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8 October 2012

See Bela Bartók

A statue to the Hungarian composer Bela Bartók was first unveiled outside South Kensington Tube Station in October 2004, taking a brief break between 2009 and 2011, and being re-installed last Autumn.

The position was chosen for the statue due to its proximity to 7 Sydney Place, where Bartók stayed when performing in London, and it was designed by Hungarian sculptor, Imre Varga.

For more, see http://www.polishheritage.co.uk/


  1. Small correction - Bartok was Hungarian, probably why the sculptor is Hungarian :-)

  2. Yes, apologies. I should stop writing these things on Sunday nights...

  3. Thanks for posting this! I walked by this statue at least 20 times last week and didn't know who it was or why it was there.