Bookbenches in London: Riverside Trail

Great Expectations Bookbench. Created by Ivan Liotchev.

Great Expectations Bookbench. Created by Ivan Liotchev.

A hint of colour hides around many corners in the London Bridge area of London lately. This is from all the amazing bookbenches created by artists for ‘Books About Town’.

Great Expectations Bookbench. Created by Ivan Liotchev.

Great Expectations Bookbench. Created by Ivan Liotchev.

If you missed my last post about the Bloomsbury Trail (featuring many of my favourites) check out this blog post with photographs of all the benches in that trail: Bookbenches for Books About Town »

The riverside trail was a tricky one. It was filled with tourists and crowds (cringe with me). So, unfortunately I was unable to capture many of the benches on this trail due to the amount of people sitting on them not taking the hint that me standing in front of them with my snapshot camera meant I wanted to take a photo of the stunning bench they were sitting/lying over.

On the bright side I did manage to capture one of my favourites (free of people) – the Paddington Bear bookbench. So check out the photos below and if you’re in London hunt them out!

Paddington Bear. Created by Michelle Heron

Paddington Bear. Created by Michelle Heron

Paddington Bear (back). Created by Michelle Heron

Paddington Bear (back). Created by Michelle Heron

Shakespeare Bookbench. Created by Lucy Dalzell

Shakespeare Bookbench. Created by Lucy Dalzell

Warhorse Bookbench. Rae Smith (original illustration) Created by Gerard Strong

Warhorse Bookbench. Rae Smith (original illustration) Created by Gerard Strong

Warhorse Bookbench (back). Rae Smith (original illustration) Created by Gerard Strong

Warhorse Bookbench (back). Rae Smith (original illustration) Created by Gerard Strong

Discworld Bookbench. Created by Paul Kidby

Discworld Bookbench. Created by Paul Kidby

Clarice Bean Bookbench. Lauren Child (original illustrations) Created by Jane Headford

Clarice Bean Bookbench. Lauren Child (original illustrations) Created by Jane Headford

Clarice Bean Bookbench (back). Lauren Child (original illustrations) Created by Jane Headford

Clarice Bean Bookbench (back). Lauren Child (original illustrations) Created by Jane Headford

The World of Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson. Created by Axel Scheffler

The World of Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson. Created by Axel Scheffler

The World of Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson (back). Created by Axel Scheffler

The World of Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson (back). Created by Axel Scheffler

My next attempt of hunting bookbenches I’ve will be the city trail. I’m going to try for early in the morning on a weekend day, with the hope that I will dodge people. Wish me luck!

For more information about the Books About Town Bookbench Trails check out my previous post about the Bloomsbury Trail here or visit www.booksabouttown.org.uk.

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