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25 January 2014

Pay tribute to Robert Burns in Embankment Gardens

Tonight is Burns night  - possibly the last before the Scots vote to become independent - and if you haven't already secured a ticket to one of the array of London Burns Night celebrations, you can find a statue of the man himself in Embankment Gardens.

The statue is one of three cast from the same sculpture by Sir John Steell,  presented to London by John Gordon Crawford and unveiled by Lord Rosebery in July 1884. The other two statues are in Dundee and New York, and a bust based on the statue can also be found in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.

For more on London's Burns Night celebrations, see http://londonist.com/2014/01/ceilidhs-pipes-haggis-london-burns-night-parties-2014.php

^Picture © www.gardenbreaks.com used under a Creative Commons license^

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