Southwark has been transformed this holiday season, with houses and businesses across the borough going the extra mile to get into the Christmas spirit.
Halls have been decked with boughs of holly from Bankside to Dulwich, but this year it seems that even Southwark’s pets are getting in on the festive fun.
After beautiful Bertie the cat, of Bermondsey-based charity London Persian Rescue, stole our readers’ hearts last week, we were sent a great selection of Southwark cats, dogs – and even a pony – in full festive attire.
Check out the four-legged Santas, mini Rudolphs and tinsel-clad mutts below – including Nala, a very special therapy dog who helps sick children at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, which is situated in Waterloo.
Nala has spent the last seven years visiting patients at the hospital, putting a smile onto the faces of the brave kids spending Christmas on a ward.
This year, a book celebrating the role of pets at the hospital called Evelina London Pets is being sold to raise funds for the hospital. It costs £3.99 and can be purchased by emailingmelinda.Edwards@gstt.nhs.uk