Giant maze pops up in London's Trafalgar Square

The Maze at Trafalgar Square
Image caption The hedges are 7.9ft (2.4m) tall

People visiting London's Trafalgar Square are being urged to get lost in a temporary maze.

Parts of the maze are named after areas of the West End and as the visitors try to find their way around they can learn about those places.

In the centre of the maze there will be a different piece of entertainment, from around the West End, every day for the five days the maze will be open.

The labyrinth, organised by the West End Partnership, runs until 6 August.

The free maze is a mixture of laurel and thuja, is 7.9ft (2.4m) tall and measures approximately 98ft (30m) by 66ft (20m).

The different events at the heart of the maze include a showcase from some of the cast of the West End show Priscilla Queen of the Desert, a giant paper dragon show from Chinatown and a Carnaby Street-inspired 60s party.

Jace Tyrrell, from the West End Partnership, said: "By creating the maze and filling it with some of the best examples of what the West End has to offer, we're hoping to encourage visitors to go beyond their usual path and enjoy getting a little lost."

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