The past year has been a momentous one for London: sit-ins, strikes, demonstrations, rioting and royal (as well as not so royal) snogs all hit the headlines during 2011. The year ahead promises much drama of its own (with the mayoral election in May and the Olympics in July for starters) but in the meantime here are some standout images from an unforgettable 12 months.
Trafalgar Square, WC2, June 21
Londoners both male and female gawp as women in stockings, bras and basques march from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square on London’s first SlutWalk. The protest, repeated in cities around the world, is sparked by the comments of a Canadian policeman, who advises students to ‘avoid dressing like sluts’ if they don’t want to be victimised. Hell hath no fury….
See more photos of the year.