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Paramount+ Partner With The City of Westminster

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To celebrate the release of Paramount+ in the UK on June 22nd, have partnered with London's West End to bring Hollywood to England's capital.

From Leicester Squarepants to a landing in Piccadilly Circus, the Summit of Stars will pay homage to entertainment icons through installations, pop-ups and augmented reality this summer.

From June 20th, Paramount+ will bring the capital's most exciting district to life with a series of consumer-led installations, pop-ups and activities bringing some of the world's most recognisable stars and characters to the capital, in partnership with Heart of London Business Alliance and Westminster City Council.

Spanning four of the West End's busiest streets will be the Walk of Stars, the streaming service's answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which will see 42 illuminated stars hanging above the streets. The giant stars will honour Paramount legends, including Sylvester Stallone, Bryan Cranston, Gillian Anderson, Michelle Pfeiffer and Viola Davis, whilst other stars will be based on hit movies and shows including Transformers, Star Trek and Scream.

The centrepiece of the takeover will be the pop-up experience in Piccadilly Circus, an exciting pop-up giving fans the chance to immerse themselves in their favourite films and shows through set experiences, memorabilia and stunt experiences.

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Acting as a reminder of the wealth of entertainment on the streaming service, the space will boast replica sets from sci-fi favourites and Paramount+ originals HALO and Star Trek: Discovery whilst also incorporating an exciting Mission: Impossible selfie challenge, allowing you to recreate the iconic, nail-biting rappelling scene from the beloved blockbuster. And for fans of gripping drama, a and stage will give visitors a chance to jump into the action, donning Stetsons and sheriff badges as they become part of the epic content.

Meanwhile Leicester Square, the home to Hollywood premieres, will be transformed into Leicester SquarePants, with the beach loving Bikini Bottom resident pitching up in his pineapple home and serving up Krabby Patties and other surprises for a limited time. Adding to the interactive invasion of the West End, Piccadilly Circus will also feature an extraordinary HALO installation, bringing the eternal battle between the UNSC and the Covenant to the streets of the capital.

Bringing Hollywood to the heart of London for visitors, each installation, experience and pop-up will be connected by augmented reality, meaning passersby can interact with the iconic films and shows displayed on the Walk Of Stars or even enjoy an aquatic adventure with and his friends in Leicester SquarePants.

Fans can book their slot at The Paramount+ Experience through EventBrite, with tickets available here.

Paramount+ launches in the UK on 22nd June 2022.