Hundreds embraced the swinging sixties in a colourful parade to help raise money for charity.

People from Barnet took to the streets of the central London as part of the annual London New Year's Day Parade.

Dressed as characters from the 1960s, they wore psychedelic costumes and spent the day dancing from Piccadilly to Whitehall.

They competed against 17 other London boroughs for a £50,000 cash prize.

Although the representatives did not win, they were named as runners up in the contest, along with Westminster, Sutton and Camden.

Dancers from the city of Westminster were crowned the winners of the three-hour event.

The annual competition aims to raise money for various charities across London.

Barnet Mayor Councillor Melvin Cohen said: “I am delighted to support the parade in our magnificent capital city.

“I hope the parade raised much needed funds for the many charities represented. Wishing you all happy healthy and prosperous New Year.”