One of the best things to do in London’s Leicester Square is visit the amazing bronze statues that you can get up close with and take photos! The Leicester Square Statues are famous stars of film immortalised in bronze in and around the square. The installation has been in London since February 2020 and is still being added to. Some of the words best-loved film characters and iconic scenes have been brought to life! Meet the Mary Poppins statue, Sit next to Paddington Bear and eat lunch, Sit in the throne chair from Game of Thrones or stroke Clifford the big red dog.
Its a great thing to do in Leicester square and great fun for children and film lovers alike. Lets explore the characters and scenes in the square and get up close to some of the unique statues in London.
The best thing to do in Leicester Square is the Leicester Square film Statues for a day out in London, Instagrammable installations of film character bronze statues with the free audio tour!
The free film Statue Trail features film and movie characters from the most loved films all around the square. The film attraction depicts fantastic movie history and you can share it with all your family and friends in London. If you scan the bar code on the board, you can listen to a free audio tour you using just your phone! This free must-see film attraction shows “Scenes in the Square” which are even brought to life at night with lighting.
Leicester Square is one of the most famous squares in London’s West End. It has long been London’s home of film for many years with the first cinema opening in 1930. It is also the place for film premieres in London with the first film premiere taking place in 1937. You will be able to get up close and snap a selfie with your favourite characters and movie scenes. Spy Wonder Woman or Batman up high! Sit on a bench next to Mr bean, see musical statues from Singing in the Rain and Mary Poppins, spot the comic capers duo of Laurel and Hardy, see Harry Potter play Quidditch and say what’s up Doc to Bugs Bunny. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy.
The Statues were placed in the square to mark the square’s 350th anniversary.
Find out here how to get tickets to some of the best west-end theatre shows in London Leicester Square box office TKTS.
Where are the Statues in Leicester Squares scenes in the square?
The movie history Statues in Leicester Square are all around the square on rooftops and benches as well as around the square’s gardens.
How do you listen to scenes in the square?
Scan the QR code on some of the statues or search for ‘scenes on the square’ on your favourite podcast provider. You can then listen to an audio tour of all the statues.
How many Statues are there in Leicester Square?
There are 13 bronze figures and statues in Leicester Square. Including the oldest William Shakespeare on the fountain to the newest Clifford the Big red dog from ‘Scenes in the Square.’
The Leicester Square statues include the following;
- Charlie Chaplin
- William Shakespeare on top of the fountain
- Laurel and Hardy
- Bugs Bunny
- Paddington Bear
- Gene Kelly
- Mary Poppins
- Harry Potter
- Wonder Woman
- Mr Bean
- Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Game of Thrones Chair
What are the statues in Leicester Square and where are they?
Clifford the Big Red Dog
This statue was temporary and is no longer there. London’s Leicester Square is Clifford the big red dog. Clifford the Big Red Dog was recently unveiled by star of the film actor and comedian Jack Whitehall. You will find him outside the square in flower beds in Cranbourn Street.
Clifford the big red dog is a gigantic big red dog that has become a movie film in 2021. It was originally a children’s book series by Norman Bridwell and is a favourite amongst children. Even the statue is huge!
You can use your phone to scan the image and learn the story of a little dog who grows to an enormous size the more he is loved by his young owner Emily Elizabeth. As Emily Elizabeth discovers, rescue dogs truly are a special breed. The statue is in aid of Battersea Dogs Home who save rescues just like Clifford the big red dog and help them find forever homes.
Paddington Bear Statue in Leicester Square
Find the iconic British and well-loved Paddington Bear sitting on a bench eating his marmalade sandwiches. He represents the later years and the great adventures of the Paddington Bear movies 1 and 2. Depicting a scene from the Paddington Bear movie voiced by Ben Whishaw. These Paddington movies also premiered in Leicester Square in 2014 and 2017. Why not sit on the bench beside him and have your lunch?
Laurel and Hardy Statue in Leicester Square
High above TKTS Booth teetering on the rooftop you will see the famous comedy duo, Laurel and Hardy. This statue depicts the 1929 short film, Libert. The pair appeared in over 106 films with their clumsy funny antics. The TKTS booth is also the best place in London to get cheap theatre tickets!
Where is the Wonder Woman Statue in Leicester Square London?
You will find the Wonder Woman Statue in Leicester Square high above the wall in Leicester Court. This dynamic statue bursts out of the wall in a powerful jump. This art instalment represents the 2020s and the 1984 release of Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman who is a DC Super Hero is shown here holding her lasso of truth to bring peace and justice. She is also lit at night.
Game of Thrones Iron Throne
This was a temporary statue in the square and is no longer there. Here you can sit on the Game of Thrones Iron Throne in Leicester Square. The statue depicts the Throne all family houses across Westeros were battling for across eight seasons of the iconic Game of Thrones series. sitting in the square set amongst other classic scenes and characters as part of the sculpture trail including Wonder Woman, Singin’ in the Rain and Batman. The Iron Throne will remain part of the Scenes in the Square sculpture trail until 11 October 2021.
Mr Bean statue Londons Leicester Square
Why not sit on a bench next to a life-size Mr Bean? The comic performer’s bronze statue Rowan Atkinson sits happily in the gardens waiting for selfies with film fans. The statue was for the celebration of 30 years of Mr Bean. Mr Bean is one of the most famous comic creations ever. There were only 14 television series of Mr Bean before he hit the big screen after Rowan’s character Mr bean was created in 1990. If only Mr Beans iconic mini car was immortalised next to him too!
Harry Potter statue in Leicester Square
Every Harry Potter fan will fall in love with this statue of Harry Potter! You can get up close to him for a photo with his famous Nimbus 2000 broom. This Harry Potter statue in Leicester Square features Harry riding a broomstick and playing Quidditch. He is now immortalised in an image of the famous film ‘The Philosophers Stone’ The long series of Harry Potter films is the inspiration for this remarkable statue. Daniel Radcliffe starred in all 8 of the Harry Potter movies.
Batman statue in Londons Leicester Square
Perhaps the most remarkable statue in London is the one of Batman standing proud on the Leicester Square rooftops of the Odean Cinema. Batman first appeared in detective comics in 1939. This Batman DC’s iconic Super Hero statue can be spotted high on the roof of the Odean Cinema. He is keeping watch over London from the rooftops. Batman continues to shine and be one of the most iconic film legends ever.
Bugs Bunny Statue in Leicester Square
Bugs Bunny sits with his carrots in the flower bed on the corner of the square opposite Pizza Hut. Check out the Bugs Bunny Statue in Leicester Square with his famous line “What’s up doc?. This timeless statue of Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny the cartoon character is remarkable. Bugs Bunny made his first official appearance in 1940’s A Wild Hare.
Gene Kelly Statue in Leicester Square singing in the rain
The Gene Kelly Statue in Leicester Square represents the 1950s as he swings on a lamppost. This statue makes you smile as Gene swings around with his umbrella. The scene is from the timeless dance in the ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ movie in 1952. Singing in the Rain is regarded as one of the greatest movie film musicals of all time. you can find the Gene Kelly Statue near All Bar One in the flower bed.
Mary Poppins Statue in Leicester Square
Mary Poppins is one of the most loved musicals of all time. It certainly is one of my favourites so what a thrill to see the amazing Mary Poppins Statue in Leicester Square Gardens. Mary lands gracefully with her umbrella in the air! A favourite film from 1964 and a great example of 1960s cinema. Mary Poppins is loved by children and adults alike, even today. You can see Mary Poppins the musical which is currently playing at the Prince Edward Theatre London.
New Indiana Jones Statue ( Harrison Ford )
Leicester Square welcomes a new addition to its collection of iconic celebrity statues in 2023. This time, it’s Indiana Jones, the beloved action hero played by Harrison Ford, who is immortalized in bronze. Created in conjunction with releasing the final instalment of the Indiana Jones film series, titled “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” the life-sized statue was carefully placed in the square on May 31, accompanied by a crate containing his trademark fedora and whip. While the official unveiling of the Harrison Ford sculpture is scheduled for late June, just before the movie hits theatres on June 28, eager fans can locate the Indiana Jones near Greggs’s bakery opposite the cinema.
Leicester Square Statue free film audio tour and a handy map
Find the interactive map in the square so you can download sounds and visuals to accompany the figures. In the Leicester Square Statue free film audio tour!
Find the handy character map located in the flower beds opposite Maison Du Mezze and Burger King. Hold your phone up to the little black disc, and a notification will pop up on your phone. Tap the pop-up to and you can listen via your preferred podcast platform.
You can also search scenes in the square in podcasts and listen also. You can use the board map at the the corner of the square and use the map to guide yourself around the square and find the statues one by one.
This unique audio tour offers an immersive experience as you explore the eight iconic film scenes that celebrate a whole century of cinema in London square.
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