List of public art in the Royal Borough of Greenwich

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The statue of General Wolfe at Greenwich Park

This is a list of public art in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


Image Title / subject Location and
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Memorial to Margaret McMillan Rachel McMillan Nursery School, McMillan Street

51°28′53″N 0°01′23″W / 51.4814°N 0.0230°W / 51.4814; -0.0230 (Margaret McMillan Memorial)
1932 Baker, HerbertHerbert Baker (architect) Grade II [1]
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Memorial to Peter the Great Glaisher Street

51°29′00″N 0°01′08″W / 51.483333°N 0.018889°W / 51.483333; -0.018889 (Memorial to Peter the Great)
2001 Mihail Chemiakin Statue N/A [2]


Image Title / subject Location and
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
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George II Old Royal Naval College

51°29′01″N 0°00′21″W / 51.48361°N 0.00595°W / 51.48361; -0.00595 (George II)
1735 Rysbrack, John MichaelJohn Michael Rysbrack Statue Grade II [3]
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The Immortality of Nelson Nelson Pediment, Old Royal Naval College 1809–12 West, BenjaminBenjamin West and Joseph Panzetta Architectural relief sculpture Coade stone Grade I [4][5]
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William IV King William Walk

51°28′48″N 0°00′24″W / 51.47989°N 0.00654°W / 51.47989; -0.00654 (William IV)
1845 Nixon, SamuelSamuel Nixon Statue Foggin Tor Devon granite Grade II Erected 18–19 December 1844 on King William Street in the City of London; taken down in 1935 and re-erected here, on a smaller pedestal, the following year. The principal work of this sculptor, who received insufficient recompense from the work's commissioners and came close to financial ruin.[6]
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Memorial to Joseph René Bellot Cutty Sark Gardens

51°29′01″N 0°00′28″W / 51.48364°N 0.00786°W / 51.48364; -0.00786 (Bellot Memorial)
1855 Hardwick, PhilipPhilip Hardwick Obelisk Grade II [3]
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Memorial to the New Zealand Campaign (1863–4) King William Walk

51°29′00″N 0°00′33″W / 51.4833°N 0.0091°W / 51.4833; -0.0091 (New Zealand Campaign Memorial)
after 1864
Obelisk Grade II [7]
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General James Wolfe Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich Park

51°28′40″N 0°00′03″W / 51.47782°N 0.00085°W / 51.47782; -0.00085 (General Wolfe)
1927 McKenzie, Robert TaitRobert Tait McKenzie Statue Grade II
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Sir Walter Raleigh Old Royal Naval College

51°28′59″N 0°00′31″W / 51.48306°N 0.00867°W / 51.48306; -0.00867 (Sir Walter Raleigh)
1959 McMillan, WilliamWilliam McMillan Statue Grade II Unveiled 28 October 1959 in Whitehall by the US Ambassador John Hay Whitney.[8] Moved to this site in 2001[9] as it was out of scale with other statues which had since been erected nearby.[10] The statue is close to the Discover Greenwich entrance within the grounds of the ORNC.
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Large Standing Figure (Knife Edge) Greenwich Park 1961–76 Moore, HenryHenry Moore Sculpture N/A [11]
Sculpture at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich - DSC05553.JPG Dolphin Sundial Titanic Memorial Garden, Royal Observatory 1977–8 Daniel, ChristopherChristopher Daniel and Edwin Russell Sundial with sculpture N/A
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Captain James Cook National Maritime Museum

51°28′50″N 0°00′17″W / 51.48051°N 0.0048°W / 51.48051; -0.0048 (Captain Cook)
1994 Weller, ArthurArthur Weller Statue N/A [12]
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Prime Meridian marker Royal Observatory 1999 Garzia, ChristinaChristina Garzia Sculpture N/A
The Throne of Earthly Kings – François Hameury.jpg
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The Throne of Earthly Kings Devonport House 2004 Hameury, FrançoisFrançois Hameury Sculpture N/A [13]
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Statue of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Trafalgar Tavern 2009 Povey, LesleyLesley Povey Statue Bronze N/A [14]
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Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle National Maritime Museum 2010 Shonibare, YinkaYinka Shonibare Sculpture N/A
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Statue of Yuri Gagarin Royal Observatory 2011 Novikov, AnatolyAnatoly Novikov Statue Zinc alloy N/A [15]

North Greenwich[edit]

Image Title / subject Location and
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Antony Gormley Quantum Cloud 2000.jpg
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Quantum Cloud Greenwich Peninsula

51°30′07″N 0°00′33″E / 51.50185°N 0.00913°E / 51.50185; 0.00913 (Quantum Cloud)
2000 Gormley, AntonyAntony Gormley Sculpture N/A
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A Slice of Reality Greenwich Peninsula

51°30′15″N 0°00′01″W / 51.50418°N 0.00028°W / 51.50418; -0.00028 (Slice of Reality)
2000 Wilson, RichardRichard Wilson Sculpture N/A [16]
Greenwich CHP energy centre.jpg Lenticular Dazzle Camouflage Greenwich Peninsula

51°29′38″N 0°00′26″E / 51.493905°N 0.007183°E / 51.493905; 0.007183 (Lenticular Dazzle Camouflage)
2016 Conrad Shawcross Sculpture metal 49 m high N/A [17]


Image Title / subject Location and
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry - roman statue.jpg Statue of a Barbarian or Deus Lunus Royal Arsenal Brass Foundry, No 1 Street

51°17′36″N 0°02′25″E / 51.2932°N 0.0404°E / 51.2932; 0.0404 (Roman statue "Deus Lunus" at Royal Arsenal)
late-Roman period (1st–3rd century AD) ? Roman statue Turkish marble ? Dug up by British troops in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1801 and shipped to Woolwich
London-Woolwich, St Mary's Gardens, crucifix.JPG Crucifix St Mary's Gardens, Greenlaw Street

51°29′36″N 0°03′32″E / 51.4932°N 0.05881313°E / 51.4932; 0.05881313 (Crucifix)
18th–19th century? ? crucifix wood ? Originally part of the church interior; moved here in 1966
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Statue of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Royal Arsenal, Wellington Park

51°17′37″N 0°02′37″E / 51.2937°N 0.0435°E / 51.2937; 0.0435 (Statue Duke of Wellington)
1848 Milnes, ThomasThomas Milnes statue on pedestal marble, Portland stone (plinth) Grade II Originally at the Tower of London, moved to the Arsenal in 1863
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Lioness resting paw on urn St Mary's Gardens, Woolwich Church Street

51°29′36″N 0°03′37″E / 51.493357°N 0.06018106°E / 51.493357; 0.06018106 (tomb of Tom Cribb)
1851 ? statue stone ? Tom Cribb's tomb
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Crimean War Memorial Royal Artillery Barracks, south end of parade ground

51°29′06″N 0°03′38″E / 51.48513°N 0.06050292°E / 51.48513; 0.06050292 (Crimean War Memorial)
1861 Bell, JohnJohn Bell statue with pedestal surrounded by 12 cannon-bollards bronze and stone 3 m (without pediment) ? The figure of a woman distributing laurel wreaths, Honour, was cast from a Russian cannon captured at Sebastopol
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Major Little Memorial Woolwich Common, Academy Rd / Ha-ha Rd

51°28′55″N 0°03′41″E / 51.482047°N 0.06133977°E / 51.482047; 0.06133977 (Major Little Memorial)
1861? ? obelisk stone ?
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Second Boer War Memorial Grand Depot Road, opposite Royal Artillery Barracks

51°17′36″N 0°02′25″E / 51.2932°N 0.0404°E / 51.2932; 0.0404
1902? ? obelisk granite ? Memorial to the men of the 61st Battery Royal Field Artillery who died in the

Second Boer War (1899–1902)

London, Woolwich, Powis St, detail RACS building 04.jpg Statue of Alexander McLeod Former Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society building, 125–161 Powis Street 1903 Drury, AlfredAlfred Drury Statue in niche Coade stone or terracotta? Grade II [18]
London-Woolwich, Royal Arsenal, Cadogan Rd, WWI relief.jpg World War I memorial Royal Arsenal, Grand Store, Cadogan Road

51°29′39″N 0°04′24″E / 51.494216°N 0.07334383°E / 51.494216; 0.07334383 (WWI Memorial)
1919? ? relief stone ?
London, Thames Path near Woolwich Dockyard 20.jpg Maritime history of Woolwich Woolwich Dockyard, Thames Path at Mast Pond Wharf

51°17′38″N 0°01′56″E / 51.294011°N 0.032183°E / 51.294011; 0.032183 (Thames Path mosaics)
1984–86 Community project mosaic floor piece ceramic
The mosaics are the result of a community project led by the National Elfrida Rathbone Society through an arts workshop based at the Clock House Community Centre
London, Woolwich Arsenal Station, relief 01.jpg Workers of Woolwich Woolwich Arsenal station, platform 1

51°17′32″N 0°02′57″E / 51.292354°N 0.0492°E / 51.292354; 0.0492 (Workers of Woolwich)
1993 Williams, MartinMartin Williams relief terracotta
The work was commissioned by the British Rail’s Community Unit with the University of Greenwich and Greenwich Council, and is a tribute to the tens of thousands of workers at the Royal Arsenal
London-Woolwich, Plumstead Rd 09.jpg The Woolwich Ship Plumstead Road, opposite the Royal Arsenal

51°29′28″N 0°04′15″E / 51.491106°N 0.07086162°E / 51.491106; 0.07086162 (Naval history of Woolwich)
1999 Grimsey, TomTom Grimsey sculpture steel N/A The sculpture celebrates the naval history of Woolwich; commissioned by Woolwich Development Agency & Greenwich Council
2015 London-Woolwich, Kingsman Parade 06.JPG History of Woolwich Dockyard Woolwich Church Street, Kingsman Parade pedestrian tunnel

51°17′36″N 0°01′55″E / 51.293329°N 0.032076°E / 51.293329; 0.032076 (Kingsman Parade mosaic)
2000 Lobb, StephenStephen Lobb, Greenwich Mural Workshop & pupils of Cardwell Primary School mosaic mural ceramic N/A The mosaics are the result of a project by the Greenwich Mural Workshop, with Stephen Lobb as the senior artist, working with Cardwell Primary School
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Assembly Royal Arsenal, James Clavell Square

51°29′41″N 0°04′12″E / 51.49485°N 0.070059°E / 51.49485; 0.070059 (Assembly)
2001 Burke, PeterPeter Burke group of 16 statues cast iron 188cm N/A
Flickr - davehighbury - Royal Arsenal Woolwich London 019.jpg Memorial to Dial Square, Royal Arsenal and Woolwich Arsenal Football Clubs Royal Arsenal, outside the Dial Arch pub

51°29′33″N 0°04′11″E / 51.492502°N 0.06978873°E / 51.492502; 0.06978873 (Arsenal FC)
c. 2005 ? sculpture bronze, stone N/A
London, Woolwich Arsenal Station, mural MCM.JPG Street Life Woolwich Arsenal station, Green's End / Beresford Square

51°29′27″N 0°04′07″E / 51.490755°N 0.06852809°E / 51.490755; 0.06852809 (Street Life, in-station mural)
2008 Craig-Martin, MichaelMichael Craig-Martin ceramic art, mural ceramic extends over two storeys N/A More than 2500 individually screen-printed tiles by Manor Architectural Ceramics in Warwick
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Statue of Nike, goddess of victory Royal Arsenal, No 1 Street, Main Guardhouse

51°17′35″N 0°02′57″E / 51.2931°N 0.04910°E / 51.2931; 0.04910 (Nike, 2012 Summer Olympics memorial)
9 Sept 2012 Kougioumtzis, Pavlos AngelosPavlos Angelos Kougioumtzis statue bronze N/A A gift of the people of Olympia to commemorate the 30th Olympiad in London in 2012
2016 Woolwich, General Gorden Square, Berlin Bear 2.jpg
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Woolwich Buddy Bear General Gordon Square

51°29′24″N 0°04′03″E / 51.490046°N 0.06737977°E / 51.490046; 0.06737977 (Woolwich Buddy Bear)
27 May 2016 Petit-Jean, MicheleMichele Petit-Jean (after a design by pupils of Eltham Hill School) statue  ? N/A Celebrating the 50th anniversary of friendship between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Berlin borough of Reinickendorf


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  2. ^ van der Krogt, René; van der Krogt, Peter. "Czar Peter the Great". Hither & Thither. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
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  5. ^ Historic England. "Royal Naval College South West Building King William's Quarter (1211426)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
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  9. ^ "Sir Walter's legacy". BBC. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
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  • Blackwood, John (1989), London’s Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues, London and Oxford: Savoy Press, ISBN 978-0951429600 
  • Matthews, Peter (2012), London’s Statues and Monuments, Botley: Shire Publications 

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