Elephant Parade: Which Are The Most Londony Elephants?

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Elephant Parade: Which Are The Most Londony Elephants?
'Bobby' in Speakers' Corner. Image by thegirlg in the Londonist Flickr pool.
'Bobby' in Speakers' Corner. Image by thegirlg in the Londonist Flickr pool.
Iconic London, on Bruton Street, is a mish-mash of London imagery, from the Thames to the Tube roundel to the red phone box. Note the paint bucket dangling from the mouth. Image by M@.
Iconic London, on Bruton Street, is a mish-mash of London imagery, from the Thames to the Tube roundel to the red phone box. Note the paint bucket dangling from the mouth. Image by M@.
Flocking to the City in Covent Garden. While the flighty doves dominate this elephant, its feet are painted with silhouettes of familiar London landmarks. Image by M@.
Flocking to the City in Covent Garden. While the flighty doves dominate this elephant, its feet are painted with silhouettes of familiar London landmarks. Image by M@.
Another mappish elephant, this time at More London. Image by M@.
Another mappish elephant, this time at More London. Image by M@.
The Map Elephant in Devonshire Square. Image by asw909 in the Londonist Flickr pool.
The Map Elephant in Devonshire Square. Image by asw909 in the Londonist Flickr pool.
Old Map of London, in Orange Square, Chelsea, showing the fields that now comprise the West End. Image by murphyz reproduced under Creative Commons license.
Old Map of London, in Orange Square, Chelsea, showing the fields that now comprise the West End. Image by murphyz reproduced under Creative Commons license.
This one doesn't look too Londony from the outside, but peer inside and it's a whole new world.
This one doesn't look too Londony from the outside, but peer inside and it's a whole new world.
Ele-mentary, my dear Watson. A Sherlockian pachyderm in, where else, Baker Street. Image by asw909 in the Londonist Flickr pool.
Ele-mentary, my dear Watson. A Sherlockian pachyderm in, where else, Baker Street. Image by asw909 in the Londonist Flickr pool.
A black cab elephant on the steps of the Royal Exchange. Image by M@.
A black cab elephant on the steps of the Royal Exchange. Image by M@.

Of the 260 or so painted-jumbos-about-town that constitute Elephant Parade, a handful use London as their inspiration. Here's a round-up of some of our favourites. Click through the gallery for locations.

Last Updated 18 May 2010