A display of some of the 60 new mini Boris Buses took place in central London this morning causing more than a few heads to turn and people to point and giggle at the sight.
The New New Routemasters will be deployed across London as part of the celebrations to mark the Year of the Bus.
They will however not carry passengers — as they are static models of buses, that have been decorated by artists ahead of being sold to raise money for charity.
The collection of 60 bus sculptures will be placed across London on four walking trails as part of the Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail. The first three trails will be installed from Monday 20 October with a fourth following in time for Christmas.
The walking trails – the first three of which are “around Westminster”, “around the River” and “around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park” – are being delivered with creative events company Wild in Art. The fourth trail will be in Croydon.
The sculptures will be brought together in a final display at the end of the project before being auctioned, with all proceeds split between Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum.