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James Massey of Piper’s Model Makers cleans the City of London’s official 1:500th scale architectural model of central London, which has gone on public display at the City Centre gallery, London
Count staff open ballot boxes and throw empties on to a pile during the London Mayoral and Assembly election count at Kensington Olympia in London, England. This is the fifth mayoral election since the position was created in 2000
Members of BAFTA staff adjust heads on sticks showing the seating plan for nominees and guests at the House of Fraser BAFTA TV Awards, at the Royal Festival Hall, London
Band Master Will Casson-Smith lays a set of 100-year-old bagpipes as Piper Lance Sergeant John Mitchell (R) plays at The Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks in London, England. The bagpipes belonged to a Pipe Major of the Regiment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders who died after becoming ill in the trenches at the Battle of the Somme. Later today they will be taken to Horse Guards Parade for a performance to launch the Household Division’s Beating Retreat concerts
Christie’s Unveil Three Important Works From Their Summer Sale, “Ib and Her Husband” 1992 by Lucian Freud, “Portrait of Lucy Long, Mrs George Hardinge” 1778 by Sir Joshua Reynolds P.R.A, and “Golden Hours” 1864 by Frederic, Lord Leighton, in London
The picket line today outside King’s College Hospital in London, as thousands of junior doctors begun the first all-out strike in the history of the NHS after the Health Secretary said the Government would not be “blackmailed” into dropping its manifesto pledge for a seven-day health service. The impasse between the Government and the British Medical Association (BMA) prompted the industrial action, from 8am to 5pm on Tuesday and again on Wednesday.
A gallery assistant poses with a design included in the exhibition “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” during a photo call preview at the V&A museum in London
A City worker shields his eyes from the sun outside of the Bank of England in the City of London, Britain today.
Robert Bushell, Captain of the MBNA Thames Clippers which ferries commuters and tourists up and down the river Thames, London. Bushell finds the morning shifts a struggle, especially the earliest which requires waking up at 2.30am to arrive at 4am. But once out of bed, he likes being out on the river so early. “It’s really peaceful he says, aside from the occasional tugboat or engineer surveying and repairing the bridges”. View the full photo story about the people who work on the river.
Passengers ride an escalator at Canary Wharf tube station in London on Tuesday