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Date updated: 5/19/2021

The City of London's statues brought to life 

Statues in the City of London are brought to life with voiceovers provided by some of the nation's most cherished speakers in the exciting Talking Statues project to animate much-loved street art.

Using drama, humour and location technology, Talking Statues breathes new life into the statues that surround us all.

How does it work?

Visit the statues on the PDF map below, swipe your phone on the nearby code and wait for a call - will it be Queen Victoria, Peter Pan or Sherlock Holmes? All you need is a phone with internet access.

Listen out for

  • Nicholas Parsons narrating Hodge the Cat
  • Hugh Dennis giving voice to a goat
  • Prunella Scales as Queen Victoria
  • Jeremy Paxman defending free speech as John Wilkes
  • Alan Johnson narrating Rowland Hill, inventor of the postage stamp
  • Maisie Williams as the daughter of the Broad Family
  • Clive Anderson bringing to life the daily trails and tribulations of a commuter
  • Sara Pascoe reading the minds of passers-by
Talking Statues map PDF (663KB)
Date submitted: 2/24/20