Andrew Jones found himself chased around Soho by "a posse of some of the most well-known and distinguished police officers".
A street in Soho is Britain's parking blackspot. In 10 months last year 5,143 tickets were issued, raising more than £400,000.
From Covent Garden to Soho and Battersea Power Station, some of London's most historic buildings were once threatened with demolition.
Two cyclists have been seriously injured after being knocked off their bikes in two separate crashes. A man in his 60s was taken to hospital in a critical condition after colliding with a car in Regent Street on Tuesday evening.
Just hours earlier, a cyclist in his 20s was hit by a bus in Battersea. Speaking to the Evening Standard, eyewitness Franco Romeo said:
"He was on the stretcher. They kept him there for a long time. I felt very bad because he was not moving at all. He looked in very bad shape. It was very serious."
Police say the drivers in both incidents stopped at the scene, and no one has been arrested.
The Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square is hiring dwarfs to work as bouncers. An advert appeared in today's Metro newspaper to create "a team of Britain's smallest bouncers" for its new entrance. The Hippodrome Casino says it is looking for applicants under 4ft 10 inches.
Police say Alvin Ricketts was "truly brazen", wearing a variety of flamboyant hats and dinner scarves around Soho.
The senior officer leading the operation, Detective Chief Superintendent Kevin Southworth said:
"Alvin Ricketts was one of a group of drug dealers arrested as part of Operation Rense who congregated in Soho. Ricketts was truly brazen in his offending, wearing a variety of quite flamboyant hats, dinner scarves and other outfits that made him stand out.
"The 74-year-old would regularly travel from his sheltered housing accommodation to sell class A drugs in the heart of the West End."
A pensioner who left his sheltered housing to deal crack on the streets of Soho has been jailed for two years. 74-year-old Alvin Ricketts from north London pleaded guilty to two counts of supplying crack cocaine. He was also handed a five year ASBO.
Alvin Ricketts was one of 38 drug dealers convicted and jailed for more than 70 years in total under a major crackdown on drugs around Soho.
The Soho-based makers of Candy Crush appear to have ambitious plans for expansion with an expected floatation on the Nasdaq exchange. The Daily Telegraph reports the game's creator, King, could be valued at more than £3 billion.
If the floatation goes ahead, it will be one of the biggest of any British technology company.
A group of dealers who plagued the streets of Soho with drugs have been jailed for more than 60 years. Their trials came after a major investigation by Metropolitan Police who caught the gang in action on CCTV.
Ronke Phillips reports:
Four men have been jailed for a total of 62 years after dealing heroine and crack cocaine in Soho, central London as part of a major sustained crackdown on drug and associated crime in the area.
A total of 32 defendants have previously been jailed as part of the second stage of Operation Rense by Westminster officers.
The latest convictions represent several months of intensive targeting of Class A and B dealers in Soho and the West End with 43 suspects arrested in May 2013.