Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and the wooden people

Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and church steps

Here’s a few photos from taken around a bustling Covent Garden in central London over the weekend.

Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and the wooden people

I’m not entirely sure what this white bear-like thing was supposed to be doing. I watched him for a while trying to attract the attention of passers-by, most of whom swiftly moved on.

Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and church steps

Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and church steps

Here’s a bloke standing on his head.

Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and the wooden people

Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and church steps

Enjoying the Spring sunshine on the steps of the recently restored St Martin’s-in-the-Fields Church.

Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and church steps

Four wooden statues standing outside St Martin’s-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square.

The church’s name comes from when it was rebuilt by Henry VIII in 1542 to avoid plague victims from the area having to pass through his Palace of Whitehall. Back then, the church was literally “in the fields,” standing in an isolated position between the cities of Westminster and London.

Covent Garden, the white cuddly bear and the wooden people

The current impressive church building was completed in 1724, although the first recorded reference to a church on this site dates from 1222.