Author: Susan Bywater

About Autor

Susan Bywater

Is an award winning freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories about social justice and environmental issues. Her first book, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World (University of Regina Press) was released in early March 2002.

The London Society and London Historians* have joined forces to conduct this most important of polls. Last year, they asked for nominations; dozens were submitted. Now the list has been whittled down to a terrible ten.

The shortlist contains a mix of maligned monuments — from abstract sculptures to (perhaps controversially) war memorials. Some were chosen for sheer ugliness. Others were deemed to be unsuitable for the location, or inappropriate to the subject.

Take a look at the shortlist and cast your vote. Some of the inclusions may surprise.

The ‘winner’ will be announced at a special event on 26 February 2019. The evening will also include a series of talks about Londoners who should be commemorated but aren’t.