Fishy kiss, Broadway Market. Photo: Michael Goldrei.
It’s National Kissing Day! To celebrate the fine art of the kiss, from the family-friendly peck to the full-on sucking of face, we’ve rounded up some photos of London’s snoggers, as captured by the fine photographers of Flickr. We think it’ll prove that London really is a city for lovers.
(And lest you recognise someone you know kissing somebody unexpected, note that not every photo is recent!)
Third wheel, Trafalgar Square. Photo: zorilla.
Snogging in Soho Square. Photo: John Stradling.
Getting carried away in Green Park. Photo: Jay Parker.
Frenching in Farringdon. Photo: Magic Pea.
Kissing: the height of fashion. Photo: John Philips.
Kissing underground. Photo: Louise.
Notting Hill Carnival smooches. Photo: Andy Power.
A kiss at Christmas, Covent Garden. Photo: John Phillips
Southbank embrace. Photo: Michael O’Sullivan.
Pashing by the pub, Clerkenwell. Photo: Maciej Dakowicz
Planting one on in the park. Photo: Richard Thomson
Covent Garden goodbye. Photo: John Philips
Teenagers in lurve, Westminster Bridge. Photo: Bryan Leung.
Welcome home kiss. Photo: Carlo and Fabiana Nicora.
Tonsil hockey on the Tube. Photo: Zun Lee.
More Southbankissing. Photo: Carlo and Fabiana Nicora.
Passion by the Portrait Gallery. Photo: Carlo and Fabiana Nicora.
A clinch by the Thames. Photo: Mohammadali F.
Even penguins are in on it. London Zoo. Photo: D. Goomany.
And in Notting Hill, the pigeons too. Photo: John Kelly.
Guys kiss. Photo: Stewart Black.
We kiss. Photo: notfrancois.
If there’s nobody else to kiss… Photo: lhar.
Leicester Square snogs. Photo: Cristiano Betta
There’s not an app for that. Photo: John Kortland
Background kiss. Photo: Roberto Trm.
Locking lips at Blackfriars. Photo: Dr. Bojangles
Tottenham Court Road tonsil hockey. Photo: Kristijonas Dirse
More rats with wings doin’ their thing. Photo: Prad Patel
Lovers in Lambeth Palace Gardens. Photo: Kathryn Wilkins
Stand out from the crowd with a kiss. St Martin’s In The Fields. Photo: John Nielsen
Southbank. Photo: Prad Patel
Pucker up, you, and enjoy our countdown of five famous London kisses.