One of my favorite things to stumble upon is street performers, of all types.
Singers, musicians, jugglers, break dancers, magicians; you name it; I want to see it.
It’s been wonderful seeing a large number of street performers in our first week in London, and I thought I’d post short clips of their performances, or in a couple of cases, just a photo.
The photo of the juggler above was taken on the South Bank, right in front of the Tate Modern. A little bit of the old and a little bit of the new…
Right past the juggler we ran across this guy with a typewriter, who would type an original poem for you on the spot:
Here’s a singing pizza chef at Harrod’s:
Next we came across a busker on the South Bank, with St. Paul’s Cathedral visible across the river:
A woman singing Ave Maria at Covent Garden:
An original song at Trafalgar Square:
Alleluia at Piccadilly:
An Elvis wannabe near the West End:
That’s most of the performances I’ve seen, but some I just missed out on (a group of breakdancers right near Chinatown, and some performers I was in too much of a rush to film, like those in the Underground). Perhaps I’ll make a separate post of just those performances taking place in the subway.
Anyway, enjoy the performances. I’ve always admired the courage that doing something like this must entail; putting yourself out there in the public, with just you and your skill set.
I love it…