Trafalgar Square maze has tourists in a daze

August 4, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Thousands of tourists are getting lost in the centre of London’s Trafalgar Square following the construction of a gigantic pop up maze.

The two-metre high maze, which took six hours to construct, has themed lanes to highlight interesting facts about the history of the West End’s most famous cultural hotspots.

Examples include Carnaby Street, which inspired Ray Davies to write The Kinks’ hit ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion,’ and Trafalgar Square itself, which is supposedly home to the world’s smallest police station.

Organisers are also putting on daily entertainment with Saville Row tailors trimming the hedges today, an orchestra performing on Thursday with the event coming to a close on Friday with 1960’s party.

It’s all part of a campaign to promote the capital’s iconic West End with visitors encouraged to get lost among the towering hedges within the area.

Jace Tyrrell, campaign director for the West End Partnership said by filling the maze “with some of the best examples of what the West End has to offer, we’re hoping to encourage visitors to go beyond their usual path and enjoy getting a little lost!”

The maze, which is free to visit, is open from 11am to 8pm.

By Ashley Hamer

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