Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Sunday, July 19, 2020

My Favorite World War One Sites in London

The Cenotaph

Unknown Warrior
Westminster Abbey

Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road

Belgian Refugee Memorial (Centerpiece)
The Embankment

Edith Cavell Memorial
St. Martin's Place

Guards Memorial
Horse Guards Parade

Imperial Camel Corps Memorial
Embankment Gardens

National Army Museum

RAF Memorial
Victoria Embankment

Royal Artillery Memorial
Hyde Park Corner

Cleopatra's Needle Sphinx 1917 Gotha Bombing Damage 
Victoria Embankment

Tower Hill (Near Tower of London) Memorial Commemoration Men of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets Lost at Sea During the World Wars


  1. The Bomber Harris Memorial in Green Park?

  2. Brought back fond, nostalgic and also sad emotions forom previous sightings of these in London on various trips

  3. Not specific to WWI and not in London proper but my list would also include the RAF museum in Hendon and the Shuttleworth Collection about an hour north of London. Both contain a great selection of authentic WWI aircraft and other artifacts.

  4. A splendid list.

    I'll add the Waterloo Station pieces, too, if Blogger will let me link.

  5. One photo:

  6. The Machine Gunners Memorial is also striking with its figure of the biblical David with Goliath's sword, and the quote "Saul has slain his thousands/ but David his tens of thousands."

  7. I thhink they should all be torn as they represent the enslavement and exploitation of the blacks and indegenious peoples by the evil white British.

  8. May we all have a chance to visit them again soon !