Catch London's bus art sculpture trail

2014 is the Year of the Bus in London, with a range of activities promoting and celebrating bus use. The latest addition is the Year of the Bus Sculpture Trail featuring work from 40 illustrators and artists


London Takes the Bus by Rod Hunt and in situ, above and below. Hunt says ""I found inspiration by looking at the Key Bus Routes in central London map & seeing that it almost looks like the map is spelling the word 'Bus' in the route lines." Vinyl wrap by The Graphical Tree



The Graphical Tree team working on Hunt's sculpture



Produced with Wild in Art (whose we book benches we previously featured here) the sculptures are sited in three areas of the city – Westminster, along the river and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Visitors can download maps here to discover them all

They are all based on the form of the new Routemaster and are are 2.5m long, 1m high and 0.5m wide


Come Rain or Shine by Thomas Dowdeswell


London Telephone Bus by Stephen McKay


Queen's Conductor (Busby) by Oliver Dean


Spectrum by Kristel Pillkahn


Routemasters by Edward Carvalho-Monaghan


Ding by Crispin Finn


Dazzler by Sophie Green


The sculptures, which are all funded by sponsorship, will be on display until December, after which they will be auctioned to raise funds for three charities: Kids Company, Transaid and London Transport Museum.