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"London's West End is a-mazing!"

Trafalgar Square maze
UPDATED PHOTO: Here's what Trafalgar Square looked like from August 2-6, when the maze described below was in place.

We can't take credit for the a-mazing headline (hence the quotation marks), but we're happy to publicize the forthcoming "giant maze" in London's Trafalgar Square from Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6.

The maze will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, and admission is free.

According to the West End Marketing Alliance Press Office, "visitors can uncover hidden gems by exploring the unique maze, which features many of the West End's most famous streets and lanes, including well-known hubs such as Covent Garden through to the back streets of Soho Square. 

"With so many interesting facts and historical moments on every corner, getting lost has never been so enjoyable. Upon reaching the heart of the maze, visitors will be rewarded with an exclusive taste of the amazing entertainment, culture, dining, and shopping on offer throughout the West End."

The WEMA Press Office couldn't resist adding that "London's West End is the world's top cultural, shopping, and dining destination, with a global mix of 2,500 restaurants and bars, 2,000 shops, 40 renowned theatres, 30 museums and galleries, 17 Michelin star restaurants, and 7 tranquil green spaces" [or perhaps 8, if you count the maze]. 

Note to York, Paris, Tokyo, et al: If you dispute the "world's top" claim, complain to the West End Marketing Alliance, not to us. WEMA has a Web site at

Artist's rendering: WEMA


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