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Morecambe jetty. Morecambe, Lancashire


in the county of Lancashire

Pictures of Queen Victoria Memorial

in the town of London, in the county of Greater London

About Queen Victoria Memorial

The grand memorial statue to a great Queen and Empress standing almost at the doorway of Buckingham Palace, is best appreciated when lit against the nighttimes sky. This shows the contrast between the deep bronze figures and the snow white marble of the main centre-piece of the monument which is crowned with a glittering 13ft tall statue of Victoria.

The Queen Victoria memorial statue shows well the artistry of sculptor Thomas Brock and architect Sir Aston Webb, who designed the surround. The groups to the sides represent the strong Victorian values held dear by the Queen, thus the figures represent charity, justice, motherhood and courage, with the final flourish being added by a golden winged "Victory"!

The idea for the statue was conceived shortly after Queen Victoria's death in 1901, but it was not completed and in situ until 1911.

On grand ceremonial occasions visitors to London gather around the statue in the hope of getting a better view of Queen Elizabeth and her family as they drive out of Buckingham Palace.

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Aldwych Theatre

Westminster (131 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(0.4 miles, 0.6 km)

Of all the jewels in the City of Westminster, none shines more brightly than Westminster Abbey, stunning setting for the coronation of almost every English monarch since William the Conqueror was crowned there in 1066...

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Piccadilly (18 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)

One of the Capital's most noted places, Piccadilly sweeps uphill with handsome houses on one side and Green Park on the other...

Curzon St., Mayfair

Mayfair (33 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(0.6 miles, 1.0 km)

Mayfair has it all, it is the haunt of the rich and famous, with elegant houses and apartment buildings that are the sole province of the wealthy...

Whitehall, London

London (3329 Pictures)

a Historic City in the county of Greater London

(0.8 miles, 1.3 km)

London is one of the top cities in the world, full of history and so many beautiful and fascinating places to visit.You will never tire of all the many fascinating and exciting.....

Marylebone, London

Marylebone (6 Pictures)

in the county of Greater London

(1.2 miles, 2.0 km, direction N)

Marylebone is one of London's more affluent area's, it is home mostly to the well to do, and yet only a couple of centuries ago a large workhouse was built here to give shelter to the poor and homeless, often foundlings were discovered on the workhouse doorstep...

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Stables at The Royal Mews, London

The Royal Mews (9 Pictures)

(0.1 miles, 0.1 km)

The Royal Stables at the side of Buckingham Palace, London. Established by George III in 1762 and Redesigned by John Nash in 1825.....

Buckingham Palace, London

Buckingham Palace (113 Pictures)

(0.2 miles, 0.3 km)

Buckingham Palace is the first home and office of the Royal family in England, and has been the home to British sovereigns since.....

St. James's Park, London

St James's Palace (28 Pictures)

(0.2 miles, 0.4 km)

The origins of St.James's Palace lie deeply rooted in the reign of King Henry VIII, it was the King who started the building of.....

Westminister Abbey, London

Westminster Abbey (88 Pictures)

(0.3 miles, 0.5 km)

Westminster Abbey is world famous for being the resting place of centuries of British monarchs, and as the place where.....

Wellington arch, London

Wellington Arch (12 Pictures)

(0.4 miles, 0.7 km)

This is one of London's famous ceremonial arches, it was designed in 1825 as a triumphal entrance to Buckingham Palace from the.....

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