Richmond and Wandsworth are currently tying neck and neck for the title of royal wedding street party capital of London.

The two neighbouring boroughs are both racing ahead of the rest of London with 64 street party applications lodged by each council so far, putting them well ahead of the other 31 boroughs.

Last week Richmond Council leader Lord True said he had been delighted by residents' reaction to the prospect of hosting their own royal wedding celebrations.

He said: "From what I have heard we may end up the most popular place in London for street parties.

"As I said a few months ago, let the streets party, the bunting fly and the bells ring out for William and Kate."

Residents have also expressed delight at being one of the leading forces for London's royal wedding celebrations.

One resident said she could not wait for the festivities to begin and admitted her and her neighbours had already started making their own bunting in anticipation.

Melissa Kennaway, of Twickenham, said: "We have arranged a DJ, bouncy castle, games and food and are now praying that it does not rain.

"Residents in our street have all come together and offered help and donated everything."

Residents keen to host their own street party can still submit plans as applications do not close until April 8.