London’s Biggest Heads

Some of the very first Londoners were decapitated at the sword of Boudicca. Ancient myths speak of a Welsh giant called Bran, whose head was buried where the Tower of London now stands. That same spot became synonymous with beheadings, including the fatal foreshortening of three queens. For centuries, the spiked heads of traitors would gorily decorate London Bridge.

All of which is to tenuously build up some loose connection between London and heads. It occurs to us that quite a collection of oversized noggins peppers the capital. In the gallery above, we’ve rounded up six of the most impressive. You’ll find plenty more in the British Museum and other galleries, but it’s too sunny outside to be head-hunting indoors.

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