Boarding is erected in front of residential properties ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, England. Many shops, businesses and residential properties are boarded up to prevent damage during the Notting Hill Carnival. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year’s carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations.
An activist protests wears a mask outside the French embassy during, the “wear what you want beach party” in London. The protest is against the French authorities clampdown on Muslim women wearing burkinis on the beach
Uniformed firemen and women line up at the top of The Monument in London, England. The event was to commemorate 350 years since theof London in 1666, and 150 years of the London Fire Brigade
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Team GB athletes and members of the women’s gold medal winning hockey team leave the aeroplane after arriving home at Heathrow Airport in London, England
Armed Metropolitan Police counter terrorism officers take part in an exercise on the River Thames, London
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Armed police prepare to deploy from Hyde Park, central London, as Scotland Yard announced that the first of 600 additional armed officers were trained and operationally ready
An armed Metropolitan Police officer poses for a photograph as he patrols in Downing Street, in London, England. Security measures continue to be high in London while the current UK threat level for international terrorism is severe, meaning an attack is highly likely
A woman looks at a painting by Damien Hirst in front of a portrait of David Bowie at Sotheby’s in London
Pedestrians walk past the Bank of England in the City of London. The Bank of England kept Thursday its interest rate at 0.50 percent, but signalled a possible August cut in response to Britain’s vote to exit the EU
Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron (C, back to camera) is accompanied by his wife Samantha (R) and their children as they hug on the doorsteps upon their departure from No. 10 Downing Street for the last time, in London, Britain
Larry, the 10 Downing Street cat, sits on the step outside the door of number 10 Downing Street in London. British Prime Minister David Cameron is leaving his official 10 Downing Street on Wednesday to make way for Theresa May, but one resident is staying put: Larry the cat. Larry has been stalking the corridors of power since 2011, when he was brought into the prime minister’s office to handle pest control affairs.
A removal van loaded with cardboard boxes is inspected by police before entering Downing Street in London, England. British Prime Minister David Cameron will step aside on Wednesday after his final Prime Minister’s Questions allowing current Home Secretary Theresa May to move into 10 Downing Street
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan lays a wreath at the London bombings 7/7 Memorial at Hyde Park in London, Britain
A member of the stop the war coalition, dressed as Tony Blair, protest outside the Chilcot inquiry at the QEII Centre in London
A protester outside the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, where the publication of the Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War is taking place
Ground staff clean the order of play boards on day eight of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon
Professional wrestler Magnifico leaps from the ropes of a wrestling ring at York Hall in Bethnal Green in London, England. A number of luchadores will perform in ‘The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre’, which takes place over two days and features Mexican and British stars from the world of Mexican Wrestling.
A member of the ground staff walks on the court cover, as rain delays play on day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London
Brokers react on a trading floor at BGC, in the Canary Wharf financial district of London, Britain