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Tourists can now explore London’s landmarks with six new discovery trails populated by 83 life-sized 2012 mascots. Sculptures of Olympic mascot Wenlock, and Paralympic mascot, Mandeville, have been colorfully designed to capture London life and to reflect the sculptures’ surroundings. Designs include a Beefeater, a giant red phone box and a replica of Big Ben. The mascots were constructed using the scrap steel left over from building the Olympic Stadium. The two-metre tall figures are part of "Stroll," six walking tours designed to encourage Londoners and tourists to explore the capital’s highlights and hidden attractions on foot. Smartphone users can scan a QR code on the base of the mascots to discover more about the area of London they are in or download the London Official City Guide app.