Placing a Memorial at Metropolitan

Many families like the idea of placing a remembrance bench or tree at Metropolitan – the club has a connection to many people who served as officers of staff within the Metropolitan Police Service, but also some have sporting connections, or simply a connection to the club socially.

We welcome families to apply for a memorial to be placed at Metropolitan where we have availability, we do request that the memorial meets our specifications and must be approved by our Directors before being accepted. We allow a limited number of benches or trees to be placed on the grounds, however, a plaque added to our Memorial Wall is available to many more applicants and memorialises loved ones without the additional cost or maintenance of a bench or tree.

What should I do next?

Please click the below button to complete our application form detailing your loved ones connection to Metropolitan

What are the choices of memorial?

Memorial Wall Plaque

We have a ‘Memorial Wall’ in our front gardens which is home to a number of plaques and flowers can be left here, there is an area to sit and enjoy the view.


We welcome Picnic style benches as these are well used and loved by many. Traditional Benches can be applied for, however, with an abundance of these already, they sit longing to be used and loved.


Although we have lots of land, the land is used for sports & events and therefore a limited opportunity to plant many trees each year. We will consider all applications, however, approvals are limited.

Any rules for memorials?

Yes, all Benches & Picnic Benches should be made from Recycled Composite Plastic. Not only good for the environment, the material does not rot, and therefore is low maintenance.

The location of all memorials (Benches/Trees) should they be approved will be left to the discretion of the club. However, if you have a plaque on the Memorial Wall, this will not be relocated.

Does this cost anything?

Whilst the club will not charge you to place a memorial, the club will also not maintain the memorial. You should budget for any additional maintenance, regular flowers or brass polishing for the plaque in your planning of the memorial. Metropolitan is a non-profit club, and donations are also welcome to the organisation if you prefer to make one instead of placing a bench or tree.