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Scenes in the Square

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In February 2020, an interactive trail of statues was unveiled in the heart of Leicester Square. Now, you can get ready to rediscover some of the nation’s best-loved characters and iconic film scenes as they’re brought to life in London’s home of film and entertainment.

Offering a free, must-see entertainment and film attraction, Scenes in the Square features recognisable characters and scenes, each immortalised in interactive and expressive bronze statues, with some brought to life in the evening through lighting.

Tune-in to the ultimate soundtrack to your journey with the audio walking tour. Narrated by DJ and Presenter Alex Zane, it’s the perfect accompaniment to your journey through the Scenes in the Square trail.

Hop onto your brooms to discover Harry Potter. Scour the buildings to find DC’s Super Heroes Batman and Wonder Woman. Budge up on a bench next to Paddington and Mr Bean. Burst into song with musical stars Mary Poppins and Gene Kelly. Career into comedy capers with comedy duo Laurel and Hardy or the brilliant Bugs Bunny. Or, take your seat and snap a selfie upon the legendary Iron Throne.

Event Info

Date & Time

February 01 - June 23

Location

Leicester Square, London, UK
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Tune-in to the audio walking tour

Enhance your experience with the ultimate accompaniment your journey through the Scenes in the Square trail; the audio walking tour.

Narrated by Alex Zane, our audio walking tour has been specially designed to accompany you on the trail if you go solo, or with family or friends.

Packed with movie clips, trivia, humour and interviews with stars including Paddington’s Hugh Bonneville and Gene Kelly’s wife and biographer Patricia Ward Kelly. The audio tour is available for FREE on all podcast platforms.

Learn more about the audio walking tour here.

Bugs and Gene BTS Scenes in the Square


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WANT TO SERIOUSLY IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE WORLD OF YOUR FAVOURITE CHARACTERS FROM FILM AND TV?

Tune-in to the audio walking tour

Enhance your experience with the ultimate accompaniment your journey through the Scenes in the Square trail; the audio walking tour.

Narrated by Alex Zane, our audio walking tour has been specially designed to accompany you on the trail if you go solo, or with family or friends.

Packed with movie clips, trivia, humour and interviews with stars including Paddington’s Hugh Bonneville and Gene Kelly’s wife and biographer Patricia Ward Kelly. The audio tour is available for FREE on all podcast platforms.

Learn more about the audio walking tour here.

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LOOKING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH STATUE?

From Laurel and Hardy to Batman

Representing the 1920s to 1940s is the legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy who starred in over 100 films together, including Liberty (1929) which is the inspiration for the daring stunt that will see their statues playfully teetering on a rooftop.

Another timeless figure who recently celebrated his eightieth birthday, is a statue of Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny, the animated character to have appeared in the most films in history since his first official appearance in 1940’s A Wild Hare, who graces a nearby flower bed.

Representing the 1950s is the joyful and iconic figure of Gene Kelly on a lamppost from the timeless dance sequence he directed and choreographed for ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ (1952). The film is regarded as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time.

Meanwhile a stunning statue of Mary Poppins appears to land gracefully in Leicester Square gardens, the 1964 film a shining example of 1960s cinema and still relevant today with Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s West End musical now playing at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Also gracing Leicester Square’s rooftops is Batman, DC’s iconic Super Hero, keeping watch over London from a rooftop. First introduced in Detective Comics #27, the heroic statue celebrates Batman’s onscreen presence in every decade since the 1980s.

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From Mr Bean to the Iron Throne

The trail also recognises British comedy great Mr. Bean, who bumbled his way to box office success in his first big screen outing ‘Bean’ in 1997, after first appearing on our television screens 30 years ago in 1990, with the versatile comic performer Rowan Atkinson playing the hapless hero.  Only 14 episodes of the original ‘live action’ TV series were made, followed by a further two feature films and three animated series. Mr. Bean is now the biggest TV brand on Facebook globally, with 89 million fans. Visitors will be able to share a bench in Leicester Square gardens with Rowan Atkinson’s internationally recognised creation.

Representing the 2010s is the treasured British icon Paddington, whose beloved cinematic outings Paddington and Paddington 2 premiered in Leicester Square in 2014 and 2017 respectively. Visitors to Leicester Square gardens will be able to sit on a bench and have lunch beside this marmalade loving star of two BAFTA-nominated films.

Representing the 2020s and the bright future of cinema, is Wonder Woman – DC’s iconic Super Hero who stands for justice, peace and equality. Bursting dynamically through a wall, the figure celebrates the 2020 release of Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot.

The tenth addition to the trail is the iconic Iron Throne, from the smash-hit HBO TV Show Game of Thrones. The new statue depicts the coveted Throne that all family houses across Westeros were battling for, across eight seasons of the record-breaking series and celebrates 10 years since the TV show first aired.

Celebrating the capital’s rich movie and entertainment history, this film attraction brings even more fun for all your family and friends in London’s entertainment epicentre. With London’s best restaurants, hotels and attractions all in one area, why not make a day of it – and take inspiration from our itineraries.