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.
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.