Books About Town – City Trail

I hit the final and biggest trail on the National Literacy Trust Books About Town tour on my own today to pick up the last fifteen benches (minus the 1984 one, which isn’t back from repair yet) and the upcoming 51st book which is still being voted on by book lovers. The City is one of the most interesting parts of London, being technically made up of only a square mile. The rest of London is actually the City of Westminster… but I digress. The City is the heart of London’s financial district as well as some of its most iconic sights including St Paul’s Cathedral and The Tower of London, which means the super modern stands shoulder to shoulder with the truly historic. If you are going to do any of the trails and want to be awed by London, this is definitely the one for you… plus it’s the easiest to navigate. Here are the benches I snapped.

Katie in London by James Mayhew

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Noughts and Crosses by Oliver Dean

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Usborne’s that’s not my bench by Rachel Wells (original illustrations) Jenny Hillborne (design) Painted by Sarah Jane Richards

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Jacqueline Wilson by Nick Sharratt (original illustrations) created by Jane Headford

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Bridget Jones’s Diary by Paula Bressel

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Mary Poppins by Darel Seow

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Peter Pan by Laura Elizabeth Bolton

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Dickens in Liverpool by Hillside School

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Fever Pitch by Sophie Green
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Brick Lane by Charlotte Brown

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Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack by Trevor Skempton

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The Laura Marlin Mysteries by David Dean (original illustrations) created by Jane Headford

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Alex Rider by Kanako and Yuzuru (original illustrations) created by Mike Snowdon

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The Wind in the Willows by Mik Richardson

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A Brief History of Time by Paraig O’Driscoll

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6 Comments

  1. These are so cool! My favorite was The WWind in the Willows!

    1. Abbi

      I’m quite sad it’s basically over. The Wind in the Willows one is so cute.

  2. I really want to plan a trip to London to visit these benches – such a lovely project/idea 🙂

    1. Abbi

      They will be around until September and then they will be auctioned off to raise funds to increase literacy levels in the UK.

  3. I think this is the coolest thing ever!

    1. Abbi

      I wish there were more of them. I am a bit sad now that I am finished.

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