Friday Photos: London's Dolphins

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 39 months ago
Friday Photos: London's Dolphins
Lamp on the Thames. See something fishy? Yes, it's a sturgeon, but they're still referred to as Dolphin Lamps. Photo:Mike Murphy
Lamp on the Thames. See something fishy? Yes, it's a sturgeon, but they're still referred to as Dolphin Lamps. Photo:Mike Murphy
Girl and Dolphin statue by David Wynne near Tower Bridge, one of London's most photographed statues if Londonist's Flickr pool is anything to go by. Photo: Dan Raven
Girl and Dolphin statue by David Wynne near Tower Bridge, one of London's most photographed statues if Londonist's Flickr pool is anything to go by. Photo: Dan Raven
Girl with a dolphin statue seen through a crystal ball. Photo: Anatoleya
Girl with a dolphin statue seen through a crystal ball. Photo: Anatoleya
Boy and Dolphin in Chelsea, also by David Wynne. Photo: Francesco Camardo
Boy and Dolphin in Chelsea, also by David Wynne. Photo: Francesco Camardo
Statue in Barbican. Photo: Homemade
Statue in Barbican. Photo: Homemade
Trafalgar Square dolphin. Photo: Alison Kinsey
Trafalgar Square dolphin. Photo: Alison Kinsey
Boy and Dolphin by sculptor Alexander Munro, located in Hyde Park. Photo: vgallova
Boy and Dolphin by sculptor Alexander Munro, located in Hyde Park. Photo: vgallova
Sundial at Greenwich Observatory. Photo: Ron D
Sundial at Greenwich Observatory. Photo: Ron D
Dave the Dolphin overlooking Canary Wharf when Rainbow Warrior docked at Thames Quay in 2009. Photo: Treesiepopsicles
Dave the Dolphin overlooking Canary Wharf when Rainbow Warrior docked at Thames Quay in 2009. Photo: Treesiepopsicles
Holborn Dolphin. Photo: Dave McGowan
Holborn Dolphin. Photo: Dave McGowan
Abandoned on the street. Photo: D Mud
Abandoned on the street. Photo: D Mud
Fleet Street dolphin. Photo: Richardr
Fleet Street dolphin. Photo: Richardr

London and dolphins aren't two things you would have thought go together (unless we're talking about rogue dolphins swimming up the Thames). Yet if you know where to look, these beloved cetacean mammals are surprisingly plentiful on the capital's streets.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist Flickr pool: Alison Kinsey, Anatoleya, D Mud, Dan Raven, Dave McGowan, Francesco Camardo, Homemade, Mike Murphy, Richardr, Ron D, Treesiepopsicles, vgallova,

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Last Updated 28 November 2014