London Sculpture trails

Exploring Chimps Are Family sculpture trail

chimps are family trail london

A few weeks ago my daughter and I hopped into London for some sightseeing. We managed to visit Sky Gardens, Superbloom at the Tower of London before finishing off with the Exploring Chimps Are Family sculpture trail. The sculpture trail runs between London Bridge and Tower Bridge and is open until 22nd October so there’s plenty of time to go and see it.

Exploring Chimps Are Family sculpture trail

We are huge fans of sculpture trails and public art. There is always something to see and do in London, and it doesn’t feel that long ago since we visited the Corgi Trail (still on until the end of August).

Chimps Are Family sculpture trail

The Chimps Are Family sculpture trail features 28 larger-than-life-sized chimps scattered along the South Bank. They are not art but more educational, as each sculpture depicts realistic poses that replicate the chimps behaviour.

Chimps Are Family sculpture trail

With information plaques that explain what the chimpanzees are doing and why, there is plenty of reasons to stop and find out more about each sculpture.

Chimps Are Family sculpture trail

We downloaded a map and Little Sis was able to tick off each sculpture as we found it. The sculptures are all quite close together and she had fun looking for them all.

Chimps Are Family sculpture trail

There was only one sculpture which wasn’t where it should have been (according to the map!). Luckily a nice security guard told us it was missing, so we didn’t spend too long looking for it.

The sculptures are the work of Gillie and Marc who are also responsible for the Rabbitwoman and Dogman in Spitalfields Market we visited last year.


You may be interested in these other posts about public art in London:

The Queen and her Corgis trail

Scenes in the Square, Leicester Square

Walking with the Snowman, London Bridge City

Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel, York Road, Waterloo

Colourwalk around Notting Hill, London

Elephant trail at Spitalfields Market London

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    Rhian Westbury
    August 7, 2022 at 10:22 am

    I’m heading into London next week and this looks like such a nice thing to do to wander south bank. Such a lovely trail x

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