Ten heart-warming photos of Londoners hugging

Time Out spreads the love on the South Bank

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Nadine from Lille 'In Paris people often have sad faces. Here in London it's very different.'
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Harry from New York 'This is a friendly city – a great city! And I should know, I’m from New York.'
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Tracey from Hampshire 'The key to a great hug? Hold for twenty seconds. That’s when the endorphins kick in.'
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Howard from Croydon 'You’re mean’t to hate me, I’m a banker!'
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Denise from the Philippines 'You're crazy!'
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Remix 246 from south London 'I come down here when I’m bored. There are always good people around.'
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Andrea from Germany 'We’re from Berlin, which is nice, but people in London are so friendly all the time.'
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Marion from Devon 'When’s the last time I hugged a stranger? My husband John and I hug strangers every week in church.'
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Bart and Lola from Poland 'We were just saying how happy everyone here is!'
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Andy from London 'By all means hug me, but I'm really sweaty'.

Ahead of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Love, Time Out headed down by the riverside to spread a little of that sweet, sweet sugar. But would London love us back?
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