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The Victoria Memorial is a memorial to Queen Victoria, the longest reigning monarch in British history. The Memorial stands in the centre of the Queen’s Gardens in front of
The Victoria Memorial was built in the time when Rule Britania was a reality, and follows a nautical theme. The memorial, built in 1911 out of 2,300 tons of marble, is a combination of a central statue made by Sir Thomas Brock, surrounded by an area designed by Sir Aston Webb. The Victoria Memorial, some 82 feet high, is now a Grade 1 listed ‘building’.
The Victoria Memorial contains a large 4m statue of Queen Victoria seated on a throne facing down the Mall towards Admiralty Arch as shown in this picture. The throne and plinth she is sat on forms part of a square pillar or column supporting a bronze winged ‘Victory’ on the top. The two seated figures beside the Victory were donated by
The Victoria Memorial surround is a walled area with steps up to the centre from both the Mall side and opposite on the side that faced
The whole construction has earned the Victoria Memorial the nickname of “The Wedding Cake” as it represents the decoration on the top of one. In fact, if you get into a black cap and ask to be taken to ‘The Wedding Cake’ many drivers will automatically take you here to the Victoria Memorial.For more articles on