On 20 July 1982 at this spot, a terrorist bomb was exploded as The Queen's Life Guard was passing. Four members of The Blues and Royals lost their lives. Twelve soldiers and six civilians were injured. Seven horses died. This memorial is dedicated to the memory of those who died, and was subscribed to by members of the Public and the Armed Forces.
London County Council Near this site stood Millbank Prison, which was opened in 1816 and closed in 1890. This buttress stood at the head of the river steps from which until 1867 prisoners sentenced to transportation embarked on their journey to Australia.