Have you been to see any of the hats around central London yet? There are 21 hats on statues, decorated by Britain’s finest milliners. From House of Flora’s striking avant-garde Perspex aeroplane, to John Boyd’s tin of SPAM for Roosevelt, to a turban for the original Regency dandy, Beau Brummell.
Not forgetting the three magnificent statues in Trafalgar Square, Napier, General Havelock’s reflective Gaga-esque disk and George IV’s brilliant pearl encrusted creation by Stephen Jones. Not to mention the biggest of all the statues, Lord Nelson at the top of his enormous column - sporting a tremendous bicorn hat complete with union flag and a genuine Olympic torch. If you live in London and haven’t ventured into town to see them, or if you have got an excuse to come down to the capital tomorrow then we strongly urge you to come an have a look at the wonderful hats, and catch them in their natural habitat while you still can, as they will come down at the end of tonight.
Unlike the Olympics, where you will need tickets and passes paid for in advance, all the hats of the hatwalk are situated in public places where you can simply stroll up and view them for nothing. So what’s stopping you?
Check out all the hats on the hat map here