Crowds lined Blackfriars Bridge, the Queen's Walk on the South Bank, Waterloo Bridge and Victoria Embankment to watch the annual firework display marking the City's new mayoral year.
Only two Lambeth councillors were present for the planning committee's visit to the proposed Founder's Place development site next to Archbishop's Park.
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