I was really sad to discover that the Narnia Books About Town bench in St George’s Gardens WC1 has gone. I presume that it’s been removed by the organisers, ready to be auctioned, rather than half-inched by unscrupulous bench thieves. Or I hope so anyway.
I’ve loved the installation which has adorned three areas in London – Bloomsbury, Greenwich and The City – over the course summer.
In all there are 50 benches, each one depicting a famous book. It is in aid of the National Literacy Trust. My favourite was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, but I also quite liked 1984, James Bond and Agatha Christie’s Poirot.
The benches are to be sold off on 7th October to raise money for the Trust. Sadly I don’t think my pocket money will stretch that far, but I’m open to donations… It’s almost my birthday after all.
Having a bit of a disaster today. I missed the train I was supposed to be on by 1 minute, so found myself cooling my heals for an hour in Waterloo. We decided to go for a wander and happened across some beautiful mosaics in a back alley near Lambeth North.
It’s amazing what you can find in London. So many hidden gems. I look forward to discovering more!