Bookbenches in London: City Trail

Peter Pan outside St Paul's Cathedral. Created by Laura Elizabeth Bolton.

Peter Pan outside St Paul’s Cathedral. Created by Laura Elizabeth Bolton.

Colourful stories coming alive all around London in the form of open books! Books about Town and many incredible artists have yet again, done themselves proud with an amazing display of artwork in the city area of London.

It’s been a great experience hunting them out and finding new and interesting parts of London to investigate! This time around it was the City Trail.

That's not my Meerkat, painted by Sarah Jane Richards

That’s not my Meerkat, painted by Sarah Jane Richards

Characters from Jacqueline Wilson books. Painted by Jane Headford.

Characters from Jacqueline Wilson books. Painted by Jane Headford.

Bridget Jones's Diary. Painted by Paula Bressell.

Bridget Jones’s Diary. Painted by Paula Bressell.

Bridget Jones's Diary (back) Painted by Paula Bressell.

Fever Pitch. Created by Sophie Green

Fever Pitch. Created by Sophie Green

Fever Pitch (back). Created by Sophie Green

Fever Pitch (back). Created by Sophie Green

Peter Pan. Created by Laura Elizabeth Bolton.

Peter Pan. Created by Laura Elizabeth Bolton.

Peter Pan (back). Created by Laura Elizabeth Bolton.

Peter Pan (back). Created by Laura Elizabeth Bolton.

Dickins in Liverpool. Created by the students of Hillside High School, Bootle, Liverpool

Dickins in Liverpool. Created by the students of Hillside High School, Bootle, Liverpool

Dickins in Liverpool. Created by the students of Hillside High School, Bootle, Liverpool

Dickins in Liverpool. Created by the students of Hillside High School, Bootle, Liverpool

Brick Lane. Created by Charlotte Brown

Brick Lane. Created by Charlotte Brown

Brick Lane (back). Created by Charlotte Brown

Brick Lane (back). Created by Charlotte Brown

Aldermanbury Gardens

Aldermanbury Gardens

The Laura Marlin Myseteries, Aldermanbury Gardens

The Laura Marlin Myseteries, Aldermanbury Gardens. Created by Jane Headford

The Laura Marlin Myseteries (back).  Aldermanbury Gardens

The Laura Marlin Myseteries (back). Aldermanbury Gardens. Created by Jane Headford

Guildhall Courtyard - one of the many spots to feature a bookbench

Guildhall Courtyard – one of the many spots to feature a bookbench

Wilsden Cricketers' Almanack. Created by Trevor Skempton

Wilsden Cricketers’ Almanack. Created by Trevor Skempton

Wilsden Cricketers' Almanack. Created by Trevor Skempton

Wilsden Cricketers’ Almanack (back). Created by Trevor Skempton

The Wind in the Willows. Created by Mik Richardson

The Wind in the Willows. Created by Mik Richardson

The Wind in the Willows (back). Created by Mik Richardson

The Wind in the Willows (back). Created by Mik Richardson

Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel. Created by Mike Snowden

Stormbreaker: The Graphic Novel. Created by Mike Snowden

A Brief History of Time. Created by Paraig O'Driscall

A Brief History of Time. Created by Paraig O’Driscall

A Brief History of Time (back). Created by Paraig O'Driscall

A Brief History of Time (back). Created by Paraig O’Driscall

Noughts and Crosses. Created by Oliver Dean

Noughts and Crosses. Created by Oliver Dean

Noughts and Crosses (back). Created by Oliver Dean

Noughts and Crosses (back). Created by Oliver Dean

Katie in London. Created by James Mayhew

Katie in London. Created by James Mayhew

Katie in London (back). Created by James Mayhew

Katie in London (back). Created by James Mayhew

I think after doing the Bloomsbury Trail, the Riverside Trail and now the City Trail, I’d have to say that I think the quality of artwork is probably best on the Bloomsbury Trail. However, that’s not to say it’s not worth visiting the other trails, as there are always hidden gems amongst every trail and the city trail was definitely the easiest to photograph the benches!

Many thanks to the artists and organisers of Books about Town for putting together such a great experience for everyone to enjoy!

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