The Natural History Museum in South Kensington is very interesting and fun to visit.If you look around in the main hall, might be surprised to find lot of monkeys –
They are climbing up ladders that seem to be a spines with vertebrae.
I think they represent monkeys going up the ladder of Evolution – and there’s Charles Darwin keeping an eye on things!
Here are some other nice monkeys around town.
The organ grinder and his monkey are on a building on St. James’s Square. Buchanan House has a series of relief panels called “The Cries of London”. They were created by Newberry Trent. I don’t know the connection of this theme with the building they decorate.
This monkey is in the lower ground escalator hall at Harrods on a large panel that shows the flora and fauna along the Nile. It’s a slightly unreal looking monkey – weird.
These two panels of animals are on the “Grand Buildings” at the north east corner of Northumberland Avenue.
Very few people even give them a glance as they walk up towards Trafalgar Square. I really like the zebra on the one on the left, and I think you can almost hear the monkey calling (or is he a baby orangutan?) The primate trying to climb out of the panel on the right is definitely a gorilla, and the little bat at the top has a look of alarm.
There are LOTS of sculptures of animals – all around the city.