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What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

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What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

Went to Leicester Square last week with my daughter and her bf - his first time visiting London; My daughter hand told him all about the stars handprints and how big the arnold schwarzenegger hands were.

We went to see them - and couldnt find them! there seems to be a new granite looking 'wall' and the fountain is boarded up but no hands.

Anybody know where they have gone?

Thanks

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1. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

Here is something about the redevelopment - westminster.gov.uk/services/…

It might be worth contacting Westminster Council for more information.

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2. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

Hi Adam,

Thanks for the reply; I did a google and this page came up then, but unless I am mis-reading it, it does not mention the removal of anything from the square.

Maybe I looked in the wrong place? Has anybody else been lately and saw them there? or anybody been looking and not find them?

We go again in March, so would have another chance to see then;

I am not sure bothering strapped for cash councils for trivial tourist question would be appreciated, but thanks anyway adam.

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3. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

This is bugging me! Can you remember which side of the square you think they were. I'm in the area tomorrow and might have time for a mosey around so if you can come up with more information, it might help my enquiries.

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4. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

From memory, I think most of them were around the Odeon West End / All Bar One side of the square.

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5. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

m.youtube.com/#/watch…

According to,this, they were all acrapped.

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6. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

Or scrapped!

:-((

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7. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

The Westminster "Ambassasdors" who I spoke to in the Square yesterday could only tell me that they are privately owned so were only lent in the first place. They were not sure who by or where they are now.

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8. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

Thanks for all your help;

I thought it was a good tourist attraction - and yes, they were down the side near the odeon.

Thanks very much for the effort Adam!

Seem silly to do the area up and remove something that is an attraction and links to the area - the actors/actresses had attended film premiers there in Leicester Square, but then again, why am I surprised.

Thanks again.

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9. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

I recall something about the handprints being made at Planet Hollywood, so maybe they returned to Planet Hollywood.

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10. Re: What has happened to the hands at Leicester Square?

Apparently, some of the old Statues are now missing, too.