If there’s one thing that everyone knows about the Queen, it’s that she loves corgis. She has, after all, owned some 30 of them in her lifetime! It’s no surprise then that so many of the Platinum Jubilee events over the weekend are corgi themed. Well, there’s about to be a lot more corgis in London, some of them quite a bit bigger than others. Londoners (and visitors, no one’s going to stop you!) can now go on a corgi treasure-hunt along a corgi trail: ‘The Queen & Her Corgis’.
Comprising of 19 massive corgi statues, each measuring up to two metres in length, the trail invites people to solve clues to hunt down each of the individually decorated corgis. Alternatively, for those keen to find them all as quick as possible without having to bother with any of the puzzle-solving, a special map details each of the locations. The trail runs from Victoria station to just outside Aldwych’s Royal Courts Of Justice, and different contemporary London artist decorated each of the 19 statues. Named after the Queen’s own dogs, you can expect names such as Dookie, Muick, Holly, Sugar, and even Whisky. Those are the names of the statues, by the way. Not the artists. That would just be silly.
Be sure to post a picture of your favourite corgi from the trail for a chance to win a night’s stay with breakfast and Royal Afternoon Tea for two at the Conrad London St. James Hotel. Just pop #thequeenandhercorgis onto your post, and tag @victoriabid and @thenorthbankbid, to be in with a chance to win. (Why not tag us too while you’re at it – with #mysecretlondon or @secret.london).
The corgis are available to find until the end of July when they’ll be auctioned off for charity. For a full list of the artists involved, and a link to the corgi trail map, head here.