In Pictures: The Trafalgar Square Maze

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 97 months ago
In Pictures: The Trafalgar Square Maze

As previewed last week, a trivia-packed maze has been built in Trafalgar Square.Set between the Square's two fountains, the maze is decorated on the inside with replica street signs, representing different areas of Westminster, that are accompanied by blue boards which have little bits of London-related factoids for you to ruminate over as you try to find the exit (not a terribly tricky task, despite what the yelps from inside suggest).
There's a small performance space with different shows on each day. On Monday, it was Avenue Q
There's a small performance space with different shows on each day. On Monday, it was Avenue Q
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The security guards look like they should be watching the door at Tiger Tiger
The security guards look like they should be watching the door at Tiger Tiger

The maze comes from the West End Marketing Alliance, whose website claims that "getting lost has never been so much fun". Arguably, but it's not nearly as exciting as losing your way in the arteries of Soho at 3am on a Friday morning (it's certainly safer, mind). Though mainly aimed at tourists — the forty-deep queue certainly seemed of that ilk — the maze does also have appeal for locals; the more learned sort (particularly Sherlock Holmes fans) might quibble over the accuracy of some of the the wisdom being dispensed.

The maze runs until Friday, August 6th, from 11am - 8pm, and is free, though you may have to queuePrevious installations in Trafalgar Square: Tiny perching pigeons, a 'ghost forest', and a giant chessboard

Last Updated 02 August 2010