Big Ben, meet the Gipper.
U.S. & World
Normally, the council only permits statues in honor of people who have been dead for more than 10 years. Reagan died in 2004. But it says it has approved a request by the Reagan Memorial Fund Trust to recognize the former president's contribution to world politics.
The memorial will stand opposite a statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower -- but that doesn't mean President Barack Obama will see it the next time he crosses the pond to London.
Former U.S. ambassador Robert Tuttle said last year the embassy will be relocated from central London to a new site in the south of the city.
The U.S. has no plans to lug the nearly-a-ton statue to the new location, an embassy spokesperson told the Times of London.
"It's not our statue," the spokesperson said.