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Selfridges unveils gingerbread city

Passers-by are being given a taste of lost architectural gems after they were recreated in gingerbread for a Christmas shop window display.

The street scene - which brings together long-gone landmarks and unbuilt features - has been unveiled at Selfridges in London.

The buildings in the fantasy cityscape, which took 400 hours of work, include demolished structures such as Euston Arch, Old London Bridge and Newgate Gaol, as well as never-built architecture including a glass Tower Bridge and a proposed extension to the National Gallery. They stand beside a River Thames made from nearly 18 gallons (80 litres) of flowing syrup.

The scene, which is up to 9ft (2.8m) tall in places, is a collaboration between food designers Bompas & Parr together with Biscuiteers and Lyle's Golden Syrup.

It is part of a "wish list" theme for the store's windows this Christmas with giant versions of sought-after items, including Beats headphones and Play Doh.

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