With people now slowly returning to work, pubs, restaurants and the general hustle and bustle of day to day life, take a break and look through these lovely photos of pets.

Sent in by readers from across south east London and north Kent, these good boys and girls have made their owners' lives that little bit better during lockdown.

And hopefully they can cheer up your day too - we certainly enjoyed putting this one together.

Flick through the gallery above to see the cutest pets in south London, or at least the most recent photos taken of them.