Amazing film character bronze statues in Leicester Square London with free audio tour!
Did you know you could get up close to some famous stars of film in Londons Leicester Square? In February 2020 some of the nation’s best loved characters and iconic film scenes were brought to life in Leicester Square. I love some of the unique statues in London and these Leicester Square Film Statues are in the home of London’s film.
This is one of the best things to do in Leicester square and its free! So why not take the kids up to London and discover some of the free things to do that are great fun in London
This is a free Statue Trail that features amazing movie characters. The scenes depict our fantastic movie history and it is a film attraction you can share with all your family and friends in London. Not only that there is a free audio tour you can take right in the square too using just your phone! If you are visiting Leicester Square at christmas be sure to check out the Leicester Square Christmas market too!
Have a selfie with a film star in Leicester Square!
Each filmstar is represented in a beautiful bronze statue just perfect for that celebrity selfie snapshot in London! This free must see film attraction shows “Scenes in the Square” with recognisable classic and contemporary film characters with some that are even brought to life at night with lighting.
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 or Paddington Bear, see musical statues from singing in the rain and Mary Poppins, spot the comic capers duo of Laurel and Hardy, see Harry Potter play quiditch and say what’s up Doc to Bugs Bunny. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy.
Where are the movie history Statues in Leicester Square?
The movie history Statues in Leicester Square are on roofs and benches as well as around the gardens. The full list of movie statues is here.
Leicester Square has long been London’s home of film for many years with the first cinema opening in 1930 and the very first film premiere taking place in 1937.
Leicester Square Statues list
These are the Statues currently at Leicester Square;
- Paddington Bear
- Mr Bean
- Wonder Woman
- Mary Poppins
- Harry Potter
- Bugs Bunny
- Laurel and Hardy
- Clifford the big red dog
- Gene Kelly
- Charlie Chaplin
Paddington Bear Statue in Leicester Square
Find the iconic British and well loved Paddington Bear sitting on a bench eating his sandwiches. He represents the later years and the great adventures of the Paddington bear movies 1 and 2. These paddington movies 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. The scene is from the 1929 movie Liberty which is the inspiration behind the statue. The Leicester Square Tickets TKTS booth is 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 on the wall in Leicester Court. This art instalment represents the 2020s and the 1984 release of Wonder woman. Wonder Woman who is a DC Super Hero bursts out of the wall and she is also lit at night.
Mr Bean on a bench in Londons Leicester Square
Why not sit on a bench next to a life size Mr Bean statue? The comic performer’s bronze statue Rowan Atkinson sits happily in the gardens waiting for selfies with film fans. Rowan’s character Mr bean was created in 1990.
Harry Potter statue in Leicester square
Every Harry Potter fan would love this figure of Harry Potter! where else can you see Harry Potter in London? This Harry Potter statue in Leicester square features Harry riding a broom stick and playing Quidditch. The long series of Harry Potter films are the inspiration for this remarkable statue.
Spot The Batman statue high up on the Cinema roof
Also gracing Leicester Square’s rooftops is Batman DC’s iconic Super Hero! Can you spot the statue high on the roof of the Ocean Cinema? He is keeping watch over London from the rooftops. In the foreground you can see the original statue of Shakespeare and Charlie Chaplin!
Gene Kelly Statue in Leicester Square
The Gene Kelly Statue in Leicester Square representing the 1950s as he swings on a lamppost. The scene is from the timeless dance in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ in 1952. One of the greatest movie film musicals of all time.
Bugs Bunny Statue in Leicester Square
“What’s up doc?” Check out the Bugs Bunny Statue in Leicester Square. This timeless statue of Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny the cartoon character is remarkable. He made his first official appearance in 1940’s A Wild Hare. You can find him with his carrots in a flower bed near the Tickets booth in the Square.
Mary Poppins Statue in Leicester Square
Probably my favourite is 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 my children and adults alike even today.
Clifford the Big red dog
You can even see Clifford the big red dog in the park. The huge big red dog that has become a movie film in 2021. It was originally a children’s book series by Norman Bridwell and is favourite amongst children. Even the statue is huge! This is said to be temporary statue so go find him soon before he disappears.
Leicester Square Statue free film audio tour
There are even interactive maps with 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 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 the London square.
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