Chicago's Lincoln Avenue gets London makeover in Lincoln Square

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A street on Chicago's Northwest Side got the royal treatment Monday!

A portion of Lincoln Avenue in the heart of the Lincoln Square neighborhood was transformed into a scene straight out of London overnight.

Curious onlookers checked out the scene near Giddings Plaza complete with a double-decker bus, a mock British TV news van and an old-fashioned telephone booth. Even the street signs looked the part!

To complete the look, the Chicago Brauhaus assumed a new identity as "The Tipsy Swallow," billed as "London's original pub established in 1895."

If you aren't able to see the display in person, you might catch it on TV - the makeover was apparently all part of a shoot for the "Empire" series.

According to a posted filming notice, the British invasion ends Monday at midnight.
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