A doorman wearing a top hat is seen opening the main entrance to the Bank of England in London. The pound dropped to a 17-month low against the dollar amid speculation Bank of England policy makers will keep interest rates at a record low throughout 2015.
Penguins swim in their pool during the annual stock take at London Zoo on Monday. Caring for more than 750 different species, London Zoo keepers started the New Year with the task of counting every single animal
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The Ukrainian Cossack Stunt team perform during day seven of the Olympia London International Horse Show at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, London on Monday
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Fashion designer Gareth Pugh unveils the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum’s Christmas tree, titled Ceremony.
A view of the Farringdon platform part of the Crossrail development in London, as more than 23 miles (nearly 90%) of train tunnels are now complete, with tunnelling due to finish in spring next year
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Lego figures are displayed on the opening day of BRICK 2014 at the Excel Centre on Thursday in London, England. The four day event showcases creations by some of the world’s best Lego builders and runs until Sunday
Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins some of world’s best wheelchair tennis players outside City Hall in London, as they demonstrate their skills ahead of the forthcoming NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Birmingham
A man carries placards that read ‘Free education. Tax the rich’ in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on Wednesday
An employee of the Christie’s auction house looks at the Allen Jones sculpture “Enchanteresse”, painted bronze and leather on a steel base at their premises in London on Monday
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John Mould, who has worked at Hampton Court Palace for more than 50 years, removes the first of 888,246 hand-made poppies, representing each of the commonwealth servicemen and women killed in the first world war, at the Tower of London on Wednesday in London, England
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A Yeoman Warder awaits the placing of the last ceramic poppy in the moat of the Tower of London to mark Armistice Day in London
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Johanna Puisto, a sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, unveils a cast of Michelangelo’s David on Monday in London, England
A visitor crosses Tower Bridge’s glass walkway in London, England. Unveiled on Monday, the glass floor panels along the bridge’s high-level walkways weigh 300 kg each, cost £1m and will give visitors a new view over the historic bridge crossing the Thames river.
Royal College of Art employee Honour Bayes adjusts John Pasche’s 1971 lips and tongue logo, which was commissioned by Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones while the artist was still a student at the college, as part of the Graphics RCA: Fifty Years exhibition in central London
A lone shopper holds an umbrella as she sits surrounded by 12 Primark-branded paper shopping bags outside a Primark clothing store, on Oxford Street in London, U.K. Primark’s surging sales and prospects for its first stores in the U.S. next year.
Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the president of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The president and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore president to Britain.
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City workers walk over London Bridge as the early morning sun breaks through clouds on Tuesday in London, England. Despite weather warnings issued by the Met Office off the back of Hurricane Gonzalo, the high winds and rain didn’t materialise in the capital
A woman looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, also known as the Elgin Marbles, on show at the British Museum in London. Hollywood actor George Clooney’s new wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney, made an impassioned plea on for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II walks through a field of ceramic poppies at The Tower of London on Thursday. The poppies are part of a ceramic poppy installation called ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War
A demonstrator protests outside the Mipim international property fair at Olympia in London