National Windrush Monument
51°30′12″N 0°06′49″W / 51.5034°N 0.1137°W / 51.5034; -0.1137
LocationWaterloo Station, London, England
DesignerBasil Watson
Opening date2022
Dedicated dateWindrush generation

The National Windrush Monument is a bronze sculpture by Basil Watson in Waterloo Station, London. It was unveiled in June 2022 by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.[1] The monument commemorates the British West Indian immigrants who came to the United Kingdom on board HMT Empire Windrush in 1948, who subsequently became known as the Windrush generation.[2][3] The inscription accompanying the monument lists the members of the Windrush Committee who commissioned the sculpture, and a poem by Laura Serrant, "You Called ... and We Came".

See also


  1. ^ "Windrush generation 'moved to tears' as monument unveiled in London". The Guardian. 23 June 2022. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Basil Watson chosen to design national Windrush Monument". GOV.UK. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  3. ^ "The perfect storm: Basil Watson creates the National Windrush Monument | Art UK". 22 June 2022. Retrieved 25 June 2022.