London: a review of 2011 in pictures

A gallery of images of events that shaped London life this year

The past year has been a momentous one for London: sit-ins, strikes, demonstrations, rioting and royalty. The year ahead promises much drama of its own with the mayoral elections in May and the Olympics in July. In the meantime here are some stand-out images from an unforgettable twelve months.

Autumnal heatwave

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30 September. The country basks in the sun of an unusual autumnal heatwave: the thermometer reaches 29˚c in London as people flock to the parks and ponds to enjoy a surprising finish to the summer.

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An alternative look back at 2011

  • Time Out's alternative London review of the year in pictures. Browse images of the weird and wonderful events in London that shaped life in the capital throughout 2011. Including the naked bike ride, 2.8 hours later and Muff March

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