Statues and sculptures near Mayfair, London

 

 

Outdoor Art and Sculpture

 

Banksy, street art in London

Banksy

Popping up on random walls around London, guerrilla artist Banksy has taken London by storm with his great presence of street art. With some of his art targeted at making hard-hitting political points and other craftsmanship that is just seen as quirky and amusing, Bansksy's work is well worth seeing.

 

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Roosevelt & Churchill

Only a two minute walk from The May Fair hotel, this statue called 'Allies', by Lawrence Holofcener was unveiled in 1995 by the Bond Street Association to mark 50 years of peace. Roosevelt and Churchill helped found the United Nations after their stand against Nazism in WWII.

Statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus

Statue of Eros

In the heart of Piccadilly Circus is the equally famous Eros statue, a popular location many tourists to take their photographs. Contrary to what many may believe, the Eros statue is in fact not the Greek god of love but a memorial to the Earl of Shaftesbury, a philanthropist who did much good in the area.

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Giant Horse Statue

Located in Marble Arch, this must see statue is a 27ft-high horse head by Nic Fiddian-Green. Originally placed as part of a revamp to London's Marble Arch, the statue known as 'The Giant Horse' is a favourite to many and is always fascinating no matter how many times you have seen it.