Olympic mascot tour guide dressed as Pearly King pops up Spitalfields Market

East End tour guides in the shape of Olympic mascots have popped up in and around Spitalfields Market this week.

Spitalfields is one of the areas chosen as part of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s Stroll - Discovery Trails’ Project.

Six unique walks have been created for the Olympic Games weaving their way through the capital. Eighty-three official Olympic Mascot sculptures feature along the trails.

The two-metre mascots have been designed to reflect the areas and its people with the one situated in Bishops Square, marking the finishing point of one of the walks, dressed as a Pearly King. Others around London are dressed as a Beefeater and Big Ben.

Mr Johnson said: ‘Wenlock and Mandeville are instantly recognisable characters. I can’t think of a more suitable pair of tour guides.”


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Smartphone users will be able to scan a code on the base of the mascots to discover more about the trails.

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