Sunday Sights

Peter Pan

Every Sunday I’m posting a photograph of an iconic building, location or view in London. As a tour guide, I take great pleasure in showing these world famous sights to visitors and this weekly blog series will serve as a virtual extension of my guided walks.

greatormondstreetgoshAn iconic figure of children’s literature, Peter Pan has become one of the most famous fictional characters associated with London. While George Frampton’s sculpture in Kensington Gardens is often highlighted, this lesser well known bronze version of J.M. Barrie’s creation can be found outside the main entrance of Great Ormond Street Hospital in Bloomsbury. Made by the British artist Diarmuid Byron O’Connor, this statue was unveiled in 2000 and Tinker Bell was only added a couple of years later to it.

Fun fact: Did you know that in 1929 J. M. Barrie gifted all the rights of Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital?

Yannick Pucci is an independent tour guide and founder of London Unravelled. All his public walks can be found on EventBrite and you can also follow his adventures on Twitter.