Parliament Square statues: have you seen them?

The other day I was walking from Victoria Street to Westminster.

Passed the abbey, I found myself in Parliament Square. Now that there are no more demonstrations, I had the opportunity to have a look at the statues unveiled here.

I think many people ignore them, more focused on seeing the Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and Houses of Parliament but i find them interesting because they are related to British history.

So, who do you see there?

You have a full range of Prime Ministers: Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Jan Smutts (PM for South Africa), Henry John Temple, Edward Smith-Stanley, Benjamin Disraeli, Robert Peel and George Canning.

Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Square, London.JPG

Then you have “foreigners” that are somehow linked with British history: Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi.

Abraham lincoln memorial london 20050523.jpg

Nelson Mandela statue Parliament Square.jpg

Gandhi statue 2.jpg

Remember there is always something different in every angle in London!

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