Giant Image Of Royal Family On The South Bank

The last word in Jubilee bunting can now be viewed on the South Bank. This colossal banner of the Royal Family currently dangles from Sea Containers House, next to Blackfriars Bridge. The bus isn’t really there. We’ve added it to give a sense of scale.

The banner, reminiscent of Pyongyang leader worship, will grace/blight the south bank until the end of June. At 100 metres wide and 70 metres tall, it shows the queen approximately 43 times her usual height. It’s like something from the nightmares of David Icke.

Don’t worry about the poor office workers whose views have been sheathed. The building is currently empty and undergoing redevelopment.

To balance out this blatant bit of Royalism, we invite our more mischievous readers to take an image of the banner and use Photoshop or similar to give it a bit of a touch-up (if we dare use that phrase in front of Her Majesty). Here’s a version without the bus. Send your best efforts to


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  • dico dico dico

    Wouldn’t such images be more suited to the leader worship in Pyongyang, North Korea, perhaps? I know that we are now living under a corporatist regime, but we do not need our noses rubbed in it.

  • Andrea Vail

    Bit of an old/odd image to pick.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, it’s from 35 years ago. The PR blurb said something about how no one would have gone down to the Southbank when the photo was taken…and just look at it now.

  • sinister dexter

    While hospitals & essential services die through lack of funding

  • Lauryn McBadger

    It looks like you put the bus there to cover Her Maj flipping us the bird. 

  • Christine


  • Emily Hortense

    I like it. 

  • Michaelolivier

    Why is Mark Philips there?

    • Richard Blogger

      Haha a touch of Stalinist airbrushing would add a touch of irony to it!

  • beefqueen

    Bloody awful.