King Kong’s Birmingham in 9 pictures: The Eighth Wonder of the World’s key appearances in Birmingham

The King Kong statue in Birmingham is one of the most famous ever moments for Brum - and the giant gorilla’s influence is still around the city today

He’s the larger than life monster who resembles a gorilla who has captured imaginations around the world since first appearing on cinema screens more than 90 years ago.

King Kong, sometimes referred to simply as Kong and the Eighth Wonder of the World, wowed audiences with his enormous presence and giant roar from his home on Skull Island.

And such was the massive influence of the famous primate that he was honoured with his own statue in Birmingham erected in the 1970s. King Kong was only in the city centre for a few months, but his influence in Brum still prevalent today.

Let’s take a look at King Kong’s nine key appearances in Birmingham:

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