The Lord Mayor’s Show

The Lord Mayor’s Show, London, UK (9 November 2013).
In a tradition stretching back almost 800 years and enshrined in a charter by King John, the Lord Mayor’s Show sees the new Lord Mayor of London travel across the City of London from Guildhall to Mansion House, Bank, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Courts of Justice – where he or she is required to swear an oath of allegiance to the Sovereign – before returning to Mansion House. The Mayor travels (in a supremely elaborate 18th century stately coach) with a procession stretching some three miles and including over 6,000 people, with hundreds of vehicles and floats. Fiona Woolf CBE, elected 686th Lord Mayor of London in 2013, is only the second woman to hold the post in its 800 year history, following in the footsteps of Mary Donaldson (Lord Mayor of London in 1983). The three images below were all taken in Guildhall Yard just before the procession. For more images click here.
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May Day Fair

May Day Fair in Lloyds Park, Walthamstow, London E17, UK (6 May 2013)
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Donna Maria’s Maypole Extravaganza
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Lilian Dalton, who was May Queen of the former borough of West Ham (now part of the London borough of Newham) over 80 years ago in 1931, watches the May Day Fair in Lloyds Park with her great granddaughter.
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Vaisakhi

The legendary Heera Group perform at the Vaisakhi Festival, Trafalgar Square, London, UK (5 May 2013). Vaisakhi is one of the most important days in the Sikh religion, and also marks the beginning of the New Year. Heera Group formed in 1980 and are one of the pioneers of British Bhangra music.
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Mile 23 – London Marathon

This post is dedicated to the 36,000 individuals who ran the London Marathon today, raising millions of pounds for charity in the process (over half a billion pounds have been raised since the first London Marathon in 1981), and the 70,000 spectators who came out in force to support them, cheer them on, yell, offer orange segments to outstretched passing hands, line the streets and generally make this part of London feel as much like a festival as a major sporting event – all less than a week since the fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon. The following images were taken around mile 23, on Tower Hill and Lower Thames Street.

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Baroness Thatcher funeral

Images taken during the funeral procession of Baroness Thatcher, London, UK (17 April 2013), outside St Clement Danes Church and St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Chamber Tots

Workshop for under 5s with Wolken Recorder Quartet (pictured left, Miriam Nerval). ‘Chamber Tots’ series, Wigmore Hall, London, UK (22 March 2013)

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Maslenitsa Festival, London

Photographs from the Maslenitsa Festival, Trafalgar Square, London, UK (16 March 2013). Maslenitsa is a Russian Shrovetide festival celebrating the end of winter and the start of Spring.
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Russian rock group Smyslovye Galuzinazii
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Russian singer Polina Gagarina
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Russian folk diva Nadezhda Babkina
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New Year’s Day Couple

Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, London (1 January 2013)
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London snow (2)

Little girl with snowman (20 January 2013)
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London snow

Gritting the streets during snowfall in Walthamstow, London E17 today (Friday 18 January)
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