The UK's Best Press Photos On Show At Museum Of London

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The UK's Best Press Photos On Show At Museum Of London
London Mayor Boris Johnson receives his bicycle from Lloyds Waiter David Hughes following a visit to Lloyd's of London as part of his engagement with the City, LLoyds, London PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 24, 2013. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
London Mayor Boris Johnson receives his bicycle from Lloyd’s Waiter David Hughes following a visit to Lloyd's of London. Finalist Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year, Anthony Devlin. © Press Association
The coffin of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher is carried by the Bearer Party as it arrives for her funeral service at St Paul's Cathedral, in London April 17, 2013 Thatcher, who was Conservative prime minister between 1979 and 1990, died on April 8 at the age of 87.   REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN  - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION OBITUARY SOCIETY)   - RTXYOUC
The coffin of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is carried by the bearer party as it arrives for her funeral service at St Paul's Cathedral. SABMiller Photographer of the Year, Stefan Wermuth. © Stefan Wermuth / Reuters
Kate Moss during the launch of 'Kate: The Kate Moss Book' hosted by Marc Jacobs, published by Rizzoli New York and supported by Ciroc Ultra Premium Vodka at 50 St. James on November 15, 2012 in London, England.
Kate Moss during the launch of Kate: The Kate Moss Book. Winner of the British Airways Fashion and Entertainment Photographer of the Year, Dave Benett. © Dave Benett
UNITED KINGDOM, London : Former British energy minister Chris Huhne (R) comes into contact with a photographers lens as he arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, on March 11, 2013. Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are due to be sentenced later Monday for perverting the course of justice over speeding points a decade ago. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
Former British energy minister Chris Huhne comes into contact with a photographer’s lens as he arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London. Finalist of Opentext News Photographer of the Year Justin Tallis. © Justin Tallis / Agence France-Presse
New Bank of England Governor Mark Carney walks to a monetary policy committee meeting on his first day inside the bank’s City of London HQ
New Bank of England Governor Mark Carney walks to a monetary policy committee meeting on his first day inside the bank’s City of London HQ. Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year Winner Jason Alden. © Bloomberg
Prince George appears to wave to photographers as he leaves St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington with his parents the Duke and Duchess of 
Cambridge. John Stillwell, finalist of the Getty Royal Photographer of the Year. © Press Association
Prince George appears to wave to photographers as he leaves St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. John Stillwell, finalist of the Getty Royal Photographer of the Year. © Press Association
Attendees check their mobile phones during a break in sessions on day two of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Winner of the Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year, Jason Alden. © Bloomberg
Attendees check their mobile phones during a break in sessions on day two of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Winner of the Bloomberg Business Photographer of the Year, Jason Alden. © Bloomberg
A student from University College Oxford gets "trashed" after finishing his exams in Oxford, southern England June 7, 2013. Trashing is the practice at Oxford University where students have all manner of messy items thrown at them by their contemporaries after finishing their exams. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth  (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY EDUCATION) - RTX10F3O
A student from University College Oxford gets "trashed" after finishing his exams in Oxford. Winner of the Opentext News Photographer of the Year. (c) REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
The Duchess of Cornwall greets HM the Queen with a kiss as they watch HM ponies at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Friday 10th May 2013
HRH Queen Elizabeth II off duty at the Royal Windsor Horse Show. Getty Royal Photographer of the Year Winner, Mark Stewart (freelance). © Mark Stewart Photography Ltd.

The UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards recently opened at Museum of London. The awards are split into 11 categories including News, Sports, Fashion and Entertainment, and Citizen Photographer of the Year.

There are some crackers here: a besuited Prince Charles clambering across a climbing wall; a besuited Prince Charles sharing a tube seat with Camilla; the Queen gurning at the camera; the Queen gurning at a car. Actually, half the shots seem to involve one Royal or another gurning at something. Alongside the superior photographs of celebrities and big events, you'll also find a number of more harrowing images showing war zones and areas of suffering around the world.

The UK Picture Editors' Guild Awards is free to visit and, as it lines the curvy wall in front of the museum, is effectively accessible 24 hours a day. It runs until 16 March 2014.

Last Updated 12 November 2013