In addition to the permanent works which are the subject of this article, the City of Westminster also hosts several temporary displays of sculpture.The most prominent of these is at the Fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, which has shown works by contemporary artists on rotation since 1999.
Those discussed in this article include freestanding statues, busts and other kinds of permanent sculpture, memorials (excluding plaques without a sculptural element on buildings), fountains, murals, gates and exterior mosaics in the City of Westminster, except for those in the former metropolitan boroughs of Paddington and St Marylebone and in two of the Royal Parks of London, namely Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
These were the sculptor's first major works in Britain and the subject of heated controversy due to the figures' nudity in a public setting.
Much of the recent public art in this area was bequeathed to the London School of Economics in 2005 by Louis Odette, a Canadian alumnus of the university, who also founded the Windsor Sculpture Park in Windsor, Ontario.
He bequeathed a total of 13 works, mainly by Canadian sculptors, to the institution.
Not all of those works are within the remit of this list, as some are situated indoors or in the adjacent borough of Camden.