10 August saw a new pride of lions unveiled in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria and raising money for charity, the fibreglass lions have been transformed by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists and designers.
The lions have now been taken back into the care of their artists before the Roar Goodbye festival.
The “Lions Roar Goodbye” festival on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 November says farewell to the decorated lion and cub sculptures. You'll be able to see all of the lions together ahead of the charity auction on 21 November. 100% of event profits will be donated to charities including, the Thames Hospice, Look Good Feel Better, The Lions Club of Windsor and the wildlife charity Tusk.
For event information visit lionsofwindsor.org.
Getting to Windsor
Services run twice an hour between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside stations, stopping at Clapham Junction, Putney, Richmond, Twickenham, Feltham and Staines. Windsor and Eton Riverside is just five minutes' walk from the centre of the town.
WindsRoar is an eye-catching lion featuring abstract elements of our trains, with hidden objects and images of Windsor to find. Can you spot any corgis? Created by Islington-based artist James Dawe, who's worked with Network Rail, Ray-Ban, Nike, and British Gas, Roary has a unique take on our train livery. You'll find him at Windsor & Eton Riverside station.