Sick to the hind teeth of watching lithe athletes showing off in the skimpiest of outerwear? Yup, us too. So we hobbled our way down to Angel with raging post-Opening Ceremony hangovers to catch Czech artist David Cerny’s life-size Routemaster bus doing press-ups. And it was enough to put a smile even on Mrs Kentishtowner’s booze-ravaged visage.
Cerny told the Islington Tribune: ‘Press-ups are a particular physical exercise which every athlete does, but they also form part of a military drill and sometimes are forced on prisoners as punishment.
‘I hope, besides its monumentality and humour, the London Booster shows a certain ambivalence and irony.’
It doesn’t seem very ambivalent to us. But do catch it grunt and groan (as captured by our trembling paws in the video below) till Aug 12.