London Photo Tours for Visitors

Statues and Monuments - Greenwich

Due to its seafaring history Greenwich has quite a few statues - most of them are secreted in the National Maritime Museum. There are a few outside in various places ...

James Wolfe (1727 - 1759) - by Robert Tait McKenzie 1930

james wolfe statue greenwich park london


Situated next to the Royal observatory high up in Greenwich Park.

General James Wolfe known for the capture of Quebec in Canada died there during the battle aged 32.

His bronze statue is black and is standing on the high plinth which is white so the combination is difficulty for photography especially with a typical white London sky.

Best to take separately or make too dark and lighten the blacks a bit in good software.


Wolfe plinth and statue Greenwich

general Wolfe statue London commissioned by canadian people


The statue and plinth was commisioned and paid for by the Canadian People. The plinth is made of stone and still looks impressive in spite of some bomb damage in world war II and some recent vandalism.

The Statue/monument looks out and down towards the Maritime Museum below with stunning views across the whole of London.



Travel: mainline rail Greewich or by River Cruise

Nearest tube: Cutty Sark Gardens (DLR)

note: The roadtrain through Greenwich Park is no longer running so it is a tough walk up to the statue from Greenwich if you have health problems. It's easier to walk beside the road instead where there are seats strategically placed.