London Public Art

London Public Art


A memorial to the legend of Vincent Square

Two hundred years ago a huge plot of land was secured as an open park, by means of simply ploughing a deep ditch all around it.

London Public Art: The Pimlico Priapus

In genteel Pimlico can be found a statue of the Greek god, Priapus, protector of gardens, fruit plants, livestock… and male genitals.

London Public Art: Taxi

A weatherworn, and better for it bronze is frozen in time trying to hail a taxi cab next to London’s Embankment.

A stained glass phone box has appeared on Embankment

On the Embankment near Blackfriars is a normal looking phone box with a most delightful stained glass addition.

The Regents Canal totem poles at Kingsland Road

If you go past a bridge over the Regents Canal on the Kingsland Road you might have noticed a series of odd-looking totem poles.

A memorial to the Kindertransport at Liverpool Street

Next to the tube station entrance inside Liverpool Street station can be found a bronze statue of two refugees from the Nazi pogroms.

See the memorial bust to Sir Simon Milton

This is the Tiger of Sweden. Well, actually, the shop is called that, the man with the wing above is a former politician who used to live above the shop.

The Pilgrim’s Progress remembered in Holborn

A hotel in Holborn also contains a most unexpected statue — of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim’s Progress.

Find Gilpin’s Bell – Edmonton

Not far from a famous football stadium is the Gilpin’s Bell, a large pub that is packed on match days. And further up the road is a less famous stone bell.

London’s Public Art: Steel statues in Woolwich

Next to the Thames in Woolwich are a cluster of steel men forever frozen in a meeting that is about to take place.

London’s Public Art: Weaving Identities

A tall metal sculpture stands in a public park, holding up a couple of CCTVs that keep an eye on the area.

The lost history of a mosaic in Victoria

A small side street near Victoria contains a mosaic that people will tell you is an old advert for the Victor Talking Machine Company. They are wrong.

A history of the South Bank Lion

Standing proud above the tourists on Westminster Bridge is a statue of a noble lion who gave hope to London during WW2 and was saved by a King.

London’s Public Art: The Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket

This statue of a man and a boy in Rotherhithe is going to be very heavily photographed for it will be a major site of pilgrimage for Americans in 2020.

London Public Art: The traffic light roundabout

In London’s docklands is a roundabout, and in the middle a tree, blinking and flashing away — made from a cluster of traffic lights.

London public art: The Paternoster Square sundial

It’s quite easy to miss for such a large object, but high up on the wall of the Stock Exchange building is a giant sundial.

London Public Art: Shadwell DLR’s bike shed

A bike shed next to Shadwell DLR is an unlikely site for a piece of public art in London.

London Public Art: Statue of Captain John Smith

There’s a statue of a man in the City of London who is famous in the USA, and little remembered in the UK, but his statue is here, in London.