A giant maze has been erected in Trafalgar Square in London to celebrate the best of the West End.

Maze in Trafalgar Square

Amazing maze in Trafalgar Square

From 11am to 8pm today, 2 August 2010, and daily until this Friday 6 August, the giant maze will be free to the public to enter and explore.

The maze celebrates the idea of getting lost in London’s West End and features a number of famous street, lanes and landmarks in the area including Covent Garden and Soho Square. Special blue plaques provide information on famous residents who have lived on the streets.

In the centre of the maze, visitors will be rewarded by an ever-changing array of entertainment, from drag queens from Priscilla Queen of the Desert to Dirty Dancing dance classes, dragons from Chinatown and a Carnaby Street party.

The maze has been developed by the West End Partnership.

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West End Partnership

FACTS ABOUT THE WEST END

The West End is one of the world’s greatest concentrations of shops, historic landmarks, entertainment venues and restaurants.

Over 2,500 restaurants & bars are located in the West End – with 17 Michelin star restaurants

Over 40 major theatres and 30 museums and galleries are located in the area

There are 2,000 shops to shop in – and 7 green spaces to recover in.