Do you remember the Elephant? Eggs? Or Wenlock and Mandeville from the London Olympics? These figures were spread all over London and it was fun to find them all around town! :)
|Faberge Eggs around London (source Guardian)|
|Wenlock and Mandeville took over town (source DailyMail)|
|Baby Elephant Statues around London (source Telegraph)|
Under the National Literacy Trust's (NLT) and Wild in Art 's Books About Town project, 50 open-book shaped benches were distributed around London in specific places! They all depict wellknown books, that has some kind of connection to London or England.
For example Paddington Bear is on one of them.
|Paddington Bear Book Bench London|
|Dr Seuss Book Bench London|
There are 4 main designated areas where you can find them all. They are Greenwich, City, Riverside and Bloomsbury. If you are a bit of the lazy ones and prefer to have everything on a map, instead of finding them through exploring the area, then not to worry either! NLT has created maps for each location, just click above on the part of London you are interested.
Have fun finding these beautifully illustrated BookBenches! :)