Tom Hiddleston taking a leisurely stroll on the streets of London is nothing special, but if the actor is joined by a female friend, who pretty much resembles his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, speculations are bound to surface.

The suave British actor has sparked dating rumours after being spotted in Hampstead, North London with a young woman whose blonde locks allude to that of Swift's. The woman is believed to be a colleague of the 35-year-old actor, who is also an ambassador for UNICEF. Click here to see more pictures.

While Hiddleston's whirlwind romance with the Blank Space hitmaker ended too early following certain irreconcilable reasons, the hunky Avengers star already seems to be in good company.

Dressed in a cosy hooded jacket to keep the winds at bay, the Loki actor appeared all smiles as he walked down the London street with his female friend.

Hiddleston's friend too was photographed all giggly as she matched steps with the James Bond contender in a pair of skinny jeans, a dark trench coat and a fluffy beanie to complement her winter look. The pair was later joined by a second colleague, all of them seemingly in good spirits as they smiled at the onlookers.

Hiddleston's latest appearance comes after recent reports claimed that Swift and the Night Manager actor are "on good terms" despite their much-publicised break up in September. Since the very beginning of the Hiddleswift affair, the pair has publicly flaunted their romance – they first made headlines for their PDA-filled Rhode Island outing.

"The truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together, and we're very happy. That's the truth. It's not a publicity stunt," the Emmy-winning actor had told earlier justifying their romance.

Unfortunately, the relationship didn't last long as the couple called it quits before their coveted public appearance at the Emmys red carpet. "She was the one to put the brakes on the relationship. Tom wanted the relationship to be more public than she was comfortable with," a source told Us Weekly, citing the cause of the split.

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Swift and Hiddleston had confirmed their romance when they were pictured kissing on the beach in Rhode Island on 14 June Getty Images/Reuters