East London hosts an urban celebration with a difference today as Streetfest 2013 comes to Shoreditch.The urban sports festival features live performances from musicians and performers, but also showcases the very best in BMX-ing, skateboarding and inline skating.
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The high of 35C was recorded on a Bakerloo line train between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus at 2pm.
Weather forecasters say temperatures could reach 35C, beating the previous record of 34.6C in the scorching summer of 1976.
After years of political manoeuvring over the future expansion of Heathrow Airport, there has been an important development this lunchtime.