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London’s Public Art: Weaving Identities

A tall metal sculpture stands in a public park, holding up a couple of CCTVs that keep an eye on the area.


The lost history of a mosaic in Victoria

A small side street near Victoria contains a mosaic that people will tell you is an old advert for the Victor Talking Machine Company. They are wrong.


A history of the South Bank Lion

Standing proud above the tourists on Westminster Bridge is a statue of a noble lion who gave hope to London during WW2 and was saved by a King.


London’s Public Art: The Sunbeam Weekly and the Pilgrim’s Pocket

This statue of a man and a boy in Rotherhithe is going to be very heavily photographed for it will be a major site of pilgrimage for Americans in 2020.


London Public Art: The traffic light roundabout

In London's docklands is a roundabout, and in the middle a tree, blinking and flashing away -- made from a cluster of traffic lights.


London public art: The Paternoster Square sundial

It's quite easy to miss for such a large object, but high up on the wall of the Stock Exchange building is a giant sundial.


London Public Art: Shadwell DLR’s bike shed

A bike shed next to Shadwell DLR is an unlikely site for a piece of public art in London.


London Public Art: Statue of Captain John Smith

There's a statue of a man in the City of London who is famous in the USA, and little remembered in the UK, but his statue is here, in London.


London Public Art: The Whitechapel Threads

In the middle of a wide avenue by Shoreditch station stands three ropes threaded and frozen in space.


Refugees as art in Spitalfields

A wooden boat that once raced across the waves stands frozen in time carrying passengers who never arrive.