Artist leaves rainbow benches across London in tribute to key workers

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Benches featuring the colours of the rainbow have been left across central London as a tribute to key workers.

Artist Paul Insect installed the five brightly coloured benches at locations across the city at dawn on Wednesday.

The sites included Trafalgar Square, City Hall, the National Gallery and the London Eye.

Insect, who worked with Block London to create the benches, hopes they will become a place for people to pause and reflect.

They are in tribute to all health staff, hospital employees and other key workers who have “kept England running” through the coronavirus pandemic.

London has never looked so good as it does now. The streets are clean and the views are unbroken by people. It is a perfect time to be exploring your city wherever you are, of course with the correct social distancing.

Paul Insect, artist

See more of Paul Insect's work here.