Sgt Pepper artist Peter Blake produces art for Gatwick

Peter Blake in front of image Sir Peter Blake's canvases show London landmarks in surreal settings

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The artist who designed The Beatles' iconic Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album sleeve has produced a series of canvases to greet travellers arriving at Gatwick Airport.

Sir Peter Blake's work shows London through the ages.

He said: "They are a fantasy London, so each one is a specific tourist attraction, but then lovely odd things are happening."

They are on display in the North and South Terminals of the airport.

He said: "If you're waiting for your bag and looking around you think, what are those animals doing in Westminster abbey?

"However much time you've got, there's a lot to look at."

In April Sir Peter recreated the Sgt Pepper cover to celebrate his 80th birthday, which included celebrities Amy Winehouse and Kate Moss.

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