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Queen Victoria Memorial

#190 of 1,615 things to do in London
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Address: The Mall, London, England
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Graceful Memorial

The beautiful monument of Queen Victoria "The Victoria Memorial" is located at the end of The Mall and in front of Buckingham palace in London. The monument symbolizing British... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beautiful monument of Queen Victoria "The Victoria Memorial" is located at the end of The Mall and in front of Buckingham palace in London. The monument symbolizing British Empire is sculpted by sculptor (Sir) Thomas Brock. The monument is built with white Carrara marble and 25 metres high. Victoria, of course is the reason for the monument but there... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It is a huge statue ok Queen Victoria sitting on thrown with angle and mermaids carved around in all four directions. Then there is a small pool around the statue with some cute little ducks in it. Over all nice.

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Thank Sachin1558
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beauty! Its just opposite the Buckingham palace and it will definitely not disappoint. Many folks come and sit around it before the change of guards ceremony. But even after that, its an amazing place to just be. Its covered by different tall structures around it. And the centre of the fountain is amazing. Its huge is size and you can... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful monument outside Buckingham Palace adds even more grandeur to this sight seeing destination. It also helps disperse the crowds slightly and is a nice spot to sit and take in the Palace.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument is located in front of Buckingham Palace . Queen Victoria ruled from 1837 to 1901 making her one of the longest serving monarchs surpassed only by the present Queen. A magnificent monument, it is a must visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is just another Memorial, like many others in different cities around the world, but it has nothing that makes it special. Tourist do not plan visiting it as another attraction. It is visible only because it is just in front of Buckingham Palace.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Victoria Memorial has been fixed up like new, all new gilding and sparkly clean. Another must see for free.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

It is right in front of the palace. So you will get to see it as you are passing by. It is also a good location to be in if you are watching the change of the guards.

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

We came to Buckingham Palace to watch the changing of the guards. The Memorial monument is located in a traffic circle in front of the palace. It provides a wonderful vantage point for watching the event. It has several large statues all around it with Queen Victoria on a throne facing away from the palace and a large golden angel... More 

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Israel
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The big statue opposite Buckingham Palace. It also is surrounded by water fountains. It's a popular place for crowds to gather- as was happening in the middle of the day when I was there. I enjoy public sculptures and found the rendition of Queen Victoria sitting to be realistic and impressive. I don't like the gold statue placed on top.... More 

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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