The annual National Doughnut Week raises awareness for UK charity, The Children's Trust. To give you an excuse to try some of the finest doughnuts in south London this week, here's a list of some of the best places:

Krispy Kreme

Stores in New Malden, Croydon and Kingston

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Pic: Krispy Kreme

Available at Tesco as well as the brand's dedicated doughnut stores, recent additions to Krispy Kreme's menu include a Hersheys cookies and cream flavour, pictured above middle. 

Fans of the American brand can pick up a box of 12 from £12.45. 

Dum Dum Donutterie

Croydon Boxpark

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Pic: Dum Dum Donutterie

Serving up artisinal doughnuts from Croydon Boxpark's food court, Adil Malik recently opened this franchise of east London doughnut brand "Dum Dum Donutterie".

The south London branch's line-up includes a "cronut" - a mix between a croissant and a doughnut - and a doughnut with fresh cream and a strawberry, in tribute to the upcoiming Wimbledon Championships.

A box of 12 starts at £22.50.

Crosstown Doughnuts

Stocked at Holly & Co, 149 St. Margarets Road, Twickenham

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Pic: Crosstown Doughnuts

Stocked in coffee shops across London, the bakers at Crosstown Doughnuts use a hybrid sourdough recipe to create their weird and wonderful doughnuts.

Boxes of 12 can be ordered online for delivery and collection from £30, or purchased individually from stockists such as Holly & Co in Twickenham. 

Greggs

Stores across south London

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Picture: Greggs

If exotic flavours aren't your thing, Greggs has your back with a box of 12 doughnuts from £5. The bakery chain serves ring doughnuts in glazed, lemon, chocolate and iced flavours, as well as a classic jammy option.

Guaranteed to make you friends in the office for as little as a fiver, Greggs has stores on most high streets, but you can find your nearest here