Fans of the Royal family wait outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London, on Monday. Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth to her second child at the hospital some time in the next two weeks
A Sotheby’s member of staff presents a 18th/19th Century Ottoman jewelled presentation sword at a media preview of the Arts of the Islamic World at Sotheby’s, London
A dog and Labour supporters wait for the arrival of party leader Ed Miliband in Crouch End, north London as part of his general election campaign tour
A woman walks past a piece of street art in Shoreditch, east London
A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street in London, England. Campaigning in what is predicted to be Britain’s closest general election in decades will start after Queen Elizabeth II dissolves parliament today
Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, arrives at the launch of his political party’s general election campaign at the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Olympic Park in London, England
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A bomb disposal expert checks the fuse on an unexploded first world war 1,000lb bomb which was discovered at a building site in south London. Residents were evacuated as bomb disposal experts worked to defuse the bomb.
Schoolchildren in London wear solar viewing glasses as they try to see a partial solar eclipse — about 85% in the UK capital — on Friday
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, holds up his budget case for the cameras as he stands with his Treasury team outside number 11 Downing Street, before delivering his budget to the House of Commons, in central London.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson plants flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens where he joined Kew apprentices, diploma students, and Kew horticulturist Carlos Magdalena to plant young Victoria Amazonica Waterlilies, a colourful hybrid of waterlilies and lotus plants, in the Princess of Wales Conservatory
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A Royal Air Force Chinook flies over London during a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan on Friday in London, England
A visitor looks at the view from the Sky Garden terrace at 20 Fenchurch Street. Number 20 Fenchurch Street is London‘s newest skyscraper, known locally as The Walkie Talkie. The Sky Garden sits at the top of the 160 metre, 500 million GBP building and is now open to the public.
A member of staff holds the artwork Migraine, by Jake and Dinos Chapman, at Sotheby’s auction house in London on Wednesday. The work is part of an exhibition and sale called Bear Witness, which will be auctioned over three days next week
The President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto, left, views Mexican items in the Royal Collection with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, right, at Buckingham Palace, London, during the first day of a three-day state visit to Britain.
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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions
Shaolin monks pose for a photograph in Chinatown in London, England, on Monday. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu, which is believed to be the oldest institutionalised style of kung fu, and are demonstrating their skills while touring the UK
A driverless vehicle known as a Lutz ‘Pathfinder’ Pod in central London. The British government launched the first official trials of driverless cars on Wednesday
David Beckham attends a press conference to mark his 10 years as a Unicef goodwill ambassador at Google’s headquarters in central London. He announced the launch of the 7: David Beckham Unicef Fund, named after his Manchester United shirt number
An employee arranges the plants on the Orchid Wander wall during the 2015 Orchids Festival at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London
Event employee Charlotte Martin positions place sticks for guests during preparations for this Sunday’s British Academy of Film and Television Awards (Bafta) at the Royal Opera House in central London on Wednesday