The City of London has welcomed a new global business, with Santa’s Workshop relocating to premises at The Leadenhall Building, the skyscraper better known as The Cheesegrater, at 122 Leadenhall Street.
This week a new immersive 3-D artwork has been installed at the building’s public space which shows Santa and his team of elves working in an underground workshop beneath the pavement.
The artwork was created by 3D Joe and Max, a company which travels the world painting mind-blowing illusory street art and whose work has ranged from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles escaping sewers on London’s Southbank to an artwork for a royal wedding in Sweden. Its painting underneath The Cheesegrater was commissioned by C C Land, the landlords of the building, as part of a programme of activity to create a meeting and destination point in the heart of the City. The 3D mural is the latest piece of public art installed at the building, which also includes the iconic ‘trumpet’ air vents which have been painted by world renowned street artists DRT and Carl Cashman.
The Leadenhall Building earned its nickname The Cheesegrater on account of its distinctive triangular shape and is home to a diverse mix of world-class businesses.
So if you're thinking of a visit to central London to enjoy the lights, add this to your 'must-see' list!