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18 weirdly wonderful photos of London that will make you look twice

Freak yourself out with the runners up from the 'Weird and Wonderful' category of Time Out's inaugural photo competition

By Time Out London Art
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From unusual sightings in the city to some peculiar happenings in our neighbourhoods, the runners up in the 'Weird and Wonderful' category of this year's photo competition captured London's surreal side without even trying. Check out the 18 freaky photos that nearly made the cut below, then venture over to see more amazing runners-up (plus Martin Parr's six overall winners) from this year's inaugural photo competition.

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© Tamas Olajos

Readers' photo competition, runner up: Weird and Wonderful

© Lonut Cirja

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© Ioanna Fragostefanaki

 

#foresthill #window #windows #hand #hand #mano #manos #fakehumanparts #maniqui #mannequin #livemannequins #ventana #ventanas

A photo posted by Estrañita Castro (@estranhitacastro) on Nov 1, 2015 at 11:31am PST

 

 

Bike smile #🙂 #graffiti #vandalism #w10

A photo posted by Chris Coulson (@cwiss) on Jan 21, 2016 at 2:39am PST

 

 

A photo posted by @msginlic on Oct 10, 2015 at 12:07am PDT

Readers' photo competition, runner up: Weird and Wonderful

© Leah Wilson

Readers' photo competition, runner up: Weird and Wonderful

© Suzan Crawley

Readers' photo competition, runner up: Weird and Wonderful

© Don Blandford

Readers' photo competition, runner up: Weird and Wonderful

© Sylvie Goy

 

The Human Baked Bean

A photo posted by @numbersix on Feb 24, 2016 at 3:03pm PST

 

 

♨️

A photo posted by Milo Belgrove (@milobelgrove) on Jan 25, 2016 at 3:31am PST

 

 

Shoreditch, 2012 / film developed, 2014 #35mm #strangeandfamiliarcomp @timeoutlondon

A photo posted by @grethereintam on Feb 15, 2016 at 9:52am PST

 

 

Readers' photo competition, runner up: Weird and Wonderful

© Penelope Gretton

Readers' photo competition, runner up: Weird and Wonderful

© Sandra Von Lucius

Readers' photo competition, runner up: Weird and Wonderful

© Chiayun Wu

See our favourite ever photos of London

Best London photos: Tim Peake: ‘London from Space’, 2016. © ESA/NASA
Tim Peake: London from Space, 2016. © ESA/NASA

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