London is one of the most historical cities in the world, the city fascinates people and attracts many millions of tourist each year. We walk by often noticing the beauty and the landmarks without actually seeing them. For instance, when you get to Charing Cross, many people have seen the Equestrian statue of Charles I but have never actually seen it or taken any notice. No doubt half the people who pass it on a daily basis aren’t even sure what it is. And there are many others like this located throughout the city, there are hundreds for you to see, and no doubt on a daily basis very few of them are seen.
Here I have put together some facts of the statue, so if ever you are waking by or passing Charing Cross you will be familiar with the Equestrian Statue.
- The creator was named Hubert Le Sueur
- Dated 1633
- Made from Bronze
- Located at Charing Cross London
- Facing Whitehall, where Charles I was executed at Banqueting House
- It was once sold to a metal-smith to be broken down
- It was placed at Charing Cross in 1675
If a statue could tell tales then this would be the one to ask, with nearly 400 years of being on display many millions of people have stood in front of it, appreciated it, admired it, and ignored it. London is filled with many statues of this kind, there is one of Queen Victoria, located at Buckingham Palace, Guy the Gorilla at Crystal Palace, King George III which is located in Trafalgar Square, The Fleet Air Arm situated on the Victoria Embankment.
All through London there are many statues, not only of the Royal family, but of workers, scientist, politicians, animals, art and many more, often they are looked over and go un-noticed but if you want something fun for the children to do whilst on the travel, play a game of who sees the most. Not only will this engage them, but it will also educate them and allow for them to look closer to the city.
London is filled with statues, there are hundreds located throughout the city, some are famous, some not so much, some you can recognise others are not seen let alone be identified. The statues can tell you a lot about the history of London, and the people have lead, inspired and run the country. Each statue will have a small plaque with names and dates on them, this is enough for you to go off to be able to conduct your own research or for the children to make a note of.