Nelson’s statue by the Trafalgar Tavern


This statue of Nelson stands adjacent to the renowned Trafalgar Tavern pub which overlooks the Thames.

The Nelson statue was created by sculptor Lesley Pover after being commissioned by Trafalgar owner Frank Dowling in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005.

Speaking at the time, Dowling said: “I think she’s done a great job. It took her two years to do and she should be very proud of herself.”

It was officially unveiled by designer Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen, who was also a resident of Greenwich at the time.

Late in 2012, the statue appeared to be tilted back – possibly from a bungled theft attempt – and the statue was subsequently taken away for a year to be repaired.


From its position looking out across the Thames, this Nelson gets to see all the visiting ships up and down the river and is popular with tourists.

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