Four musicians from Hounslow are in the running to be crowned young busker of the year.

They are among more than 200 acts to be shortlisted for London's Gigs Big Busk competition, taking place at venues from tube stations to St Paul's Cathedral.

Audiences can vote online for their favourite performers.

Among the prizes up for grabs in the competition is a coveted licence to busk on the tube and recording time at a top studio.

London mayor Boris Johnson said: "Over the years Gigs has provided a platform for some great musicians wanting to carve a career in the music industry.

"We're calling on the public to keep an eye out for our latest line up of talent, show their appreciation and, most importantly, get voting! We might have a budding Ed Sheeran or Ellie Goulding in our midst."

Hounslow's new outdoor performance space Bell Square, at the west end of Hounslow High Street, will host a selection of the shortlisted acts next Saturday, August 16, from midday.

The shortlisted acts from the borough of Hounslow are:

Heloïse Burland, indie artist, 23

Heloise Burland, who is competing in the Gigs Big Busk competition
 

Joy Nkoyo, singer, 18

Joy Nkoyo, who is competing in the Gigs Big Busk competition
 

Luca Fiore, experimental artist, 21

Luca Fiore, who is competing in the Gigs Big Busk competition
 

Doll Fair, pop singer, 23

Doll Fair, who is competing in the Gigs Big Busk competition