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Charles I Statue

Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Don't Just Cross The Road,Stop At The Traffic Island & Take A Proper Look.

I am a regular visitor to London & I decided on a recent visit for Armistice Day to walk & take in... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
places2seeplaces2go
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Beautifully carved pedestal!

Beautifully carved pedestal with Charles 1 standing upon it. One of the first statues you see in... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Bobbie W
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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This grand statue of King Charles I is one of London's famous landmarks, which provides visitors with excellent views and a great photo opportunity.
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Trafalgar Square, London, England
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I am a regular visitor to London & I decided on a recent visit for Armistice Day to walk & take in more detail the various statues & memorials of our famous politicians & war hero's. This statue is on its one little traffic island...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Beautifully carved pedestal with Charles 1 standing upon it. One of the first statues you see in the center of London, I. Trafalgar Square.

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Who would have thought one bleak morning on 30 January 1649 (using the current Julian calendar) or 1648 using the then current calendar when Charles I was led to his execution on the first floor of the Banqueting House, Whitehall that magnificent Inigo Jones building...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

This Renaissance style statue of Charles I on a horse faces down Whitehall towards his place of execution. Charing Cross is used to define the centre of London and a plaque by the statue indicates that road distances are measured from this point. The traffic...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

This statue is at the Trafalgar Square. Apparently it represents the point from which the distance from London to other cities is measured. The choice for this specific statue as a point has more to do with history rather than geometry. This is quite close...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Famous statue at end of Whitehall. Built well before Trafalgar Square and in original position so needs to stay where it is

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Since he was beheaded outside the Banqueting House in Whitehall you would think that that would be a more appropriate place for the statue to be situated than in Trafalgar Square.

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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Another of Londons great Statues that commemorates one of Englands most memorable monarchs who was executed back in the 17 th Century Take a close look at the statue as this has great detail and shows the richness if Londons history - cant have enough...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

The statue is not in an ideal location and it could be relocated in much better locations within Trafalgar Square; nevertheless, still a nice statue to see if in the area or walking past.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is easy to overlook this monument, located at the traffic island at the Trafalgar Square, blinded by the richness of sounds and sights, when you are coming to the square. It was designed by Hubert Le Sueur in 1633 which means it is almost...More

1  Thank Borzov
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
...More
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