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The Royal Parks collaborates with renowned illustrator Sir Quentin Blake

The Royal Parks have recently collaborated with the renowned illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake, to create illustrations in iconic London parks such as Kensington Gardens.

Quentin Blake is widely known for his illustrations in Roald Dahl's beloved children's books and the Royal Parks has commissioned 27 designs from the illustrator to appear on signage across the parks. So far, the signs can be seen in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. This project is part of a wider plan to improve, upgrade and standardise signage and interpretation across all of London's Royal Parks by 2026.

This is a fresh approach to some of the Park's signage which will help visitors feel welcome while encouraging them to respect the rules. Quentin's signs will be pieces of art that will convey a serious message behind playful images.

Quentin Blake, who lives in West London, drew inspiration for the drawings from what he imagined might take place in the parks. He said, "I am delighted that my drawings will find themselves in the Royal Parks. The inclusion of my illustrations on signs means that visitors can enjoy them and that the everyday park rules and admonitions are offered in a cheerful and friendly spirit."

Next time you wander through Hyde Park or Kensington Gardens, be sure to look out for Quentin Blake's enchanting creations - they're sure to bring a smile to your face and a renewed appreciation for our treasured green spaces!

For more information about the Royal Parks or to find out what's on, visit their website.

Sir Quentin Blake
Sir Quentin Blake c. Linda Kitson

Dont leave the bikes Quentin Signage
Blake's 'Please Don't Leave Bikes Here' Signage (near Marble Arch)