In total, twenty-eight new Routemaster bus sculptures, painted and adorned by well-known and aspiring artists have been commissioned. The sculptures form a collection of up to 60 bus sculptures which will be placed across London on four walking trails as part of the Year of the Bus.
The walking trails – the first three of which are “Around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park”, “Around Westminster” and “Around the River” – are being delivered with creative events company Wild in Art. The fourth sculpture trail will be in Croydon.
The Bus Sculpture Trail project is part of TfL's celebrations to mark the Year of the Bus and aims to promote walking, to highlight the vital role the bus plays in the capital and to raise money for charity.
The sculptures, which are 2.5m long, 1m high and 0.5m wide have been sponsored by various organisations and will remain on public display for a minimum of seven weeks. They will then be brought together in a final display at the end of the project before being auctioned early next year, to raise invaluable funds for three charities: Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum.
Find out where the buses are located in the Park by following the link below.