Sir Paul McCartney plays surprise Covent Garden gig

Sir Paul McCartney surprised passers-by with an unannounced free gig in central London today - echoing his famous rooftop gig with The Beatles 44 years ago.

The star replaced the jugglers and living statues who often gather around St Paul's Church in Covent Garden to perform a selection of new tracks from the back of a truck.

Onlookers started gathering at around 11am after they twigged the musician may be playing after spotting one of his flight cases.

Fans tweeted:

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Having lunch in the middle of a Paul McCartney concert in Covent Garden http://t.co/zoII7stKwr

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Caught McCartney doing a few impromptu songs in Covent Garden. Lots of people had to stop buying tiny expensive soaps http://t.co/vJhB3QXCgc

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