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Temple Bar Memorial, London

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  • A winged dragon, mounted on a highly decorated stone plinth, stands in the middle of the Strand near the easternmost point of the Royal Courts of Justice. This monument, the Temple Bar marker (designe...  more »
  • Our most recent stay in London saw us again strolling along the Strand. When we reached the Temple Bar Memorial we paused to take another look at it. The Temple Bar Memorial is located in the centre o...  more »
  • Temple Bar Memorial is situated in the middle of the Strand where the old Temple Bar used to be situated (it is now situated next to St Pauls). The Temple Bar was moved due to traffic congestion. The ...  more »
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  • Interesting and complex statue of what used to be newspapers Fleet Street. Really love it this old street and this statue. Busy street. Walking distance to Thames River, Strand, Temple tube station and a beautiful court building. Statue with a "city dragon" (black dragon which you can see on all city emblems) - a griffin figure on top represents entrance to City of London. The place where Westminster and City meet!
  • In 1880 Horace Jones, a City of London architect, was commissioned to design a memorial to mark Temple Bar. One outstanding element of this is an elaborate pedestal in a Neo-Renaissance style. This serves as the base for a sculpture by Charles Bell Birch commonly called "The Griffin", which is in fact a dragon, This actually "marks" the entrance to the City, and bears the heraldic crest of the Corporation of the City of London. I love this piece of sculpture and the photo I have uploaded to Google Maps attempts to provide the imagery to show how fantastic it is. Love it and please go see it if you get the time.
  • When you stand looking at the Temple Bar memorial you have to imagine what it would have looked like, if the original Temple Bar gate would have been allowed to stand as the point of entry to the City of London. The memorial is a grand tribute to Wren's gate
  • Cool. Historical. A bit odd.
  • Marks the boundaries of the City of London

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