Here's something that both tourists and locals can enjoy: a giant maze whose walls are lined with little-known facts about the capital.
The shrub-based puzzle can be found in Trafalgar Square from 2-6 August. As you work your way through the maze, you'll encounter nuggets of information about over 20 of the West End's streets. And we're not talking the usual 'did you know that the statue of Eros isn't really Eros' entry-level trivia. This is well-chosen, original stuff. Find out where the grapefruit was first introduced to London, why a local viscount invested in a herd of goats, and locate the studio where Monty Python's Flying Circus was produced.
The scheme is the brainchild of The West End Partnership, who have put together the maze to entice tourists out of their usual rat-runs: the unholy rhomboid of Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. From what we've seen so far, the maze will also teach Londoners a thing or two about their city's history. That's if you can get inside. The artist's rendering above seems to be missing a few thousand people.