Officers are clearing areas in the City of Westminster, Camden, Croydon, Islington, Lambeth and Southwark, in partnership with local authorities, the Home Office and other government agencies.
Under the banner of Operation Encompass, police say they are cracking down on illegal immigrants and begging in these hotspots. Officers have made several arrests, issued anti-social behaviour notices and are seeking ASBOs against the rough sleepers.
Scotland Yard officers questioned several people looking for homeless foreign travellers.
One person has been extradited to Romania for breaching immigration rules. Another person has volunteered to leave the UK for Romania.
Around 40 eastern Europeans were removed from Marble Arch. Officers were seen checking their identification and photographing the travellers.
The Met says today's operation is part of a long running campaign to target organised gangs who arrive in London from eastern Europe to beg for money before going back to their home country.
- A total of 37 people were processed by the Met and The UK Border Agency.
- 35 people were issued with cease and desist notices.
- One person will be removed from the UK by the Boarder Agency.
- One person will voluntarily leave the UK for Romania.
The UK Border Agency already has the power to send home any EU nationals not exercising their EU Treaty rights.
Anyone heading home tonight in central London is being warned to look out for - and stay away from - a swarm of bees which suddenly appeared at a bus stop. The bees are swarming outside the Odeon Cinema at Marble Arch.
Three people have been arrested over the attempted murder of an Indian military general in central London.
Lieutenant General Kuldeep Singh Brar, 78, had his neck slashed by a gang near Marble Arch on Sunday.
One woman in her 40s and two men in their 30s have been detained in the West Midlands.
Police investigating the death of a homeless man have charged a man with murder.
Ghodratollah Barani, 26, of no fixed abode, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow charged with the murder of Mark Morrison, 46, Scotland Yard said.
Mr Morrison, who was originally from Scotland but had been sleeping rough in London for some time, was found strangled at Marble Arch in the early hours of June 21.
Detectives have named a man who found murdered at Marble Arch on Thursday morning. 46 year-old Mark Morrison was originally from Scotland and had been sleeping rough in London. A post-mortem gave his cause of death as strangulation.
Police are trying to discover the identity of a man found dead at Marble Arch.
They were called at 3.30am this morning to reports that a man had collapsed.
It's thought that the victim had been assaulted.