated River”
Five more bridges joining London’s “Illuminated River”

In a few months time, five more bridges will join the four already completed in being specially floodlit as part of a large public art installation.

The statue of Thomas Coram in Bloomsbury
The statue of Thomas Coram in Bloomsbury

At a time when there’s much ado about statues of slave traders, here’s a statue of a Good Man, sitting outside the building he is most famous for.

A herd of elephants can be seen in Spitalfields
A herd of elephants can be seen in Spitalfields

There’s a herd of 21 elephants in Spitalfields at the moment — one adult and 20 orphaned juveniles.

London Public Art: Three large stone heads on Milford Lane
London Public Art: Three large stone heads on Milford Lane

Three large stone heads can be found looking around corners of a new housing development by Aldwych.

London’s Public Art: Vortex by Barbara Sandler
London’s Public Art: Vortex by Barbara Sandler

Just to the north of Spitalfields Market is a public sculpture looking like a swirl of a person crouching down.

The milkmaid statue by Regents Park
The milkmaid statue by Regents Park

If you wander towards Regents Park from Camden you may come across a pile of old stones, and on top, a statue of a milkmaid.

Huge street mural comes to Shoreditch
Huge street mural comes to Shoreditch

The newish tower block on the borders of Shoreditch and Spitalfields has gained a new mural, by the artist Agostino Iacurci.

Find the Highgate Camel
Find the Highgate Camel

Sitting outside an oriental carpet shop in Highgate is a camel. Sami, for that’s the camel’s name is a life-size fibreglass camel who has sat outside the shop for the past 35 years, and is a bit of a local landmark.

Rabbitwoman and Dogman come to Spitalfields
Rabbitwoman and Dogman come to Spitalfields

Two favourite characters of a pair of New York-based artists have arrived in London – a rabbit-headed woman and a dog-headed man.

Public Street Art: Antony Gormley’s Resolution
Public Street Art: Antony Gormley’s Resolution

A collection of rusting steel blocks piled up to look like a man, this 8-bit computer graphic of a statue is another of Antony Gormley’s human expressions.

A tribute to William Blake under the railway arches
A tribute to William Blake under the railway arches

The memory of the poet William Blake can be found, maybe slightly oddly underneath the railway arches in Waterloo

Find the Dorothy Annan murals in the Barbican
Find the Dorothy Annan murals in the Barbican

It looks like it’s been there since the Barbican was built, but this long row of 1960s ceramic art only arrived at the Barbican in 2013.

London Public Art: Athena
London Public Art: Athena

This tall grey lady just outside London City Airport is Athena, and she’s also the tallest bronze sculpture in the UK.s

Giant letters of Love, Hope & Joy for Covent Garden
Giant letters of Love, Hope & Joy for Covent Garden

A four-storey work of art has gone up in Covent Garden, with the words of Love, Hope & Joy emblazoned across a building overlooking the Piazza.

Shepherd and Sheep in Paternoster Square
Shepherd and Sheep in Paternoster Square

In Paternoster Square is a sculpture of a shepherd and sheep, also called Paternoster – the sculpture that is, not the sheep. They are unnamed.

A cluster of brick buses outside Leytonestone Station
A cluster of brick buses outside Leytonestone Station

Just outside Leytonstone tube station, by the bus stop, is a most appropriate work of public art – a cluster of buses, made from bricks.

London Public Art: Queen Anne in Queen Anne’s Gate
London Public Art: Queen Anne in Queen Anne’s Gate

A posh street in Westminster has a statue of Queen Anne resting against the side wall of one of the posh houses.

Sharks in the Regents Canal at Haggerston
Sharks in the Regents Canal at Haggerston

There may be sharks in the Regents Canal near Haggerston — later this year, and it’s art.

London Public Art: The Broad Family
London Public Art: The Broad Family

On the edges of the Broadgate office estate can be found four large slabs of basalt stone, looking not entirely unlike a family.

Public art for Latimer Road tube station
Public art for Latimer Road tube station

A call has been issued for a public work of art to be displayed at Latimer Road tube station.

London Public Art: Sir Thomas More
London Public Art: Sir Thomas More

This bronze statue is by Leslie Cubitt Bevis (1892-1984) and was cast at the Morris Singer foundry. It’s also quite unusual for modern times, as the face and hands have been gilded.

Admire Rochester Row’s 1960s concrete frieze
Admire Rochester Row’s 1960s concrete frieze

If you wander down a road off Victoria, you might spot a rather fine concrete frieze running along a 1960s building.

The Swan mural on Max Bygrave’s old home
The Swan mural on Max Bygrave’s old home

There is a mosaic mural of a swan in Rotherhithe that has an indirect link with the late entertainer, Max Bygraves.