Just south of the Thames near Westminster Bridge where the South Bank begins (or ends depending how you view it) lies a street performer’s dreamland. Millions of visitors pass this area en route to the London Eye, Big Ben, the London Aquarium or to the National Theatre begging to be entertained. Statues who come to life when heavy coins (they can tell if they’re under 50p) are dropped into hats, chain saw jugglers on unicycles, out of place mariachi bands, acrobats flipping backwards off the bank into the sand below, American Idol rejects belting out tunes and some mighty poor/fine impersonators set up shop and will work as long as they have a captive paying audience. Be sure to take your camera when you go!
[images courtesy of Erin Maury]