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Mr Bean lookalikes take a trip around London as new tourism drive

A fleet of Mr Bean lookalikes descended upon central London last week to celebrate the launch of a new mobile game aimed at bringing more visitors to the city.

A hill of Mr Beans, made famous by comedian Rowan Atkinson and dressed in trademark tweed jacket while each clutching the iconic Teddy, travelled on the Underground, went for a ride on the London Eye and took selfies with passers-by in Trafalgar Square.

The Beans were out on the streets to celebrate the launch of a new mobile game called Play London with Mr Bean, which helps visitors discover the city’s tourist highlights and forms part of a new drive to attract more UK and international visitors to the capital.

VisitLondon.com, Endemol Shine Group and Pointvoucher have each worked together to develop the free to play mobile game.

Andrew Cooke, acting CEO at London & Partners, which runs VisitLondon.com, said: “Mr Bean’s humour transcends language barriers and, as one of the world’s best known Londoners, he is the perfect person to help encourage more UK and international visitors to come to the capital.

“Play London with Mr Bean is a new and innovative way for visitors to discover new experiences and make the most of their time in the city.”

Mr Bean is produced by Tiger Aspect, part of Endemol Shine UK and is broadcast in 195 territories with over 25 years in continual distribution. The brand has seen phenomenal digital growth, currently averaging 300 million monthly online views.

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