Statue: Pavlova statue
Erection date: 1911
A statue of Pavlova was added to the top of this newly built theatre in 1911 to celebrate the dancer and the role that the owner, Alfred Butt, played in her career. It is said that Pavlova considered it unlucky for her to see the statue and so avoided looking at it whenever she passed.
This was one of a number of London statues which were taken down for safe-keeping in 1939, but this one did not return and is now lost. A replica was installed in 2006, along with the head spike and spider's web entangling the dancer's limbs, presumably intended to deter pigeons - and look - no pigeons!
Site: Pavlova statue (1 memorial)
SW1, Victoria Street, Victoria Palace Theatre