A group of contortionists squeezed their way into record books in London last week, setting a new record for the most people crammed in a photo booth.

A crowd of onlookers gathered on Wednesday at the recently transformed King's Cross station to see seven flexible females pack themselves into the tiny booth and set a new benchmark.

Under the guidelines for the record, once all participants are in place within the booth they must hold their position for a minimum of five seconds. Those taking part are also required to be over the age of 18 and must measure at least 5ft in height.

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The attempt formed part of a promotional event for photo booth operators Photo-Me, which saw the company offer hundreds of free photos to the public.

Throughout the day, commuters had the chance to use the photobooth for free and also had the chance to win train tickets.

Speaking after the attempt, Olivier Gimpel, Chief Officer of Photo-Me UK operations, said: "We are very proud to have achieved a Guinness World Records record."

"It was a successful day for us and a lot of fun for all commuters and station users - it has certainly been a day to remember!"