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Camel racing in Potters Fields Park

Free camel rides were on offer in Potters Fields Park on Wednesday as part of a promotional stunt for easyJet's new route from Gatwick to Luxor.

Camel racing in Potters Fields Park
Camel racing in Potters Fields Park
Camel racing in Potters Fields Park

Joseph's Amazing Camels – the only camel-racing business in the UK – brought their four camels to Potters Fields Park where riders dressed as Cleopatra, Tutankhamen and an Egyptian mummy took part in a series of races.

A queue of children eager for a ride on a camel soon formed at one end of the enclosure.

It's not the first time that the camels have come to the riverside park between City Hall and Tower Bridge – last September they took part in an event with Saracens rugby club.

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