A pub chef in London has got into the festive spirit by offering to feed the homeless a Christmas dinner.

Adam Hardiman, 30, will be preparing a full roast at the William IV pub in Islington with all the trimmings from 12pm to 3pm on Sunday 21 December after wanting to cook for "actual people that need it".

The pub posted the exciting news on Twitter, stating: "This Sunday. We are open to the homeless and hungry. Proper Xmas dinner. Please spread the word and love."

It received a warm response by Twitter users who have re-tweeted the post 7,000 times.

Max, one of the pub workers, told radio station LBC: "The retweets are great, but they are useless if we don't get people in to eat. So if people could speak to the chap on the steps at their local Tube and tell them where to come on Sunday, that would be great."

Hardiman added: "If people want to volunteer, walk the streets and tell people to come in."