As you know, I can never resist an “artistic trail” and I’m currently obsessed with the Olympics, so you can imagine my delight when I came across the Wenlock & Mandeville London Discovery Trail.
Wenlock and Mandeville are the rather unusual cycloptic mascots of the London 2012 Olympics. They’ve been reproduced 82 times with different décor and set out on six routes around the capital, designed to give you a good overview of the best of the city. You can find out more here.
On Friday afternoon Jen and I decided to take on the pink route, which encompasses a sort of Theatreland, Strand, Covent Garden area. We set off with the map, with little hope since the maps for these kinds of things tend to be beyond rubbish. However, I have to hand it to whoever organised this one because the map was perfect.
It was a really lovely walk, especially since we got to stroll through Victoria Embankment Gardens, which is one of the most beautiful parks in London.
These are my three favourite statues from the Pink Trail, you can check out the rest here.