List of public art in Camden

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This is a list of public art in the London Borough of Camden.

Bloomsbury[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Architect / Designer Source Coordinates
George I statue.JPG George I At the top of the spire of St. George's Church, Bloomsbury 1730 Nicholas Hawksmoor [1] 51°31′03″N 0°07′30″W / 51.51762°N 0.12498°W / 51.51762; -0.12498
Queen Charlotte, Queen Square.jpg Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
(Wife of George III)
Queen Square 1775 [2] 51°31′19″N 0°07′22″W / 51.52207°N 0.12274°W / 51.52207; -0.12274
Francis Duke of Bedford, Russell Square.jpg Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford Russell Square 1809 Sir Richard Westmacott [3] 51°31′16″N 0°07′32″W / 51.52118°N 0.12543°W / 51.52118; -0.12543
Charles James Fox statue, Bloomsbury Square.jpg Charles James Fox Bloomsbury Square 1816 Sir Richard Westmacott [4] 51°31′09″N 0°07′24″W / 51.51929°N 0.12327°W / 51.51929; -0.12327
Benkid77 Statue of John Cartwright, London 2 100809.JPG John Cartwright Cartwright Gardens 1831 George Clarke [3] 51°31′37″N 0°07′36″W / 51.52685°N 0.12670°W / 51.52685; -0.12670
British Museum tympanum.jpg The Progress of Civilisation Tympanum of the British Museum 1851 (installed) Sir Richard Westmacott [5]
Euterpe the Muse, St George's Gardens, London.JPG Euterpe the Muse St George's Gardens 1898 51°31′34″N 0°7′14.3″W / 51.52611°N 0.120639°W / 51.52611; -0.120639
Stone lion outside the British Museum - geograph.org.uk - 1713181.jpg Lions King Edward VII Galleries, British Museum, Montague Place 1909 Sir George Frampton Sir John James Burnet and Thomas S. Tait [6]
Louisa Brandreth Aldrich-Blake, Tavistock Square, London.JPG Dame Louisa Aldrich-Blake Tavistock Square 1926 Arthur George Walker Sir Edwin Lutyens [7][8] 51°31′29″N 0°7′40.9″W / 51.52472°N 0.128028°W / 51.52472; -0.128028
Bernard Meadows TUC London.jpg The Spirit of Trade Unionism Trades Union Congress Building, Great Russell Street 1958 Bernard Meadows [9] 51°31′03″N 0°07′43″W / 51.51750°N 0.12858°W / 51.51750; -0.12858
Bust Of Thomas Coram-Brunswick Square.jpg
Statue Of Thomas Coram-Brunswick Square.jpg
Bust and statue of Thomas Coram Outside the Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square 1963 William Macmillan [3] 51°31′30″N 0°07′17″W / 51.52513°N 0.12149°W / 51.52513; -0.12149
A pigeon on Gandhi at Tavistock Square.jpg Mahatma Gandhi Tavistock Square 1968 Fredda Brilliant [8] 51°31′30″N 0°07′45″W / 51.52504°N 0.12904°W / 51.52504; -0.12904
London - Peter Randall-Page.jpg Beneath the Skin Outside BUPA House, Bloomsbury Way 1991 Peter Randall-Page
DSCN1999TavistockSqConcObj.jpg Conscientious Objectors' Memorial Tavistock Square 1994 [8]
'Sam' sculpture, Queen Square, London.JPG Sam
Memorial for Patricia Penn
Queen Square, London 1997 [10] 51°31′16″N 0°7′19.4″W / 51.52111°N 0.122056°W / 51.52111; -0.122056
The Green Man by Lydia Kapinska, Woburn Square, London.JPG The Green Man, inspired by Virginia Woolf's The Waves Woburn Square 1999 Lydia Kapinska 51°31′23.1″N 0°7′45.5″W / 51.523083°N 0.129306°W / 51.523083; -0.129306
Peterpan-1-.jpg Peter Pan Great Ormond Street Hospital, WC1 2000 Diarmuid Byron O'Connor
Mother and child sculpture, Queen Square.JPG Andrew Meller memorial Queen Square, London 2001 Patricia Finch 51°31′18.2″N 0°7′20.7″W / 51.521722°N 0.122417°W / 51.521722; -0.122417
Virginia Woolf, Tavistock Square, London.JPG Virginia Woolf Tavistock Square 2004 (cast of an original of 1931) Stephen Tomlin [8][11] 51°31′27.9″N 0°7′44″W / 51.524417°N 0.12889°W / 51.524417; -0.12889
Tinkclose-1-.jpg Tinker Bell Great Ormond Street Hospital, WC1 2005 Diarmuid Byron O'Connor
Sundial, Torrington Square, London.jpg Armillary sphere sundial Torrington Square 2008 51°31′18.8″N 0°7′46.5″W / 51.521889°N 0.129583°W / 51.521889; -0.129583
Water feature, Guilford Place WC1 - geograph.org.uk - 1324656.jpg Female figure on drinking fountain, sometimes known as the "Woman of Samaria" Guilford Place opoosite Coram's Fields 51°31′25″N 0°07′10″W / 51.52348°N 0.11945°W / 51.52348; -0.11945
Lifelike statue outside SOAS - geograph.org.uk - 1106340.jpg Tiruvalluvar Outside School of Oriental and African Studies
Hippocrates, UCL, Gower Street, London.JPG Hippocrates bust University College London Building, Gower Place/ Gower Street 1930 [12] 51°31′30.41″N 0°8′8.09″W / 51.5251139°N 0.1355806°W / 51.5251139; -0.1355806
Charles Darwin Bust, Darwin Building, Gower Street.JPG Charles Darwin bust window of Darwin Building, Gower Street 51°31′22.9″N 0°7′59.6″W / 51.523028°N 0.133222°W / 51.523028; -0.133222
London MMB I9 Gordon Square.jpg Rabindranath Tagore bust Gordon Square 2011 Shenda Amery
NoorInayatKhan.jpg Noor Inayat Khan bust Gordon Square 2012

Camden Town[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
Statue Of Richard Cobden-Camden High Street-London.jpg Richard Cobden Camden High Street 1868 W and T Wills [3] 51°32′05″N 0°08′20″W / 51.53474°N 0.13891°W / 51.53474; -0.13891
'Matilda' Fountain-Gloucester Gate-London.JPG Matilda Fountain Gloucester Gate 1878 Joseph Durham [13] 51°32′08″N 0°08′51″W / 51.53552°N 0.14741°W / 51.53552; -0.14741
Seated figure Kingsway College on Longford Street 1976 Jean Bullock [14] 51°31′34″N 0°08′29″W / 51.526041°N 0.141376°W / 51.526041; -0.141376
Stables market.JPG Horses Camden Stables Market 51°32′31″N 0°08′50″W / 51.54196°N 0.14729°W / 51.54196; -0.14729
Sculpture, Maitland Park Villas, Camden.JPG Sculpture Maitland Park Villas, Camden 51°32′51.5″N 0°9′22″W / 51.547639°N 0.15611°W / 51.547639; -0.15611

Covent Garden[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Type Location Date Sculptor Architect / Designer Notes Listing
Fountain High Holborn.jpg Drinking fountain Drinking fountain High Holborn 1897
Seven Dials - geograph.org.uk - 521676.jpg Seven Dials Monument Column Seven Dials 1988–9
Andrew ("Red") Mason after Edward Pierce Unveiled 29 June 1989 by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, as part of the celebrations for the tercentenary of William and Mary's accession. The original Sundial Pillar was erected by Thomas Neale in the early 1690s; it was pulled down in 1773 in order to deter "undesirables" from congregating around it.[15]
Ob 08 sculpture, St Giles High Street, London.JPG ob 08 Sculpture Central Saint Giles, St Giles High Street 2008 Steven Gontarski
The bright red abstract sculpture, which stands 5 metres high, is made of painted and lacquered glass-fibre-reinforced plastic. Gontarski wished to "create a heart in the midst of an urban development".[16]
William by Rebecca Warren, Central St Giles, London.jpg William Sculpture Central Saint Giles, St Giles High Street Rebecca Warren
Adapted from a smaller work by the sculptor also titled William. The fluid, anonymous figure is intended to "speak of the ever-shifting present" and not of the past, and thus have the opposite qualities to most public sculpture.[16]

Euston Road[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
Robert Stephenson - Statue - Euston Railway Station - London - 020504.jpg Robert Stephenson Euston station 1871 (installed) Carlo Marochetti [17] 51°31′40″N 0°07′57″W / 51.52786°N 0.13257°W / 51.52786; -0.13257
St Pancras Clock.jpg Britannia St. Pancras Station old facade, Pancras Road side 51°31′49″N 0°07′28″W / 51.53025°N 0.12455°W / 51.53025; -0.12455
Euston cenotaph.JPG War memorial Front of Euston Station 51°31′38″N 0°07′57″W / 51.5272°N 0.13258°W / 51.5272; -0.13258
St Pancras, London, north elevation 1, R Waller April 2006.jpg Caryatids St Pancras Parish Church, Euston Road John Charles Felix Rossi 51°31′39″N 0°07′48″W / 51.52742°N 0.12990°W / 51.52742; -0.12990
Piscator - geograph.org.uk - 913686.jpg Piscator 2 Forecourt of Euston Station 1980 Eduardo Paolozzi [18]
Euston Arch tile motif Euston tube station, Victoria line platforms 1968 Tom Eckersley [19]
Newton by Paolozzi 1.jpg Newton

Sir Isaac Newton

Forecourt of the British Library 1995 Eduardo Paolozzi [18] 51°31′45″N 0°07′39″W / 51.52904°N 0.12762°W / 51.52904; -0.12762
The Meeting statue at St Pancras Station.jpg The Meeting Place St Pancras railway station 2007 Paul Day [20]
Betjeman Statue at St Pancras Station.jpg Sir John Betjeman St Pancras railway station 2007 Martin Jenning [21]
Archangel Michael, St Pancras New Church, London.JPG Archangel Michael, in memory of victims of 7 July 2005 bombings St Pancras Parish Church 2004 Emily Young [22] 51°31′36.9″N 0°7′48.4″W / 51.526917°N 0.130111°W / 51.526917; -0.130111
Five crowns on a cross tile motif King's Cross St Pancras tube station, Victoria line platforms 1968 Tom Eckersley [19]
St Joan sculpture, Shaw Theatre, London.jpg Saint Joan (play) by George Bernard Shaw Shaw Theatre entrance in Ossulston St (just off Euston Road) 1971 (new version 2002) Keith Grant [23] 51°31′43.9″N 0°7′40.8″W / 51.528861°N 0.128000°W / 51.528861; -0.128000

Fitzrovia[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Artist Notes Coordinates
"Warren" tile motif Warren Street tube station, Victoria line platforms 1968 Alan Fletcher [19]
Francisco de Miranda-1.jpg Francisco de Miranda Corner of Fitzroy Square and Fitzroy Street 1990 after Rafael de la Cova Modern replica of a sculpture of 1895. Stands close to 58 Grafton Way ("Casa Miranda"), where the Venezuelan revolutionary lived with his English wife from 1802 to 1810.[24]
Fitzroy Square View.jpg View Fitzroy Square 1977 Naomi Blake 51°31′22.6″N 0°8′22.7″W / 51.522944°N 0.139639°W / 51.522944; -0.139639

Hampstead[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
Chalybeate Well - geograph.org.uk - 1068098.jpg Chalybeate well and Susanna Noël memorial Well Walk, Hampstead 1698 [25]
Drinking fountain, Rosslyn Hill, for man and beast - geograph.org.uk - 639247.jpg Drinking fountain Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead 1850s [26]
Facade of St. Mary's Church, Hampstead, London.jpg Virgin and Child St Mary's Church, Hampstead, on tower 1852 William Wardell

Hampstead Heath[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
War Memorial Junction of Spaniards Road and North End Way, Hampstead Heath c. 1920 [27] 51°33′46.05″N 0°10′46.55″W / 51.5627917°N 0.1795972°W / 51.5627917; -0.1795972
Art mural Platforms of Hampstead Heath railway station 2011 Johnson Tiles and Claire Woods [28]

Highgate[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
Sydney Waterlow Statue Waterlow Park 2005.jpg Sir Sidney Waterlow Waterlow Park, Highgate Frank Taubman [3] 51°34′09″N 0°08′42″W / 51.56919°N 0.14503°W / 51.56919; -0.14503
Karl Marx Grave.jpg Karl Marx Highgate Cemetery 1956 Laurence Bradshaw [3] 51°33′58″N 0°08′38″W / 51.56623°N 0.14379°W / 51.56623; -0.14379

Holborn[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Architect / Designer Source Coordinates
Statue Of Edward I-High Holborn-London.jpg Edward I of England Kingsgate House, High Holborn Richard Garbe
Statue Of Edward VII-High Holborn-London.JPG Edward VII of England Kingsgate House, High Holborn Richard Garbe
Statue Of John Bunyan-Southampton Row-London.jpg John Bunyan Southampton Row 1903 Richard Garbe
Francis Bacon statue, Gray's Inn.jpg Francis Bacon South Square WC1 1912 F. W. Pomeroy [29]
Memorial to Margaret McDonald.jpg Memorial to Margaret MacDonald Lincoln's Inn Fields 1914 Richard Reginald Goulden
Memorial in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC1.jpeg Memorial to Frederick Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden Lincoln's Inn Fields 1929 Arthur George Walker Sir Edwin Lutyens [30][31]
Bust Of Bertrand Russell-Red Lion Square-London.jpg bust of Bertrand Russell Red Lion Square 1980 Marcelle Quinton [32]
Camdonian in Lincoln's Inn Fields.jpg Camdonian Lincoln's Inn Fields 1980 Barry Flanagan [33]
Fenner Brockway statue, Red Lion Square WC1 - geograph.org.uk - 1318008.jpg Fenner Brockway Red Lion Square WC1 1985 Ian Walters [3]
Dolphin 1989 by Annabel Richter Pentncy - geograph.org.uk - 1246570.jpg Dolphin Between High Holborn and Lincoln's Inn Fields 1989 Anna Richtner Pentney
Canadian Memorial-Lincoln's Inn Fields-London.JPG Canadian Air Force Memorial Lincoln's Inn Fields
Square the Block, Kingsway, London.JPG Square the Block London School of Economics New Academic Building, corner of Kingsway and Sardinia Street 2009 Richard Wilson [34] 51°30′54″N 0°7′6.8″W / 51.51500°N 0.118556°W / 51.51500; -0.118556

Swiss Cottage[edit]

Image Title / individual commemorated Location Date Sculptor Source Coordinates
Tavistock and Freud statue - cropped.jpg Sigmund Freud Belsize Lane/Fitzjohns Avenue 1970 (current location since 1998) Oscar Nemon [3] 51°32′46″N 0°10′32″W / 51.54620°N 0.17560°W / 51.54620; -0.17560

References[edit]

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