Thunderbirds were go as Westminster Council won the best float at the New Year’s Day Parade.
Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster Councillor Angela Harvey stepped out as Lady Penelope in a glorious pink convertible Cadillac, and Councillor Robert Davis drove her from Piccadilly to Parliament Square as a bespectacled Parker.
Councillors and children from the Sylvia Young Theatre School dressed in the puppets’ iconic blue uniforms for the 1960s themed parade.
The Westminster float took poll position out of 20 London boroughs who entered, raising thousands of pounds for the Lord Mayor’s charity, the Sir Simon Milton Foundation, which helps young people in the borough find work.
Mr Davis, who organised and designed Westminster’s winning float, said: "We have a strong tradition of doing well in the New Year’s Day parade but it is a very special achievement to have come first this year and to have managed to raise this money for the Sir Simon Milton Foundation.
"It is of course a fantastic charity which was set up to continue delivering Sir Simon’s vision of a caring city that offers opportunity for all - particularly in helping to offer training and employment opportunities for young people."