Man Cave decorations in central London, including one of a Christmas tree, have been seen around the capital this festive season.
The ornate man cave, made by artist Matthew O’Brien, was designed by local artist, Ben Clements, for the Metropolitan Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
He described it as a “living, breathing man cave”.
Mr Clements said: “This is a man cave with a very traditional style, with a huge wooden door.
It’s a place where people can talk, it’s a very different place to the rest of the city.”
The Christmas tree is made from 1,000 individual trees that are decorated with lights and other decor items.
Mr Cclesons original plan was to turn the tree into a man-made man cave but it became clear the time was not right to take on such a project, Mr Clement said.
“I thought it was the right time to take this on.”
The man-sized tree is decorated with a colourful banner reading “I am not alone” which hangs above the door, alongside a picture of Mr O’Briens original idea of the tree as a man in a man’s body, and a Christmas card from the artist.
Mr OBrien has been making Man Caves around the world since the early 1990s.
The artist’s website says his Man Cave projects range from his “man cave” in South Africa, to his “Man Cave in Paris”, in which a woman sits inside a manhole cover while an artist makes a sculpture out of her skin.
He has also built a treehouse in Australia for his partner, which is now in use as a home.