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Golden statue in ancient market place

Monday 17th September and we were out and about in Kingston and we visited the market place where... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
David D
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Devon, United Kingdom
Gilded statue

Although the attraction title made a minor spelling error, the attraction did correctly point out... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
TechTraveller
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Although the attraction title made a minor spelling error, the attraction did correctly point out that the statue overlooking the Kingston market is Queen Anne (not Victoria). The market long predates Victoria.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This statue is beautifully gilded, but Victoria's attitudes to her colonies was not always a gold plated relationship, particularly to Ireland, her closest colony, where she ignored the famine of the 1840s which resulted in the loss of millions of lives of the poor and...More

4  Thank Vincent D
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Monday 17th September and we were out and about in Kingston and we visited the market place where this statue is situated. It stands graciously presiding over everything from the roof of the first floor of Market Square House, which was a former Town Hall...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Although the attraction title made a minor spelling error, the attraction did correctly point out that the statue overlooking the Kingston market is Queen Anne (not Victoria). The market long predates Victoria.

1  Thank TechTraveller
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Fresh looking now and attractive area, with seating and lots of food choices, excellent fruit market

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a really unusual and impressive statue for a provincial marketplace. I can only assume it has been reguilded recently as it looks amazing.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The gilded statue of Queen Anne on the market house in central Kingston is a well known local landmark. The statue is older than the building, having been unveiled in the early 1700s, and placed on the early Victorian market house (previously the town hall)....More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great central meeting point and definitely worth a look when in the town as it has been refurbished and beams out across the marketplace

Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Amazing walk and what a statue! Fab spot for photos, shopping and all around. Easy to get to and right in the heart of Kingstonr! Real jewel

Thank so1006
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Start your visit of Kingston at the Market place for a variety of food and snacks. Most other shops lead of from the market place, so you get a good feel of the layout.

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Situated close to the central market in Kingston on Thames stands out in this square.Well maintained and attractive One of the landmarks of this area.

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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This statue is beautifully gilded, but Victoria's attitudes to her colonies was not always a gold plated relationship, particularly to Ireland, her closest colony, where she ignored the famine of the 1840s which resulted in the loss of millions of lives of the poor and...More

4  Thank Vincent D
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