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The Step Outside Blog

As anyone who looks at our books will be aware, we love London and are passionate about helping other people to enjoy our city, through cost-free family days out.


A good few people have suggested that we write a blog about London things that have caught our attention, captured our hearts or made us think - or all of the above - so here it is.

We hope you enjoy it!

A nice spot in London: The Bali Bomb Memorial

By Francesca Fenn, Oct 11 2018 08:45AM

In 2002, terrorists detonated a bomb in a busy nightclub in Bali, killing 202 people. Just near the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, at the bottom of Clive Steps, is a memorial to the victims, twenty seven of whom were British, The simple but moving sculpture by Gary Breeze and Martin Cook was unveiled on the fourth anniversary of the bombing. It is a granite sphere measuring 1.5 metres in diameter, with 202 doves carved into it. The names of all the victims are engraved on the wall behind. The memorial looks out across Horse Guards Road to St James' Park.

It is included in our guide 'If Statues Could Talk', which will also get you free family entry to Westminster Abbey! (normally £40 for 2 adults & 1 child, plus £9 per additional child).

Nearest tube: Westminster on Circle, District and Jubilee lines

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