People carve pumpkins at Halloween because, well, it's the one time of the year when it's socially acceptable to turn a vegetable into a grinning, toothy monster. 

Carving brings families and communities together and has become a fun part of Halloween traditions, contributing to the spooky and creative atmosphere.

Plus, it's an autumnal thing, and who can resist the allure of a pumpkin spice latte whilst carving up a pumpkin?

It's a chance to release your inner Picasso, by carving everything from classic spooky faces to celebrity lookalikes.

And people across south east London have shared their creative, fun and simply terrifying pumpkin designs. 

From disturbingly weird faces to Peppa Pig, we have gathered the pumpkins worth sharing this Halloween. 

Robert Rosier

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