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London:Midweek Monuments Statues and Remembrance on 11 / 11

Event info

For our November trip, we have chosen the very poignant day of November 11th.

Here's the Outline Plan

We will meet at Hyde Park Corner - the Lodge Cafe for a pre-walk briefing at 10.45.   We will leave around that time but depending on whether there are any events, minutes of silence etc. to be observed.

We will then be able to explore and photograph the monuments at Hyde Park Corner (the Royal Artillery Memorial, the Wellington Arch, Machine Gun Corps Memorial NZ and Bomber Command Memorials), which will probably be bedecked with poppies and other symbols and messages of remembrance following the services on Remembrance Sunday.

After you have finished your photography around Hyde Park Corner, we will walk along Constitution Hill to see the Memorial Gates. continue in front of Buckingham Palace and across St James's Park to the white Portland stone obelisk, which is the Guard's Division Memorial.

We will then cut through to Parliament Square Gardens, which now house I believe 12 statues including Sir Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Millilcent Fawcett - to name but a few.

The last part of our walk will take us up Whitehall, past the Cenotaph which again I would expect to be bedecked with poppies and wreaths towards Trafalgar Square, to the the statue of King Charles1, which is, I understand, London's oldest bronze statue.

For those who wish, we will find a suitable cafe or restaurant, where we can put our feet up and enjoy a nice coffee, or something stronger!

More details of meetup points etc. will be sent nearer to the time.

 

Pre-registration is ESSENTIAL.

We will be operating a waiting list.

Any questions, please e-mail the organiser: Judy londonro2@rps.org or Roger Londonurban@rps.org

Free of Charge

Event Organiser

Name
Roger Towell

Location

Cancellation policy

This event is free but places are limited. If you do book a place and then find you are unable to attend, please let us know so that someone else can take your palce.

Address

The Lodge Cafe at Hyde Park Corner

Number 1 London

Hyde Park Corner

London

W1J 7JZ