From The Gherkin to gorillas: our top 10 snaps of London from last week

Posted at 1:00 pm, October 4, 2011 in News

Ah, beautiful London. Even the dingy bits can look elegant – from the right angle. Each week, we’ll bring you a selection of the coolest photos of our fair city. It’s a visual feast.

Rays of sunlight bursting through clouds above London.Rays of sunlight burst through the clouds above the Tate Modern, on last Monday afternoon. (© ordinaryguy)

Photo of a colourful back tattoo at the London Tattoo Convention 2011, by Ed London Photography.

The London Tattoo Convention was held last weekend – and this was just one of the many eye-popping tattoos on display. (© edlondonphotography)

The Gherkin, London, disappears into fog.

The Gherkin & Tower 42 disappeared into fog on Tuesday morning. (© @lurkinggherkin)

A photo of the man who cleans the top of the Gherkin. By Toby Anthonisz on Twitter.

When the fog cleared, we caught a glimpse of this chap (or lady, perhaps?) enjoying the view while performing some vertiginous window cleaning. (© @TobyAnthonisz)

An inflatable pig hovers over Battersea Power Station in London. Photo by mattbooy on Instagram.

An inflatable pig hovered over Battersea Power station on Wednesday, recreating Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ album cover.  (© Mattbooy)

And some 700 runners clad in Gorilla costumes ran through London to raise money for – you guessed it – gorillas.

Funny "shared use" sign for cyclists and skateboarders in Lambeth. From Paolatonelli on Instagram.

In Lambeth, cycling commuters can behold some sick kickflips and rad ollies enroute to work. If they’re lucky. (© Paolatonelli)

Hundreds of small ceramic businessmen alongside their flesh-and-blood counterparts, on London Bridge on Thursday morning. Photo by David Boyle.

Hundreds of small ceramic businessmen flank their human counterparts on London Bridge, Wednesday morning, made by Lawrence Epps for the British Ceramics Biennial. (© David Boyle)

Meanwhile, Richmond Park at daybreak is shrouded in mist. Photo by Duncan George.

Meanwhile, Richmond Park was shrouded in thick mist. (© Duncan George)

People sunbathing and enjoying the heatwave in a London park. By smanfa on Instagram.

By lunchtime, a surprise  heatwave was well underway, and in Lincoln’s Inn Fields sunbathers were catching some rays. (© Smanfa)

Sunbathers on Parliament Hill, London, enjoying the Indian summer. Photo by Moymoyzai on Instagram.

And by dusk, there still wasn’t a cloud in the sky over Parliament Hill. (© Moymoyzai)

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