In Pictures: The Big Egg Hunt, Part 1

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In Pictures: The Big Egg Hunt, Part 1
Eggs and gherkin.
Eggs and gherkin.
Bow ties ARE cool.
Bow ties ARE cool.
The post box egg was stolen in the first few days, but has since been retrieved.
The post box egg was stolen in the first few days, but has since been retrieved.
Egg and soldier.
Egg and soldier.
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A sociable egg.
A sociable egg.
There's Wally.
There's Wally.
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Chicken and Egg in Covent Garden. Image by M@.
Chicken and Egg in Covent Garden. Image by M@.
A floater over Carnaby. Photo by M@.
A floater over Carnaby. Photo by M@.
A glowing egg in St Martin's Lane hotel. Image by M@.
A glowing egg in St Martin's Lane hotel. Image by M@.

As anyone who's been to the West End, City, Canary Wharf, Southbank or Chelsea will know, London is currently albumenaced by over 200 giant painted eggs. The Big Egg Hunt, which runs until the end of March, includes many weird and wonderful designs from leading artists and designers.

We took a Boris bike around town over the weekend to snap some of the finest. Turns out that regular Londonist Flickr pool contributor Mike Murphy did the same, and with a better ability to take good photographs. So here's a selection of ovoid highlights from him and us.

And a piece of good news. The two eggs which were stolen in the early days of the Big Egg Hunt have been retrieved. Natasha Shaw's Hatch was recovered by police last week, and now we hear via Twitter that the post box egg (pictured above) has also been found.

Last Updated 28 February 2012