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The Friday Photos: London Buskers

The Friday Photos: London Buskers
Sunny day on the South Bank, byFatTaff
Sunny day on the South Bank, byFatTaff
On Brick Lane, by P'ptje
On Brick Lane, by P'ptje
All the gear - no idea, by Alan Habbick
All the gear - no idea, by Alan Habbick
In mid-flow, by rach_photos
In mid-flow, by rach_photos
On Portobello Road, by buckaroo kid
On Portobello Road, by buckaroo kid
Underneath Southbank Centre, by Alexander Baxevanis
Underneath Southbank Centre, by Alexander Baxevanis
Banjo strumming, perfectly timed, by peterphotographic
Banjo strumming, perfectly timed, by peterphotographic
In Chalk Farm, by Simon Crubellier
In Chalk Farm, by Simon Crubellier
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Anyone who regularly visits Southbank Centre knows the ear-piercing sound of this band, by xciv
Anyone who regularly visits Southbank Centre knows the ear-piercing sound of this band, by xciv

London's buskers are  a diverse bunch. They come in all shapes and sizes, from inept clarinet warblers in the corridors of the tube to classical music students on the South Bank.

Since its launch in 2003, the London Underground Busking Scheme has meant music-making of various quality accompanies London commuting, but the soul of the busking world still belongs on the streets. From Brick Lane to Brixton — where the steel drum band outside Iceland brighten up many a chilly day — musicians daily brave the elements to earn some change.

All images by Londonist Flickr pool contributors: FatTaff, silvertony45, Simon Crubellier, rach_photos, Alexander Baxevanis, peterphotographic, P'ptje, Alan Habbick, xciv and buckaroo kid.

Last Updated 12 July 2015

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