Iconic London

By sizemore Last edited 148 months ago
Iconic London

A few distinctive London eyefulls have been awarded icon status.

Westminster Abbey, the tube map, red telephone boxes, Wimbledon and the Thames itself have now joined previous London icons Big Ben, Routemasters, Brick Lane, Notting Hill Carnival, The Globe Theatre and The Tower of London.

The full list can be seen here.

The idea is for the icons to develop into a vibrant portrait of England.

The 21 additions, which also include English weather, Iron Bridge and Doctor Who, have been revealed by the government's online Icons project. Officials plan to expand the list to 100 by the end of the year.

This project is funded by Culture Online, part of the Department for Culture, Media, Sport and Stating the Bloody Obvious.

The tube map iconic? No, get away! We look forward to seeing Black Cabs and Hating the French being added in the next round.

Last Updated 10 November 2006