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.
The Downing Street sign was bought by David Soskin, who was former special advisor to John Major in the Downing Street Policy Unit.
A new report on tackling small business crime, "High Street Blues", has revealed that there were 28,889 reported robberies and thefts against London's businesses in 2013.
The boroughs with the highest number of robberies were: Westminster (3,044), Croydon (1,247) and Hammersmith & Fulham (1,236).
The report by the GLA Conservatives recommends handing out DNA sprays to small businesses, as part of crime prevention kits, and establishing a digital crime mapping database, to identify crime trends, ultimately helping police gather evidence and target their resources more effectively.
– Roger Evans, Report author and GLA Conservatives crime spokesman
Small businesses are the pillar of our high-streets, town centres and local communities, and contribute significantly to London's economy. Unfortunately, many are plagued with persistent crime such as theft and robbery.
- With current methods, a pothole can cost £220 to fix and take two hours, with an entire junction costing £25,000
- The new treatment allows Westminster Council to fix holes and cracks charged per square meter
- Pothole fixes will last for the lifetime of the surrounding road surface, instead of the current 1-4 years
Source: Westminster Council
– Councillor Ed Argar, Westminster City Council
600,000 cars enter central London every day. This traffic, and several harsh winters, put our roads under constant pressure 24 hours a day.
But holes in the road drive motorists potty, and we are determined to do all we can to make sure they don't appear in the first place - prevention is better than cure if we want to keep the capital moving.
Upgrading our roads will help reduce potholes and offer better value for money - it is a win-win situation.
Westminster City Council is using a new new state of the art thermal system to repair potholes. Costing over £1 million, the method means road can be repaired in 20 minutes using just two people.
Westminster City Council is fixing potholes in twenty minutes, using a state of the art repair system.
The resurfacing programme has cost £1.2 million and is being carried out after a big rise in the number of potholes over the last 4 years.
The Dean of Westminster will give a Christmas service at 10am at Westminster Abbey today.
The Dean, Dr John Hall, is head of Westminster Abbey and a chaplain to the Queen. He officiated at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding at the Abbey in 2011.
He will be joined at the service by the Westminster Abbey choir, who also sang at the Royal Wedding.
A further service is taking place at the Abbey at 3pm which is open to the public without tickets.
The life of Nelson Mandela will be celebrated at Westminster Hall later this afternoon.
A number of musical performances are expected to take place.
Foreign Secretary William Hague and Labour leader Ed Miliband are among the political figures who will pay their tributes.
Opponents of the £50 billion HS2 high-speed rail project are set to demonstrate in Westminster tomorrow as an HS2 Hybrid Bill begins its passage through Parliament.
The protest is being organised by the Stop HS2 group with demonstrators expected to come from as far away at Cheshire and Yorkshire.
A "paving" bill - officially called the High Speed (Preparation) Bill - received royal assent last week and has kick-started the legislation that supporters hope will see a new high-speed line running through Tory heartlands in the Chilterns from London to Birmingham by 2026.