Thousands of people filled the streets of the West End today to watch the Rathayatra parade - also known as the Festival of Chariots. The procession included three wooden carts which were pulled by hand from Hyde Park corner to Trafalgar Square.
The altar deities from London's Soho Street Hare Krishna temple - Lord Jagannatha, Lord Baladeva and Lady Subhadra - were carried through the parade, accompanied by traditional music, singing and dancing.
Veteran rockers Black Sabbath are the latest headline act to be announced for the British Summer Time festival. The band fronted by Ozzy Osbourne and featuring Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi will play on the opening night of the Hyde Park event on July 4.
Black sabbath made a comeback last year with a number one album and sell-out tour. Osbourne said he's looking forward to the event, because when he first went to London he was impoverished and spent the advance he got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave.
"Returning almost 50 years on we are doing a bit better for ourselves, so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park - the most beautiful park in London - that has opened its gates to so many legends in the past," said Osbourne.
"We are beyond honoured to be allowed to put on a show and hope that the royals will enjoy it."
Other acts to perform include Soundgarden, Faith No More, Neil Young and McBusted. Tickets go on sale on Friday.
East London hosts an urban celebration with a difference today as Streetfest 2013 comes to Shoreditch.The urban sports festival features live performances from musicians and performers, but also showcases the very best in BMX-ing, skateboarding and inline skating.
East London will host an urban celebration with a difference tomorrow as Streetfest 2013 comes to Shoreditch. They'll be live performances from a range of artists, musicians and performers. It's the sixth year this event has been held in London and this one promises to be the best so far.
Festival goers will be able to try a range of sports including BMX riding, skateboarding and inline skating. They'll also be graffiti murals and a mini-ramp jam contest where 20 skaters will compete for a cash prize.
The ITunes Festival kicks off at Camden's Roundhouse this evening. It takes place all through September, and headlining the first night is R&B star Usher. Earlier Faye Barker caught up with him and asked him what fans can expect from his show tonight.