Tourists in London this week are getting a bonus attraction. A giant maze has been built in the heart of London’s iconic Trafalgar Square as part of a campaign to encourage visitors to the city’s West End.
The brainchild of the West End Partnership marketing group, the labyrinth of laurel and thuja bushes features signs from the West End’s famous streets, lanes and squares. And there are cultural tidbits as well.
For instance, on the maze’s Carnaby Street sign there’s trivia that the street inspired Ray Davies to write The Kinks’ hit “Dedicated Follower of Fashion.”
Historic Trafalgar Square itself gets a nod on another sign as home to the world’s smallest police station.
The Daily Mail says once inside the maze it’s actually not very difficult to find the exit, but there’s plenty of interest to keep people occupied, including live performances and activities in the center of the maze.
The cast of “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” and other performers from shows at West End theaters were among those scheduled to perform.
The maze will be up at the square until Saturday.
Trafalgar Square, in central London, is a 200-year-old landmark featuring Nelson’s Column – honoring Admiral Horatio Nelson – and fountains. Even without the maze, it’s a must-do photo stop.