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Each “book bench” features a story, but not any old story; every single one is linked to London in one way or another and each is based on a book such as “How to Train your Dragon, “The Railway Children”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, “Peter Pan”, “Sherlock Holmes” and so many more. You can see the entire list of benches and also their location. The website tells you all about each bench and also about each artist. For example the bench based on “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne is by artist Valerie Osment is a Professional Visual Artist based in Essex and this BookBench is on the Bloomsbury Trail.

Here are just a few of the “bookbenches” that are dotted around London. You can even OWN one of these benches by bidding in advance of their auction on 7 October.


Dr Seuss
Author: Theodor Seuss Geisel
Theodor Seuss Geisel (artwork) Created by Jane Headford


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Author: C.S. Lewis
Artist: Quad Digital Mandii Pope


Sherlock Holmes stories
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Artist: Valerie Osment


The Railway Children
Author: E. Nesbit
Artist: One Red Shoe


How to Train Your Dragon
Author: Cressida Cowell
Artist: Cressida Cowell (original illustrations) Created by Gerard Strong


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Bridget Jones’s Diary
Author: Helen Fielding
Artist: Paula Bressel