Friday Photos: Dragons In London

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 43 months ago
Friday Photos: Dragons In London
We have so many questions about this dragon swimming costume, spotted at Tooting Bec Lido. What is it made from? HOW is it actually breathing fire? Is he leaving a trail of red water behind him? Photo: Steve (2015)
We have so many questions about this dragon swimming costume, spotted at Tooting Bec Lido. What is it made from? HOW is it actually breathing fire? Is he leaving a trail of red water behind him? Photo: Steve (2015)
London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Royal Albert Docks. Photo: Andrew Smith (2009)
London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Royal Albert Docks. Photo: Andrew Smith (2009)
Dragon mascot at Leyton Orient's Matchroom Stadium. Photo: grot spotter (2012)
Dragon mascot at Leyton Orient's Matchroom Stadium. Photo: grot spotter (2012)
Dragon at the Tower of London. Photo: McPeluz (2014)
Dragon at the Tower of London. Photo: McPeluz (2014)
This dragon, and others like it, mark the boundary to the City of London. This one sits at the southern side of London Bridge.  In the background you can see the Walkie Talkie and Cheesegrater both still under construction. Photo: Tonybill (2013)
This dragon, and others like it, mark the boundary to the City of London. This one sits at the southern side of London Bridge. In the background you can see the Walkie Talkie and Cheesegrater both still under construction. Photo: Tonybill (2013)
A man riding a dragon in Notting Hill. As you do. Photo: Bill (2009)
A man riding a dragon in Notting Hill. As you do. Photo: Bill (2009)
Dragon on Holborn Viaduct. Photo: Lee Jackson-Victorian London (2014)
Dragon on Holborn Viaduct. Photo: Lee Jackson-Victorian London (2014)
Mexican dragon near City Hall.  Photo: Ian Flinders (2015)
Mexican dragon near City Hall. Photo: Ian Flinders (2015)
George and dragon mosaic in The Peasant pub in Clerkenwell. Photo: Nick Peligno (2009)
George and dragon mosaic in The Peasant pub in Clerkenwell. Photo: Nick Peligno (2009)
This one's so good, it really needs no introduction. Photo: Fred (2015)
This one's so good, it really needs no introduction. Photo: Fred (2015)
Chinese dragon in Camden. Photo: Alain (2011)
Chinese dragon in Camden. Photo: Alain (2011)

Yesterday was St George's Day (miss it? Plenty of events still going on this weekend), so we decided to make a bit of a to-do about it by putting together some of London's finest firebreathers.

Thanks to the following photographers for use of their photos via the Londonist Flickr pool: Alain, Andrew Smith, Bill, Duncan Harris, Fred, grot spotter, Ian Flinders, Lee Jackson, McPeluz, Nick Peligno, Steve, Tonybill.

Last Updated 24 April 2015