I started my adventures looking for statues in London. I read a book as a kid titled Stoneheart, in which there are statues around London that come to life. When I was in London last summer, I wanted to find some of them, but couldn't find the time. Luckily, I have another chance here, and I managed to find most of them.
The first statue I found was that of The Gunner (as he is referred to in the novel). Pictured is the war memorial monument, with The Gunner featured in the centre. The Gunner is the first statue to appear in the book as an ally to the protagonist.
The Fusilier is another ally of the protagonist. It is a part of the Royal Fusilier War Memorial, standing just outside Holborn Bar on a traffic island in the middle of HIgh Holborn. It was created to represent all of the fusilier casualties in World War I.
The Black Friar
The Black Friar is a statue that stands on the walls of Blackfriar's Pub. He helps the protagonist and gives him a place to stay after he spends an entire day fleeing from evil statues known as "taints".
Samuel Johnson wrote the first comprehensive dictionary, and after receiving so much praise for his work, a statue of him was put up post-mortem. In the novel, he helps the protagonist by solving riddles presented by the Sphinxes. He is affectionately referred to as Dictionary Johnson.
The Sphinxes are a part of an obelisk statue erected beside the London River. They both help and hinder the protagonist by offering him information that he needs in exchange for, in a natural sphinx fashion, solving riddles.