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Santa revellers descend on London in annual jamboree

Santacon revellers congregate near the Palace of Westminster for their annual celebration Photo: @leena_mari, Twitter

Hundreds of Father Christmas enthusiasts have gathered in London for the annual SantaCon.

Santacon revellers gather at Waterloo station, as snapped by ITV News weather presenter Lucy Verasamy Credit: Lucy Verasamy, Twitter

The SantaCon event is held in cities around the world, and in 2007 set a Guinness World Record when more than 17,000 Santas gathered in Ireland.

En route to Santacon, London Credit: @cantrinmedwards, Twitter

The organisers have issued useful guidance to their revellers, including nuggets of advice such as: "You MUST address everyone as 'Santa', you SHOULD 'ho-ho-ho' like Santa, you OUGHT to give out gifts like Santa."

Santa revellers gathering in London's Leicester Square Credit: @lilymakurah, Twitter