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List of public art in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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This is a list of public art in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

Bethnal Green

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Blind Beggar and His Dog, Bethnal Green 04.jpg
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Blind Beggar and His Dog Cranbrook Estate

51°31′47″N 0°02′42″W / 51.5298°N 0.0449133°W / 51.5298; -0.0449133 (Blind Beggar and His Dog)
1958 Elisabeth Frink N/A Sculptural group Bronze Grade II* [1]
Bethnal Green Stairway to Heaven.jpg Stairway to Heaven
Bethnal Green tube station disaster
Bethnal Green tube station 2017 N/A Harry Paticas War memorial N/A [2]

Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Notes
Robert Milligan outside the Docklands Museum - geograph.org.uk - 869307.jpg
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Statue of Robert Milligan Museum of London Docklands, Hertsmere Road 1813 Richard Westmacott
Testa Addormentata.jpg
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Testa Addormentata Corner of Bank Street and Upper Bank Street 1983 Igor Mitoraj [3]
Couple on a Seat - Lynn Chadwick.jpg
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Couple on a Seat Cabot Square 1984 Lynn Chadwick [4]
London River Man - front view 02.jpg
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London River Man Ensign House, Marsh Wall 1987 John W. Mills Bronze figure 145 cm (57 in) high [5]
Centurione - Igor Mitoraj.jpg
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Centurione I Columbus Courtyard 1987 Igor Mitoraj [6]
London MMB «10 Canary Wharf.jpg
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Spirit of Enterprise South Dock, Canary Wharf

51°30′9.83″N 0°1′29.04″W / 51.5027306°N 0.0247333°W / 51.5027306; -0.0247333
1987 Wendy Taylor [7]
Leap - Franta Belsky 1.jpg
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Leap Jamestown Harbour 1987–1989 Franta Belsky [8]
Domino Players by Kim Bennet in October 2014 05.jpg Domino Players Clove Crescent 1992 Kim Bennet [9]
Two Men on a Bench - Giles Penny.jpg
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Two Men on a Bench Cabot Square 1990 Giles Penny [10]
Gate by Guiseppe Lund, Westferry Circus Gardens in March 2011.jpg Gate Westferry Circus 1992 Giuseppe Lund [11]
Centaur - Igor Mitoraj 1.jpg
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Centauro Upper Bank Street 1994 Igor Mitoraj [12]
Man With Open Arms by Giles Penny, West India Avenue in March 2011 01.jpg
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Man With Arms Open West India Avenue 1995 Giles Penny [13]
Figurehead for Docklands - Anna Bisset 1.jpg
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Figurehead for Docklands Poplar Dock 1997 Anna Bisset [14]
Michael von Clemm.JPG Portrait relief of Michael von Clemm Cabot Square 1998 Gerald Laing [15]
Traffic Light Tree.jpg
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Traffic Light Tree roundabout on Trafalgar Way, outside Billingsgate Market (since 2013) 1998 Pierre Vivant [16]
Original Form - Keith Rand.jpg
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Original Form 25 North Colonnade 1999 Keith Rand [17]
Clocks (104326502).jpg
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Six Public Clocks Reuters Plaza 1999 Konstantin Grcic [18]
Vanishing Point by Jay Battle, Canary Wharf in London, spring 2013 (1).JPG
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Vanishing Point Westferry Circus 1999 Jay Battle [19]
Windwand Canary Riverside

51°30′20.87″N 0°1′41.43″W / 51.5057972°N 0.0281750°W / 51.5057972; -0.0281750
2000 Ron Arad carbon fibre 50 m high [20]
Returning to Embrace - Jon Buck.jpg
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Returning to Embrace 10 Cabot Square 2000 Jon Buck [21]
Speaking of the River Canary Riverside

51°30′22.48″N 0°1′43.72″W / 51.5062444°N 0.0288111°W / 51.5062444; -0.0288111
2000 Constance DeJong audio benches [20]
Hibbert Gate, Import Dock.jpg
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Hibbert Gate Adjacent to North Dock West 2000 Leo Stevenson [22]
Screen - Wendy Ranshaw.jpg
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Columbus Screen Columbus Courtyard 2000 Wendy Ramshaw [23]
12 Planters Columbus Courtyard

51°30′22.53″N 0°1′30.69″W / 51.5062583°N 0.0251917°W / 51.5062583; -0.0251917
2001–2002 Tatiana Orloff bronze [20]
It Takes Two - Bob Allen.jpg
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It Takes Two One Canada Square 2002 Bob Allen [24]
HSBC lion, left, Canary Wharf.jpg
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HSBC lions 8 Canada Square 2002 after W. W. Wagstaff
Arbor by Nigel Ross in March 2011 01.jpg Arbor Montgomery Square 2003 Nigel Ross [25]
Arbor by Nigel Ross in March 2011 02.jpg Cross Way Montgomery Square 2003 Nigel Ross [25]
Sacrificial Anode - Eilis O'Connell.jpg Sacrificial Anode Montgomery Square 2007 Eilis O'Connell [26]
London MMB «74 Westferry Circus.jpg
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Sasso Cosmico Westferry Circus 2007 Do König Vassilakis [27]
Chimney Westferry Circus

51°30′19.74″N 0°1′34.55″W / 51.5054833°N 0.0262639°W / 51.5054833; -0.0262639
2008 Andrew Burton recycled fired bricks, steel [20]
Avatar by Robert Warley in March 2011 02.jpg Avatar Westferry Circus 2009 Robert Worley [28]
Torsion II - Charles Hadcock.jpg
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Torsion II Bank Street, Jubilee Park exit 2009–2011 Charles Hadcock [29]
Drawing Cube (Blue) - Suresh Dutt.jpg
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Drawing Cube (Blue) Montgomery Square 2010 Suresh Dutt [30]



Renaissance by Maurice Bilk in October 2014 03.jpg
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Renaissance Nutmeg Lane, East India Dock Maurice Blik [31]

Mile End and Bow

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
William Gladstone 7060850191.jpg
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Statue of William Ewart Gladstone In front of Bow Church, Bow Road 1882 Albert Bruce-Joy Statue Grade II
Bust of Edward VII 39 Mile End Road 1911 ? Bust Grade II Unveiled 12 October 1911.[32]
George Lansbury memorial, Bow (geograph 4731563).jpg Memorial to George Lansbury Bow Road 1955 Memorial N/A [33]
Attlee QMUL 1.jpg Statue of Clement Attlee Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road 1988 Frank Forster Statue N/A Unveiled 30 November 1988 in its original location, outside Limehouse Library, by Harold Wilson, the last living member of Attlee's cabinet.[34] The figure holds a copy of the National Assistance Act 1948. In 2005 the work was badly vandalised and was boxed up to prevent further damage; it was removed to its current location in 2010.[35] Peter Mandelson gave the statue its second unveiling on 4 April 2011.[36]
Wendy Taylor's Knowledge sculpture.jpg Knowledge Library Square, on the campus of Queen Mary University of London 2003 Wendy Taylor Sculpture N/A An abstract representation of knowledge in stainless steel. The sphere with its smooth surface stands for the world and the ease with which knowledge can spread and be shared. The arms attached to the globe represent the giving and acceptance of knowledge.[37]
Elephant in the Room Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road 2017 Hannah Stewart and Chierol Lai Sculpture N/A A sculpture in bronze resin of a sleeping baby elephant, intended to raise awareness of mental health issues and commissioned following a competition run by Queen Mary Students' Union.[38]

Poplar

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Richard Green (7061194493).jpg
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Statue of Richard Green East India Dock Road 1865/6 Edward William Wyon Statue Grade II [39]
Poplar 1917 bombing memorial 1.jpg
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Children's Memorial Poplar Recreation Ground 1919 A. R. Adams Grade II Unveiled 23 June 1919.[40] Commemorates the 18 children who were killed in a bombing raid (the first daylight raid of World War I) on Upper North Street School on 13 June 1917.[41]
Shadow Play In front of Compass House, Mulberry Place 1992 Dave King [39]
Blackwall- The Virginia Settlers' Memorial & the Virginia Quay.jpg Mariner's Astrolabe, Virginia Settlers Monument Jamestown Way 1999 Wendy Taylor Grade II [39]
Acorn Wall Relief Brunswick Wharf 2003 Wendy Taylor [39]
Statue of Teddy Baldock in Langdon Park 2014-05-16 18-39.jpg Statue of Teddy Baldock Langdon Park 2014 Carl Payne Statue N/A Unveiled 15 May 2014.[42]
Meridians and Metaphors Near the junction of Clove Crescent and Saffron Avenue David Jacobson

Wapping

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Cannon Entrance to St Katharine Docks 18th century [43]
Anchor of Amsterdam St Katharine Docks, at entrance to East Dock 1748 (placed here 1980s) [43]
Girl with a dolphin in London, spring 2013 (2).JPG
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Girl with Dolphin Beside River Thames between Tower Bridge and entrance to docks 1973 David Wynne [43]
Timepiece by Wendy Taylor in London, spring 2013 (1).JPG
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Timepiece Entrance to St Katharine Docks 1973 Wendy Taylor Grade II [43]
Gates of Ivory House, London.jpg Elephants Entrance to Ivory House, on gateposts 1973 Peter Drew [43]
Geese Thomas More Street 1990 David Norris [43]
To Meet Again Thomas More Street 1990 Michael Beck [43]
Angelic Musician Thomas More Street 1991 Carl Milles [43]
Exotic Birds and other sculptures Various locations around St Katharine Docks 1995–97 Paula Haughney [43]
Rope Circle Hermitage Basin 1997 Wendy Taylor [43]
Voyager Cinnabar Wharf East 2000 Wendy Taylor [43]

Shadwell

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Shadwell edward 7 memorial 1.jpg Memorial to Edward VII King Edward Memorial Park 1922 Bertram Mackennal Drinking fountain (formerly) The bronze portrait medallion of Edward VII was stolen in 2007.[44]
King Edward VII Memorial Park (geograph 3819487).jpg Navigators' Memorial King Edward Memorial Park 1922 ? Commemorative stone [44]

Spitalfields

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
I Goat Sculpture, Spitalfields, London.JPG
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I Goat Brushfield Street 2011 Kenny Hunter Sculpture N/A [45]
Vortex sculpture.JPG Vortex Lamb Street 1999 Barbara Sandler Sculpture N/A [46]

Tower Hill

Image Title / subject Location and
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Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
Tower Hill Memorial in spring 2013.JPG
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Merchant Navy First World War Memorial Trinity Square Gardens

51°30′35″N 0°04′40″W / 51.5096°N 0.0777°W / 51.5096; -0.0777 (Merchant Navy First World War Memorial)
1928 William Reid Dick Edwin Lutyens War memorial Grade I [47]
Memorial to Viscount Wakefield of Hythe - geograph.org.uk - 1138501.jpg Memorial to Charles Wakefield, 1st Viscount Wakefield 41 Trinity Square 1937 Cecil Thomas N/A Portrait plaque Grade II [48]
Seats within the War Memorial on Tower Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1012735.jpg
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Merchant Navy Second World War Memorial Trinity Square Gardens

51°30′35″N 0°04′41″W / 51.5097°N 0.0780°W / 51.5097; -0.0780 (Merchant Navy Second World War Memorial)
1952 Charles Wheeler Edward Maufe War memorial Grade II* [49]
Trajan Statue.JPG
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Statue of Trajan Trinity Place

51°30′36″N 0°04′34″W / 51.5099°N 0.0762°W / 51.5099; -0.0762 (Statue of Trajan)
20th century, after an original of the 2nd century AD ? N/A Statue N/A [50]
London, UK (August 2014) - 174.JPG
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Sundial Wakefield Gardens, outside Tower Hill tube station 1992 Edwin Russell John Chitty and Mike Duffie (landscape architects) Sundial N/A [51]
Port of London Building Trinity Sq. (Falklands Merchant Navy Memorial.).JPG
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Merchant Navy Falklands War Memorial Trinity Square Gardens

51°30′35″N 0°04′38″W / 51.5097°N 0.0771°W / 51.5097; -0.0771 (Merchant Navy Falklands War Memorial)
2005 Gordon Newton N/A War memorial N/A [52]
Sculpture 'The Building Worker'.jpg
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The Building Worker Tower Hill

51°30′34″N 0°04′32″W / 51.5094°N 0.0756°W / 51.5094; -0.0756 (The Building Worker)
2006 Alan Wilson N/A Statue N/A [53]

Hackney

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Architect / other Type Designation Notes
Baroness Burdett Coutts Drinking Fountain - South West View.jpg
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Baroness Burdett Coutts Drinking Fountain
Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts
Victoria Park

51°32′13″N 0°02′23″W / 51.53707°N 0.03965°W / 51.53707; -0.03965 (Baroness Burdett Coutts Drinking Fountain)
1862 N/A Henry Astley Darbishire Drinking fountain Grade II* [54]

Wapping

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Raine's House, London 10.JPG Bluecoat Girl Raine's House ? Statue in niche
Raine's House, London 11.JPG Bluecoat Boy Raine's House ? Statue in niche
Bust of John Rennie, Wapping.jpg Bust of John Rennie the Elder Spirit Quay 1992 John Ravera Bust N/A [44]
The Dove, Wapping (geograph 1544115).jpg Memorial to the Civilians of East London, 2nd World War 1939–1945 Hermitage Riverside Memorial Garden 2008 Wendy Taylor Sculpture N/A Unveiled in July 2008 by Hazel Blears, then the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, and Alf Roffey, a survivor of the Blitz. On the site of Hermitage Wharf, which was destroyed in a bombing raid on 29 December 1940.[55]

Whitechapel and Stepney

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Designation Notes
Statue of Queen Alexandra, Royal London Hospital (14518440501).jpg Statue of Alexandra of Denmark Whitechapel Road, behind the Royal London Hospital 1908 George Edward Wade Grade II [56]
Memorial to Edward VII, Whitechapel Road, E1 - geograph.org.uk - 891860.jpg
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Edward VII Memorial Drinking Fountain Mile End Road 1911 William Silver Frith Grade II [57]
Bust of William Booth Mile End Road 1927 George Edward Wade [58]
William Booth Statue, Mile End Road (13035167305).jpg Statue of William Booth Mile End Road 1979 (casting) George Edward Wade [59]
Les Naïdes 45 Whitechapel Road 1985 Ivor Abrahams [59]
Spitalfields Column Middlesex Street 1995 Richard Perry
Ram and Magpie Allen Gardens Playground, Buxton Street 1996 Paula Haughny
Shaheed Minar, Altab Ali Park.jpg Shaheed Minars Martyr monument
Altab Ali
Altab Ali Park, on the corner of Whitechapel Road and White Church Lane 1999 Shaheed Minar [59]
Catherine Booth statue Mile End Road.JPG Statue of Catherine Booth Mile End Road 2015 After an original by George Edward Wade Statue N/A Unveiled 2 July 2015.[60]
Goodman's Fields Horses Goodman's Fields Piazza 2015 Hamish Mackie N/A Winner of the PMSA's Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Fountains.[61]

See also

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