[gallery] This striking monument commemorates Margaret MacDonald who from 1890 (when she was 20) began devoting her time and energy to organisations focussed on improving the lives of the working class, particularly women. The sculpture contains this inscription; ‘She brought joy to those with whom she lived...

      [gallery] Christchurch Gardens SW1 (near St James’ Station) This scroll-like sculpture is a tribute to the Suffragette Fellowship, established in 1926 to preserve the history and spirit of the struggle of the fight for women’s right to vote and emancipation. It was unveiled in 1970 by Lilian Lenton,...

        [gallery] Aske’s Hospital, named after Robert Aske, was one of the earliest and grandest almshouses in Shoreditch. Almshouses were charitable associations providing housing; Robert Aske bequeathed the money to the Haberdashers’ Company in 1689. Now the surrounding buildings are private housing but in the 17th century the almshouses...

          [gallery] Holborn Viaduct Statues EC1As you cross Holborn Viaduct, make sure you keep an eye out for the sculptures. Representing Fine Art, Science, Agriculture, Commerce these impressive female figures were sculpted by Henry Bursill and Farmer and Brindley in 1868. The dragons and lions are pretty...

            [gallery] Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined Royal Academy 25 January - 6 April 2014 £14, concessions available. Walking into the main galleries, where so many blockbuster exhibitions have been held, I was struck by the fact the glass doors have been removed. you walk into the space...

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