Tower Hill Memorial

Tower Hill Memorial

The Tower Hill Memorial is a rare oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of the City. It is located on Tower Hill, directly opposite the Tower of London and is a regular haunt of office workers at lunchtime.

The memorial commemorates the sacrifice of merchant seamen and the fishing fleet during both wars as well as those that fell in the Falklands campaign of 1982. It consist of a sunken garden a vaulted corridor and a smaller memorial of an anchor on a circular plinth.

The first World War memorial is the vaulted corridor that faces on to the pavement and has the names of twelve thousand men who drowned inscribed on twelve large bronze plaques

The memorial for World War Two is the sunken garden. The garden is semi-circular and is surrounded by more bronze plaques which have the names of twenty-four thousand British and fifty Australian seaman written on them. This is situated behind the vaulted corridor and off the road, allowing it some peace from the traffic.

The Falklands memorial is to one side of the garden and is on a small patch of land by itself. This was opened on 4th of September 2005 and  commemorates those who died in the Falklands campaign of 1982.