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List of public art in Paddington

This is a list of public artworks in the former Metropolitan Borough of Paddington in London, now a part of the City of Westminster. Architectural sculpture in the area is covered in the list of architectural sculpture in the City of Westminster.


Bayswater is a largely residential district north-west of Charing Cross, bordering with the northern end of Kensington Gardens. Its essential character is now defined by the stuccoed terraces erected from 1827 onwards, which spread in a westerly direction over the course of the 19th century.[1]

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120x120px War memorial St John’s Church, Hyde Park Crescent

51°30′41″N 0°10′48″W / 51.5115°N 0.1801°W / 51.5115; -0.1801 (St John's, Hyde Park Crescent War memorial){{#coordinates:51.5115|-0.1801|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=St John's, Hyde Park Crescent War memorial


after 1919 Cross Commemorates parishioners who died in World War I.[2]
120x120px Memorial Cross

Statues of Saints George, Louis, Maurice, Longinus, Adrian, Florian and Eustace

Lancaster Gate

51°30′41″N 0°10′48″W / 51.5115°N 0.1801°W / 51.5115; -0.1801 (Memorial Cross){{#coordinates:51.5115|-0.1801|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Memorial Cross


1921 Turner, Lawrence A.Lawrence A. Turner Tapper, WalterWalter Tapper Memorial Unveiled 27 March 1921. Commemorates residents of the Metropolitan Borough of Paddington who gave their lives in World War I. Severely damaged in the Great Storm of 1987. Re-erected on present site on 11 November 2002.[3]
120x120px Memorial to Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl of Meath Lancaster Gate

51°30′40″N 0°10′48″W / 51.5112°N 0.18°W / 51.5112; -0.18 (Meath Memorial){{#coordinates:51.5112|-0.18|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Meath Memorial


1934 Cawthra, Joseph HermonJoseph Hermon Cawthra Memorial Unveiled 24 May 1934.[4]
120x120px Coronation of the Virgin Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Queensway

51°30′42″N 0°11′14″W / 51.5118°N 0.1873°W / 51.5118; -0.1873 (Coronation of the Virgin){{#coordinates:51.5118|-0.1873|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Coronation of the Virgin


mid–late 20th century[5] Mosaic Grade II (with church) Donated by Mrs Catherine Weston. Built as the United Methodist Free Church, the church was converted to Catholic use in 1954.[6]
120x120px Tempesta The Lancasters, Bayswater Road

51°30′39″N 0°10′55″W / 51.5108°N 0.182°W / 51.5108; -0.182 (Tempesta){{#coordinates:51.5108|-0.182|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM


2012 (unveiled) Blumenfeld, HelaineHelaine Blumenfeld Sculpture Unveiled 2 May 2012. Carved from Carrara marble at Studio Sem in Pietrasanta, Tuscany, the work stands at 4m high.[7]
120x120px Skanderbeg Lady Samuel’s Garden, Inverness Terrace

51°30′50″N 0°11′13″W / 51.5139°N 0.1869°W / 51.5139; -0.1869 (Skanderbeg){{#coordinates:51.5139|-0.1869|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM


2012 Bust Unveiled 28 November 2012. Marks the centenary of Albanian independence.[8]

Maida Vale

Maida Vale is an area of residential terraces and mansion blocks, defined at its southern end by the Regent’s and Grand Union Canals.[9]

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120x120px Memorial cross St Mark’s Church, Hamilton Terrace

51°31′54″N 0°10′57″W / 51.5318°N 0.1824°W / 51.5318; -0.1824 (War memorial){{#coordinates:51.5318|-0.1824|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
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after 1918 War memorial Commemorates parishioners who died in World War I.[10]
120x120px System No. 12 4 Maida Vale

51°31′35″N 0°10′43″W / 51.5263°N 0.1786°W / 51.5263; -0.1786 (System No. 12){{#coordinates:51.5263|-0.1786|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=System No. 12


2006 Wild, JulianJulian Wild EDCO Design[11] Sculpture A commission by the property developers Crest Nicholson.[12]
Mural Westminster Drug Project, Harrow Road

51°31′26″N 0°12′01″W / 51.5238°N 0.2002°W / 51.5238; -0.2002 (Mural){{#coordinates:51.5238|-0.2002|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM


2009 "Bleach", "Busk" and "Zadok" (from the Elsewhere Collective) Mural [13]


Paddington is the area west of Marylebone, in the postal district W2. Much of the recent public art in the area is connected to the Paddington Waterside developments.

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120x120px Siddons, SarahSarah Siddons Chavalliaud, Léon-JosephLéon-Joseph Chavalliaud

51°31′13″N 0°10′27″W / 51.5203°N 0.1741°W / 51.5203; -0.1741 (Sarah Siddons){{#coordinates:51.5203|-0.1741|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Sarah Siddons


1897 Statue Grade II 14 June 1897 by Sir Henry Irving.[14] Modelled after Sir Joshua Reynolds’s portrait Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse (1783), now in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Siddons attended St Mary’s Church on the Green and is buried in the churchyard, near her statue.[15]
120x120px War memorial St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Rowington Close

51°31′20″N 0°11′20″W / 51.5223°N 0.1888°W / 51.5223; -0.1888 (War memorial){{#coordinates:51.5223|-0.1888|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=War memorial


after 1918 Travers, MartinMartin Travers Crucifix [16]
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Great Western Railway War Memorial Facing Platform 1, Paddington station 1922 Jagger, Charles SargeantCharles Sargeant Jagger Tait, Thomas S.Thomas S. Tait Stone screen with statue Grade I
(with station)
Unveiled 11 November 1922 (Armistice Day) by Viscount Churchill.[17] The figure of a soldier stands reading a letter from home in front of a panel of black marble, suggesting the entrance to a trench dugout.[18]
120x120px World War II Memorial Gates Norfolk Place, between St Mary's Hospital and medical school

51°31′02″N 0°10′23″W / 51.5171°N 0.173°W / 51.5171; -0.173 (World War II Memorial Gates){{#coordinates:51.5171|-0.173|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=World War II Memorial Gates


1950 (unveiled) Wheeler, CharlesCharles Wheeler Wrought iron gates Unveiled 20 July 1950.[19]
120x120px Paddington Boy Scouts Memorial Paddington Recreation Ground

51°31′45″N 0°11′27″W / 51.5291°N 0.1909°W / 51.5291; -0.1909 (Paddington and St Marylebone Boy Scouts Memorial){{#coordinates:51.5291|-0.1909|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Paddington and St Marylebone Boy Scouts Memorial


1952 (unveiled) Memorial Commemorates the Boy Scouts of Paddington killed in World War II. The symbol of a circle with a dot in the centre is a sign used by Scouts meaning "gone home".[20]
Murals Westway flyover, near Royal Oak tube station

51°31′11″N 0°11′26″W / 51.5197°N 0.1905°W / 51.5197; -0.1905 (Murals){{#coordinates:51.5197|-0.1905|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM


1976–7 Public Art Workshop (Desmond Rochford and David Savage)[21] Dedicated "to the working people of Paddington",[22] these were, at the time of their completion, the largest exterior murals in England.[23] A critic for the Observer noted shortly after their completion that "a large dose of social realism has done wonders for the grey desert of Royal Oak".[22]
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Brunel, Isambard KingdomIsambard Kingdom Brunel Paddington station 1982 Doubleday, JohnJohn Doubleday Statue Unveiled 26 May 1982. One of two statues of Brunel commissioned by the Bristol & West building society; its companion, a standing figure, was unveiled in Bristol the same day.[24] Originally stood on the main concourse at the entrance to the Underground; relocated in 1998.[15]
120x120px Tile motifs Paddington station 1984–7 Hamilton, DavidDavid Hamilton Overprinted industrial ceramic tiles The scheme reproduces patent drawings for Sir Marc Isambard Brunel’s early tunnelling shield for the Thames Tunnel, a precursor to those used for the London Underground.[25]
120x120px The Messenger In front of St Mary’s Hospital, South Wharf Road

51°31′04″N 0°10′27″W / 51.5177°N 0.1742°W / 51.5177; -0.1742 (The Messenger){{#coordinates:51.5177|-0.1742|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=The Messenger


1993 Sly, AllanAllan Sly Statue [26]
120x120px Walking Man and Standing Man PaddingtonCentral

51°31′12″N 0°10′48″W / 51.5199°N 0.18°W / 51.5199; -0.18 (Walking Man and Standing Man){{#coordinates:51.5199|-0.18|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Walking Man and Standing Man


1998 and 2000 Henry, SeanSean Henry Statues [27]
120x120px Paddington Bear Paddington station 2000 Cornish, MarcusMarcus Cornish Statue Unveiled 24 February 2000 by Michael Bond, the character’s creator.[28] Represents his first appearance in A Bear Called Paddington (1958), sitting on a battered suitcase with a label round his neck reading "Please look after this bear. Thank you."[15]
120x120px The Family PaddingtonCentral (Sheldon Square)

51°31′10″N 0°10′49″W / 51.5195°N 0.1803°W / 51.5195; -0.1803 (The Family){{#coordinates:51.5195|-0.1803|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=The Family


2001 Buck, JonJon Buck Sculptural group [27]
120x120px Untitled (Yellow) PaddingtonCentral (One Kingdom Street)

51°31′09″N 0°10′54″W / 51.5192°N 0.1818°W / 51.5192; -0.1818 (Untitled (Yellow)){{#coordinates:51.5192|-0.1818|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Untitled (Yellow)


2001 Gontarski, StephenStephen Gontarski Sculpture Made of glass fibre painted bright yellow and lacquered, the sculpture is intended to invite a "corporeal reception by the public" and to "create a heart in the midst of an urban setting."[29]
120x120px Lock, Level, Line West End Quay, Paddington Basin

51°31′07″N 0°10′17″W / 51.5185°N 0.1715°W / 51.5185; -0.1715 (Lock, Level, Line){{#coordinates:51.5185|-0.1715|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Lock, Level, Line


2004 Lane, DannyDanny Lane Sculptures The work consists of four towers made from stacked corten steel and layered glass, which are intended to reflect the changing levels of water in the lock.[30]
120x120px Clove 2007 Cleveland Terrace

51°31′03″N 0°10′48″W / 51.5174°N 0.18°W / 51.5174; -0.18 (Clove 2007){{#coordinates:51.5174|-0.18|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Clove 2007


2007 Kneale, BryanBryan Kneale Sculpture [31]
120x120px Billy Bob & Mishke PaddingtonCentral

51°31′09″N 0°10′58″W / 51.5192°N 0.1829°W / 51.5192; -0.1829 (BillyBob & Mishke){{#coordinates:51.5192|-0.1829|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=BillyBob & Mishke


2008 Webb, GaryGary Webb Sculpture Pendant sculptures, located in water features at the extreme edge of the PaddingtonCentral development, of metal frameworks which support "blobs" of steel, painted in bright colours.[27][29]
120x120px Europea 1 and Europea 2 PaddingtonCentral

51°31′10″N 0°10′52″W / 51.5194°N 0.181°W / 51.5194; -0.181 (Europea 1 or 2){{#coordinates:51.5194|-0.181|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM||||||

name=Europea 1 or 2


51°31′09″N 0°10′52″W / 51.5191°N 0.181°W / 51.5191; -0.181 (Europea 1 or 2){{#coordinates:51.5191|-0.181|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM||||||

name=Europea 1 or 2


2008 Aiken, JohnJohn Aiken Sculptures Twin sculptures fashioned from Portuguese silver-grey granite with coloured enamel panels attached.[27][29]
Panels Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital

51°31′03″N 0°10′28″W / 51.5175°N 0.1744°W / 51.5175; -0.1744 (Panels){{#coordinates:51.5175|-0.1744|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM


2012[32] Opie, JulianJulian Opie Panels Opie wished to go against the general trend of artworks in hospitals by producing works with the aim "not to calm but rather to enliven".[33]
120x120px Mary Seacole, Alan Turing and Michael Bond (pictured) St Mary’s Square

51°31′13″N 0°10′36″W / 51.5204°N 0.1768°W / 51.5204; -0.1768 (Mary Seacole, Alan Turing and Michael Bond){{#coordinates:51.5204|-0.1768|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM
name=Mary Seacole, Alan Turing and Michael Bond


2013 Statues Three two-dimensional steel statues of notable people who lived (or in Bond’s case, still live) in Paddington, as voted for by local residents. From the Portrait Bench series of similar sculptures, commissioned by the charity Sustrans to stand along new cycling routes.[34]
120x120px Sir Simon Milton Merchant Square 2014 Denny, BruceBruce Denny Statue Unveiled 11 September 2014 by Eric Pickles.[35] Milton played an instrumental role in the regeneration of Paddington Basin and was a friend of the sculptor.[36]
120x120px Mural Grand Union Canal

51°31′22″N 0°11′31″W / 51.5228°N 0.1919°W / 51.5228; -0.1919 (Mural){{#coordinates:51.5228|-0.1919|type:landmark_region:GB-WSM


Herlihy, KevinKevin Herlihy Mural Made of debris collected by Stowe Youth Club.[37]


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