London … Fifty Shades of Grey Wool: rounding up all fifty ‘Shaun in the City’ sheep sculptures around the English capital

Would ‘ewe’ believe it, Shaun the Sheep’s in town! Fifty sculptures of the loveable woolly character by famous animation company Aardman, are presently (Spring 2015) dotted around London where they will remain until the end of May. During the Summer another seventy sculptures will appear all over Bristol. All 120 sculptures will then be auctioned later in the year to raise money for the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity.

Having taken on the challenge to complete previous London sculpture trails …

Books About Town 2014 Fiona Watt That's Not My Meerkat Rachel Wells Sarah Jane Richards front with St Pauls    London The Paddington Trail Paddington Bear The Telegraph Good News Bear body with Big Ben

Routemaster 60 Year of the Bus sculpture the final gathering at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park TfL Wild in Art with The Paralympic Bus by Tom Yendell

… I just had to find all the Shauns in my home town, and so below are photos of those fifty said sheep. There are a lot of photos below (over 200!) so you may need to refresh your screen if they do not all load on the first attempt (apologies for any inconvenience). Click on the smaller thumbnail photos to view them on a larger scale.

More on ‘Shaun in the City’ both in London and Bristol, the charity behind the trails and details on the auction can be found on the official Shaun in the City website here.

Also, apologies in advance for some dreadful sheep puns to follow. Not all of them are mine, but probably the worst ones are.

As for finding all the ones in Bristol … click here.

TLT x

 


 

Ewe-nion Jack

Laura Cramer

The London Eye, Timmy’s Trail

Is that really the London Eye or Saintly Shaun's halo?

Is that really the London Eye or Saintly Shaun’s halo?


 

Shaun-Xiao

Stephen Taylor

HM Tower of London, Bitzer’s Trail

Shaun's impression of a baa-it coin

Shaun’s impression of a baa-it coin


 

Chelsea Pen-Shaun-er

In honour of the Chelsea Pensioners

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Shirley’s Trail

There's a large sheep pen(sioner) by St Paul's Cathedral

There’s a large sheep pen(sioner) by St Paul’s Cathedral

Shaun in the City London Shirley's 's Trail, Chelsea Pen-Shaun-er, The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Gardens, Chelsea Pensioners, face close up with St Paul's


 

Happy & Glorious

Vivi Cuevas

Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park, The Farmer’s Lost Sheep Trail

Queen Eliza-baa-th II taking a stroll in St James's Park

Queen Eliza-baa-th II taking a stroll in St James’s Park


 

Kanzashi

Kate Strudwick

The Lloyds Building, Lime Street, Bitzer’s Trail

Why so sad Shaun? Is it because your sh-ewes are hurting you standing in them all day?

Why so sad Shaun? Is it because your sh-ewes are hurting you standing in them all day?


 

Mossy Bottom

Sylvia Bull

Leicester Square Gardens, Shaun’s Trail

Shaun the Sheep has a dog for a nose. How does he smell? (Ah, no ... that's a different joke)

Shaun the Sheep has a dog for a nose. How does he smell? (Ah, no … that’s a different joke)


Shaun in the City London Shaun's Trail, Mossy Bottom Shaun, Leicester Square Gardens, Sylvia Bull, Aardman, and Shaun in the City London Shaun's Trail, Woolly Jumbo, Leicester Square Gardens, Joseph Dunmore, China Eastern Airlines

Shaun in the City London Shaun's Trail, Mossy Bottom Shaun, Leicester Square Gardens, Sylvia Bull, Aardman, and Woolly Jumbo, Leicester Square Gardens, Joseph Dunmore, China Eastern Airlines, Woolly closest


 

Woolly Jumbo

Joseph Dunmore

Leicester Square Gardens, Shaun’s Trail

Baa-ritish Airways

Baa-ritish Airways


 

Globetrotter

Sarah Matthews

Tower Bridge, South Tower, Bitzer’s Trail

Pretending to be a Freeman of the City by trying to walk this sheep over Tower Bridge (I didn't get very far)

Pretending to be a Freeman of the City by trying to walk this sheep over Tower Bridge (I didn’t get very far)

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Globetrotter, Tower Bridge South Tower, Sarah Matthews, Villa Plus, front with City Hall Shard and HMS Belfast


 

Yeoman of the Baaard

Vivi Cuevas

Tower Pier, Tower of London, Bitzer’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail,Yeoman of the Baaard, Tower Pier, Vivi Cueyas, Yankee Candle, front looking at Tower of London

 

Yeoman Shaun proving very popular indeed

Yeoman Shaun proving very popular indeed


 

What do you get if you cross Paddington Bear with Shaun the Sheep?

London The Paddington Trail Paddington Bear Michael Bond Paddington Platform 8 Paddington station, body from below with train and crowd in background      plus         Shaun in the City London Shirley's 's Trail, Larry the Lamb, Visit the City Information Centre


 

Paddington Shaun

Merchant Square, Paddington Basin

The Farmer’s Lost Sheep Trail

So is this a Shear or a Beep?

So is this a Shear or a Beep?


 

Baa-roque

Sadie Butler

St Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Churchyard, Shirley’s Trail

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

Shaun in the City London Shirley's 's Trail, Baa-roque, St Paul's Cathedral St Paul's Churchyard, Sadie Butler, Burges Salmon LLP, legs


 

Another One Rides the Bus

Susan Donna Webber

Covent Garden West Plazza, Timmy’s Trail

Shaun and co. enjoying a busker performing in front of St Paul's Church (also known as The Actors Church) ...

Shaun and co. enjoying a busker performing in front of St Paul’s Church (also known as The Actors Church) …

... although the busker appeared to be doing less acting and more stripping

… although the busker appeared to be doing less acting and more stripping

Shaun-in-the-City-London-Timmys-Trail-Another-One-Rides-the-Bus-Covent-Garden-West-Plaza-Susan-Donna-Webber-Pasta-King-UK-Ltd-front-741x1024


 

Nelson

Benjamin Cox & Vojtech Dvorak

St Charles Roundabout, Trafalgar Square, Shaun’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Shaun's Trail, Nelson, Trafalgar Square, Benjamin Cox and Vojtech Dvorak, GEA, front with Nelson's Column

One pigeon that just won't shift off Nelson in Trafalgar Square

One pigeon that just won’t shift off Nelson in Trafalgar Square

Shaun in the City London Shaun's Trail, Nelson, Trafalgar Square, Benjamin Cox and Vojtech Dvorak, GEA, pigeon close up

Shaun in the City London Shaun's Trail, Nelson, Trafalgar Square, Benjamin Cox and Vojtech Dvorak, GEA, pigeon on back with Big Ben

Is that really Shaun the Sheep in Trafalgar Square?

Is that really Shaun the Sheep in Trafalgar Square?


 

Lambmark Larry

Jenny Urquhart

Paddington Station, Platform 8, The Farmer’s Lost Sheep Trail

Yes, Shaun was definitely in Trafalgar Square... and has a 'tail' to tell about it

Yes, Shaun was definitely in Trafalgar Square… and has a ‘tail’ to tell about it

Station designer and famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Shaun not seeing eye-to-eye for some reason. (By the way, Brunel is not that big, he's just nearer to the camera)

Station designer and famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Shaun not seeing eye-to-eye for some reason. (By the way, Brunel is not that big, he’s just nearer to the camera)

That's a fine top hat Mr Brunel. I wonder how it would look on Shaun

That’s a fine top hat Mr Brunel. I wonder how it would look on Shaun


 

Br-ewe-nel

Brunel University

Tate Modern, Bankside, Shirley’s Trail

It suits him very well indeed

It suits him very well indeed


 

Liberty Bell

by the ‘Shaun in the City’ team

Fenchurch Street Station, Fenchurch Place

Shaun and his American Eagle friend (left) having a nice day by Fenchurch Street (and no, Shaun cannot pick up satellite TV with that headpiece)

Shaun and his American Eagle friend (left) having a nice day by Fenchurch Street (and no, Shaun cannot pick up satellite TV with that headpiece)

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Liberty Bell, Fenchurch Street Station, Fnchurch Place, Shaun in the City team, in front of station


 

Pinky Plum

Roksanda Illnic

Somerset House River Terrace, Timmy’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Timmy's Trail, Pinky Plum, Somerset House River Terrace, Roksanda Ilinic, Coutts, side with London skyline


 

Monsters!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Piccadilly Circus, Shaun’s Trail

It's OK Shaun, you can open your eyes. Optimus Prime is not a monster. He's a Transformer

It’s OK Shaun, you can open your eyes. Optimus Prime is not a monster. He’s a Transformer


 

The Guardian

Vivi Cuevas

Guildhall, Aldermanbury, Shirley’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Shirley's 's Trail, The Guardian, Guildhall Aldermanbury, Vivi Cuevas, TLT, side with St Lawrence Jewry church


 

Frida Baa-hlo

Ruth Broadway

BFI, Belvedere Road

A rare and recently discovered self-portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, capturing her sheepish side

A rare and recently discovered self-portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, capturing her sheepish side


 

Hamish

Ros Franklin

Paternoster Square, Shirley’s Trail

Shaun McSheep ...

Shaun McSheep …

... wearing his Bristol clan's baa-tan

… wearing his Bristol clan’s baa-tan


 

The Pearly King

Ruth Broadway

Liverpool Street Station Platform 1, Bitzer’s Trail

So is Shaun really dressed as a Pearly King here or as Kenny Everett's Sid Snot?

So is Shaun really dressed as a Pearly King here or as Kenny Everett’s Sid Snot?


 

Petal

Emily Ketteringham

More London, Bitzer’s Trail

Shaun brightening up an otherwise grey day along the Thames... and no, Shaun is not being confronted with a major shift in evolution by a 2001: A Space Odyssey black monolith in front of him...

Shaun brightening up an otherwise grey day along the Thames… and no, Shaun is not being confronted with a major shift in evolution by a 2001: A Space Odyssey black monolith in front of him…

...much to his disappointment by the look on his face

…much to his disappointment by the look on his face


 

Jingtai

Simon Farrell

China Town’s Newport Place, Shaun’s Trail

Look into Shaun's eyes...

Look into Shaun’s eyes…

... if you dare

… if you dare


 

Lenny

Viv Cuevas

More London, Bitzer’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Lenny, More London, Vivi Cuevas, Bond Dickinson, side from below


 

Golden Fleece

Nigel Leach

Canary Wharf Jubilee Park, The Farmer’s Lost Sheep Trail

A gold baaa

A gold baaa

Shaun in the City London Farmer's Lost Sheep, Golden Fleece, Canary Wharf Jubilee Park, Nigel Leach, front with building


 

A Capital View

Laura Cramer

Festival Gardens, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shirley’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Shirley's 's Trail, A Capital View, Festival Gardens, Laura Cramer, Friends Life, side


 

The Gruffalo Shaun

Axel Sheffler

Piccadilly Circus, Coventry Street, Shaun’s Trail

Shaun wondering whether the Gruffalo does actually exist, terrible teeth, tusks and all

Shaun wondering whether the Gruffalo does actually exist, terrible teeth, tusks and all


 

Ruffles

Deborah Wilding

Devonshire Square, Bitzer’s Trail

A Gloucestershire sheep spotted in Devonshire Square

A Gloucestershire sheep spotted in Devonshire Square


 

Candy Baa

Emily Golden

Covent Garden East Plazza, Timmy’s Trail

Shaun contemplating on whether to have another sweet. No, don't Shaun! Too many are baa-d for your teeth

Shaun contemplating on whether to have another sweet. No, don’t Shaun! Too many are baa-d for your teeth

Shaun in the City London Timmy's Trail, Candy Baa, Covent Garden East Plazza, Emily Golden, Green's Cake Mixes, love ewe detail


 

Me Llamo Shaun

Edgar Orlaineta

The Mall, Spring Gardens, Shaun’s Trail

Shaun clearly leaving an impression around here

Shaun clearly leaving an impression around here


 

Sheep Shape & Bristol Fashion

Gavin Strange

Peter’s Hill, Shirley’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Shirley's 's Trail, Sheep Shape & Bristol Fashio, Peter's Hill, Gavin Strange, Visit Bristol, front

Next stop for Shaun ...

Next stop for Shaun


 

Paradise Bunch

Cath Kidston

Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Timmy’s Trail

Shaun looking very pretty indeed

Shaun looking very pretty indeed


 

Rainbow

Tatty Devine

Inside ‘The View from the Shard’, Joiner Street, Bitzer’s Trail

Shaun's vi-ewe from the Shard (just inside the visitors' entrance, up the stairs by the reception area)

Shaun’s vi-ewe from the Shard (just inside the visitors’ entrance, up the stairs by the reception area)

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Rainbow, The View from the Shard entrance, Joiner Street, Tatty Devine, face close up


 

Woolly Wiggle

Zandra Rhodes

One New Change, Lower Level, Shirley’s Trail

Shaun in Rhodes pink

Shaun in Rhodes pink


 

Rule Brittania

Steve Anthony

Broadwick Street, Shaun’s Trail

Shaun appears to be a little tied up at the moment. Bunting can be so fiddly to detangle (especially when one only has hooves)

Shaun appears to be a little tied up at the moment. Bunting can be so fiddly to detangle (especially when one only has hooves)

In front of the 'Spirit of Soho' mural

In front of the ‘Spirit of Soho’ mural


 

Literary Lamb

P J Crook

Temple Bar, Shirley’s Trail

Shaun in front of Temple Bar Arch ... or should that be Temple Baaa Arch? (Is there no end to these sheepish puns?)

Shaun in front of Temple Bar Arch … or should that be Temple Baaa Arch? (Is there no end to these sheepish puns?)


 

Flash!

Chris Haughton

St Martin’s Courtyard, Slingsby Place, Timmy’s Trail

It's Flash Shau-don. Flash! Baa-ahh!

It’s Flash Shau-don. Flash! Baa-ahh!


 

Shanghai Shaun

Ashley Boddy

Leadenhall Market, Bitzer’s Trail

Shaun trying to scare off fellow dragons (top right)

Shaun trying to scare off fellow dragons (top right)


 

Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom

Astley Baker Davies

Hamley’s, Regent Street, Shaun’s Trail

Where is Nanny Plum's wand? I bet the Wise Old Elf has taken it off her again

Where is Nanny Plum’s wand? I bet the Wise Old Elf has taken it off her again


 

Out of this World

Josh & Aimee Williams

City of London Information Centre, by St Paul’s Cathedral, Shirley’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Shirley's 's Trail, Out of this World, City of London Information Centre, Josh & Aimee Williams, www.visitthecity.co.uk, side full with information centre


 

Ram of the Match

VisitEngland.com

Regent Street, Shaun’s Trail

Shaun stopping traffic on busy Regent Street

Shaun stopping traffic on busy Regent Street


 

Counting Sheep

Gerald Scarfe

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Shirley’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Shirley's Trail, Counting Sheep, Barbican Centre, Gerald Scarfe, Amazon Prime Instant Video, with Barbican sign

So is Shaun looking tired from counting sheep all day or tired of hearing the obvious Baaa-bican pun?

So is Shaun looking tired from counting sheep all day or tired of hearing the obvious Baaa-bican pun?


 

Mr Shaun

Mr Men Little Miss

Finsbury Avenue Square, Bitzer’s Trail

Oh Mr Tickle

Oh Mr Tickle!

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Mr Shaun, Mr Men Little Miss, Broadgate City of London, Finsbury Avenue Square, front

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Mr Shaun, Mr Men Little Miss, Broadgate City of London, Finsbury Avenue Square, face above


 

Fine & Gandy

David Gandy

One New Change Passage, Shirley’s Trail

This isn't just any Shaun the Sheep. This is an M&S male model-cum-designer's Shaun the Sheep

This isn’t just any Shaun the Sheep. This is an M&S male model-cum-designer’s Shaun the Sheep


 

Robo-Shaun

Tim Sutcliffe

Royal Exchange, Bitzer’s Trail

 

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Robo-Shaun, Royal Exchange, Tim Sutcliff, Haseltine Lake, front with Duke of Wellington statue


 

Baa-bushka

Steve Anthony

Broadwick Street, Shaun’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Shaun's Trail, Baa-bushka, Carnaby Street, Rachel Shilston, side from below

Shaun in the City London Shaun's Trail, Baa-bushka, Carnaby Street, Rachel Shilston, back


 

To Sheep Perchance to Dream

One Red Shoe

The Globe Theatre, Shirley’s Trail

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sheep

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sheep


 

Mittens

Simon Tofield

More London, Bitzer’s Trail

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Mittens, More London, Simon Tofield, EY, side

Shaun in the City London Bitzer's Trail, Mittens, More London, Simon Tofield, EY, front close up


 

Hello Kitty’s #OneKindThing

Sanrio

Canary Whaft, Jubilee Place, The Farmer’s Lost Sheep Trail

Hello Kitty ...

Hello Kitty …

... Bye Bye Shaun, until Bristol Summer 2015

… Bye Bye Shaun, until Bristol Summer 2015

 

More on ‘Shaun in the City’ can be found by clicking here.

TLT x


 

Baaa-ha me Hearties!

Brunel, Banksy and Shaun the Sheep: the best of Bristol as seen along the ‘Shaun in the City’ Bristol trail

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5 Responses to London … Fifty Shades of Grey Wool: rounding up all fifty ‘Shaun in the City’ sheep sculptures around the English capital

  1. Susurrus says:

    It did take a while to load, but well work the wait. You’re a virtual shepherdess. I haven’t seen any of them in real life so thanks for the experience – you’ve put a big smile on my face!

  2. Helen Edwards says:

    I went to London yesterday and managed to track down some of the Shauns thanks to your detective work. Thanks very much – your guide was a great help.

  3. Frostiesgal says:

    Apart from Frida-Bah-Lo in BFI (due to venue closure on 12th May), I have finally seen all the Shaun the Sheep in London. Looking forward to Sept when all 120 Shaun the Sheep will gather at Covent Garden! I love the photos of all the small details as I did not spot a few of them. Thank you for sharing. I have only just stumbled onto your website today

  4. Iris Day says:

    These are great photos, thanks very much, and I like all of your puns! I’ve just got 12 Shauns left to see.

  5. Anne Guy says:

    Once again a real Tour de Fleece from TLT! Superb photos to graze through whilst having breakfast this morning and the details on the sheep are really good…which do I like the most? Very hard to say but Baaroque and Brunel stand out from the flock! Many thanks!

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