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Join icons from a century of cinema in Leicester Square's statue trail

FROM earlier this year, a dynamic trail of interactive bronze statues has graced London’s Leicester Square, celebrating the capital’s rich movie history and exciting future.

Scenes in the Square is a unique cultural initiative by Discover Leicester Square, operated by Heart of London Business Alliance, in partnership with major film studios and the help of Westminster City Council.

A creative expression of the past hundred years of movie magic, the long-term art installation will feature highly recognisable classic and contemporary film characters, each immortalised in interactive and expressive bronze statues, some brought to life in the evening through lighting.

A perfect outing for the whole family, there really is something for everyone! It could be having your picture taken eating a marmalade sandwich with Paddington, taking off under Mary Poppins umbrella or answering the Bat signal’s call with Batman at the iconic Odeon Luxe Leicester Square.

Each statue is designed to captivate the audience and transport you to the imagination of some of the world’s most beloved films, in one of the world’s most famous squares!

Statues include the following:

Laurel and Hardy in Liberty – representing the 1920’s, legendary comedy duo who starred in over 100 films together. Found dancing above the TKTS hall.

Bugs Bunny – representing the 1940’s, will be found chomping on a carrot in a flowerbed in the west quadrant.

Gene Kelly in Singin’ In The Rain – representing the 1950’s. The timeless dance sequence will come to life and be available for tourists to pose on the lamppost with Mr. Kelly.

Mary Poppins – celebrating the 1960’s, quite possibly one of the most iconic British characters. She will be found gliding into west terrace of the square with her umbrella to hand.

Batman – representing the 1980’s, one of two DC Comic Superheroes in the square. He will be found stood above the Odeon Cinema. Be sure to catch him at night as his Bat Signal will be beamed onto the Odeon tower beside him.

Mr. Bean – representing the 1990’s. Another iconic British character, Mr Bean will be found sat on a park bench in the square.

Paddington Bear – representing the 2000’s and quite possibly the most beloved British story. Paddington will be found on a park bench in the square eating a marmalade sandwich.

Wonder Woman – representing the 2010’s and beyond, and the second of two DC Comics in the square. She will be found bursting out of the Vue cinema on Leicester Court. Be sure to catch her at night as her lasso of truth will be lit up.

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