London 2016: In Photos

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London 2016: In Photos
20th century martyrs at Westminster Abbey illuminated at London's Lumiere festival in January. Photo:
Chiswick Park's first lantern festival was a huge hit. It returns in 2017. Photo: Venesha Thompson.
A pancake race in Leadenhall Market. Photo: psyxjaw.
On 24 April, Eliud Kipchoge held onto the London Marathon men's title, with the second-fastest time ever. Photo: Dave Cool.
The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday in June's Trooping the Colour. She went as Kermit the Frog. Photo: Michael Garnett.
While steam fans got their geek on, Southern rail passengers despaired at continuing delays, cancellations and strikes. Photo: Andrew Smith.
A Brexit bus drives through Chelsea, about a month before Nigel Farage's wishes came true. Photo: Londonist.
The following month, 40,000 people marched through London to show their pro-EU feelings. Photo: Simon Kimber.
2016 was the year of the punk, and judging by this image taken in June, it was also the year of the steampunk. Photo: Jon Spence.
Sadiq Khan became the first Muslim mayor of a major European city. Here he is at London Pride on 25 June. Photo: Chris Beckett.
A pub in Borough takes exception to 2016's Pokemon craze. Photo: Londonist.
A mesmerising mirror installation in Tate Modern's Switch House, which opened in June. Photo: seligr.
A Harry Potter fan is among the first in the world to receive a copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, at Waterstones Piccadilly, on 30 July. Photo: Vicki Pipe.
A scale model of the London is burned on the Thames, marking the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London in September. Photo: Tedz Duran.
17 September 2016. Photo: Steve Bell.
David Shrigley's 'Really Good' appeared in Trafalgar Square on 29 September. Photo: James Beard.
The Invisible Dot in King's Cross suddenly closed in October. It had hosted some of the city's best comic talent. This picture shows Harry Hill performing in 2015. Photo: roger.w800.
Christmas arrived on Regent Street in style, in November. Photo: Tedz Duran.

Last Updated 08 December 2016