John Donne Memorial

The John Donne Memorial is a bronze bust of John Donne by Nigel Boonham, installed in the garden to the south of St Paul's Cathedral in London, United Kingdom. Donne faces east towards his birthplace on Bread Street. Below the bust is an inscription with the text

Hence is't, that I am carried towards the West,
This day, when my Soul's form bends to the East.

John Donne Memorial
The bust in 2014
ArtistNigel Boonham
SubjectJohn Donne
LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Coordinates51°30′48″N 0°05′50″W

It was commissioned by the City of London, led by Alderman Hall, and marks the first public memorial to Donne.[1]


  1. "New John Donne statue unveiled in the shadow of St Paul's". The Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral. 15 June 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
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