Statues

A sculpture of Nelson Mandela by the late Ian Walters was formally unveiled, in the presence of Mr Mandela, on 29 August 2007.

The prominent position of the nine foot bronze statue, facing the Houses of Parliament, honours Nelson Mandela as one of the greatest fighters for freedom in the 20th century. It is also a permanent statement of London's abhorrence of apartheid and every other form of racism.

Other statues

David Lloyd George

This bronze statue, on a granite pedestal, stands to the north, between the statues of Smuts and Churchill. It was unveiled in autumn 2007.

Date of monument: 2007
Materials: Granite and bronze
Statutory status: Not listed

Viscount Palmerston

This bronze statue, by H Young, stands on a granite pedestal in the north-west of the square.

Date of monument: 1859
Materials: Granite and bronze
Statutory status: Grade II

Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts

By the sculptor Jacob Epstein, this bronze statue stands on a granite pedestal to the centre of the north of the square.

Date of monument: 1956
Materials: Granite and bronze
Statutory status: Grade II

Sir Winston Churchill

This bronze statue, by Ivor Roberts-Jones, stands on a granite pedestal to the north-east of the square.

Date of monument: 1973
Materials: Granite and bronze
Statutory status: Listed 2008, Grade II

Sir Robert Peel

Situated in the south-west corner of the square, this bronze statue by sculptor Matthew Noble stands on a granite pedestal.

Date of monument: 1876
Materials: Granite and bronze
Statutory status: Grade II

Edward Stanley – Earl of Derby

The bronze statue by the sculptor Matthew Noble which is on a granite pedestal stands to the west elevation of the square.

Date of monument: 1874
Materials: Granite and bronze
Statutory status: Grade II

  Benjamin Disraeli – Earl of Beaconsfield

The bronze statue, by sculptor Mario Raggi, on a granite pedestal stands to the west elevation of the square.

Date of monument: 1883
Materials: Granite and bronze
Statutory status: Grade II

All images courtesy of Grace Everett