Mayor Boris Johnson is pledging to help keep the spirit of the past year alive in London in 2013:
"From the Diamond Jubilee to that huge collection of Team GB medals, 2012 has quite literally glimmered with excitement and enthusiasm.
"A fantastic mood of community has percolated the entire population of our city and beyond.
"We are going to make sure we use the success of this year to deliver more jobs, more homes and more regeneration for London and build on that fantastic sense of togetherness and community to ensure a real volunteering legacy.
"It’s been a wonderful year, but believe me, 2013 is going to be every bit as exciting."