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Shaun in the City – Shaun’s Trail

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Once we completed Timmy’s Trail in Earlham Street at around 5:20pm, we were left with just one trail to complete, and then find the “Lost Sheep”. We decided to undertake the trail in reverse order with the first one at the north east end of The Mall, however food was in order. So at around 6pm, having eaten at the Pret a Manger on the north east corner of Trafalgar Square we walked along the front of the National Portrait Gallery towards Admiralty Arch and onto The Mall.

Outside The British Council is Me Llamo Shaun.

Shaun in the City - 11. Me Llamo Shaun

Shaun in the City – 11. Me Llamo Shaun
11 April 2015

At this point instead of returning to Trafalgar Square, we walked down The Mall to find number 48 Happy and Glorious in St James’s Park close to Buckingham Palace, but more of that in the next blog. Retracing our steps along The Mall, we got to Trafalgar Square and Nelson, and not the one at the top of his column.

Shaun in the City - 10. Nelson

Shaun in the City – 10. Nelson
11 April 2015

The next two Shaun’s are located on the south side of Leicester Square. Firstly Mossy Bottom.

Shaun in the City - 9. Mossy Bottom

Shaun in the City – 9. Mossy Bottom
11 April 2015

To the left of Mossy Bottom is Woolly Jumbo.

Shaun in the City - 8. Woolly Jumbo

Shaun in the City – 8. Woolly Jumbo
11 April 2015

And then both of them together.

Shaun in the City - 8. Woolly Jumbo & 9. Mossy Bottom

Shaun in the City – 8. Woolly Jumbo & 9. Mossy Bottom
11 April 2015

We left Leicester Square on the north side to Newport Place in China Town to pick up Jingtai.

Shaun in the City - 7. Jingtai

Shaun in the City – 7. Jingtai
11 April 2015

From China Town, the next Shaun we headed for was The Gruffalo Shaun in Coventry Street, close to Piccadilly Circus.

Shaun in the City - 6. The Gruffalo

Shaun in the City – 6. The Gruffalo
11 April 2015

In Shaun’s Trail there are two Shauns in indoor locations, so we were dependent on getting to them whilst the buildings were open. The first, Monsters! is in Ripley’s Believe It of Not!

Shaun in the City - 5. Monsters.

Shaun in the City – 5. Monsters.
11 April 2015

To get the next two meant heading up Regent Street. Ram of the Match is at the junction with Regent Place.

Shaun in the City - 4. Ram of the Match

Shaun in the City – 4. Ram of the Match
11 April 2015

At bit further up Regent Street is The Toy Shop with world-wide fame – Hamleys. The second indoor located Shaun of the trail, Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom was found here. We were fortunate that at 7:15pm on a Saturday, Hamleys was still open.

Shaun in the City - 3. Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

Shaun in the City – 3. Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom
11 April 2015

Leaving Hamleys, we also left Regent Street for Carnaby Street and onto the Broadwick Street for Rule Brittania.

Shaun in the City - 2. Rule Brittania

Shaun in the City – 2. Rule Brittania
11 April 2015

And so we headed back into Carnaby Street to find the First Shaun, and our last Shaun in the London trails.

Shaun in the City - 1. Baa-bushka

Shaun in the City – 1. Baa-bushka
11 April 2015

So at 7:25pm, it had taken us around 85 minutes to complete Shaun’s Trail, against the target time of 35 minutes for the 3km. However that did include a 25 minute detour to find one of the Lost Sheep.

We then headed to Oxford Circus to take the Bakerloo Line to Paddington Station to find more Lost Sheep.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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