It’s a little-known fact that the O2 dome in Greenwich is just the upper portion of a giant sphere that extends deep underground to house the Blackwall Tunnels and a secret James Bond baddie base. Many smaller spheroids can be found around town. Most recently, the statue usually called Eros received a protective bubble for the winter season, and Christmas baubles now droop from the rooftops of Chinatown and Covent Garden. Here, then, are London’s biggest balls.
Sadly, we don’t have a good photo of the Old Street beach ball, which came a-cropper during the recent hurricane. Nor ZSL London Zoo’s memorable sculpture of a dung beetle, rolling up its turdball. And for completeness, we should also add the skeletal sphere on top of the Coliseum theatre. Who wants to share their own balls with us?