25 years after the Marchioness disaster on the Thames, a memorial ceremony was held at Southwark Cathedral today to remember the 51 victims.
Tube, DLR, tram and some National Rail services in Greater London will run all night on New Year's Eve.
Londoners have been left confused as to why a 50 foot rubber duck is floating down the Thames.
London lifeboat crew members today saved the lives of a group of four - moments before their speedboat sank to the bottom of the Thames.
The drama unfolded around 2pm this afternoon when the group’s boat began taking on water just south of the Millennium Bridge.
Unable to stop taking on water, the group then alerted the Coastguard using their mobile phone, before preparing to abandon ship.
With the four relieved occupants safely aboard the lifeboat, the crew were able to tether their boat, whose bow was still sticking out of the water, so that it did not become a hazard to passing vessels.
Sinking boat with four people on board. As the last person stepped on to the lifeboat @towerrnli the pleasure boat slipped below the water.
A porpoise has been spotted swimming in the River Thames.
RNLI lifeboat crew members posted this snap on Twitter earlier, after seeing the mammal near Tower Bridge.
A seal has been captured on video playing with a dog on the banks of the Thames.
The footage, shot by owner Nicola White near Greenwich, shows the seal and dog happily interacting for around 5 minutes.
There's also the traditional transport operation to make those crowds of revellers get into and out of London safely.
Piers Hopkirk reports now on the preparations ahead of tonight's festivities.
Despite the bad weather, up a quarter of a million of people are expected to converge on the capital tonight to welcome in 2013.
Many will head for the banks of the Thames to get the best vantage points for the traditional New Year's fireworks display.
Nick Thatcher spoke to Jim Donald from Jack Morton Worldwide in his report.
Tourists from all over the world are looking forward to celebrating New Year's Eve in London, despite the wet and windy weather.
Jim Donald, from Jack Morton Worldwide, who is executive producer for London's New Year's Eve party,said: "We're thrilled again to be a part of New Year's Eve. We've been running this for the last nine years.
"We opened the year, a spectacular year, just 12 months ago and we're going to close the year off in hopefully an even bigger and better way."
Tube, DLR, tram and some National Rail services in Greater London will run all night on New Years Eve.
Night and 24 hour bus routes will run as normal, but there will be a reduction in bus services leaving central London from around 5pm to around 3am on New Year's morning because of road closures.
There will be free London travel on bus, Tube, tram and DLR from 11:45pm until 4:30am and on London Overground until last trains.
For more details visit the TfL website.