Updates for London have ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Christmas Eve with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.
- Updates on Wednesday 23 December
- News, sport, travel and weather updates resume on Christmas Eve
This evening and tonight cloud will tend to increase through the evening with a few showers persisting through the night.
However, many places will remain dry. Winds will become southerly and strengthen, especially over higher ground such as the North Downs.
Minimum temperature: 8C (46F).
BBC London News
On the programme at 18:30 on BBC One: We're out and about in Covent Garden as the capital gets ready for Christmas.
And we report on the Anti-Terrorism Hotline is receiving its highest ever number of calls.
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If you're heading off tonight or tomorrow for the Christmas and New Year break, make sure you check out BBC London's essential festive travel guide compiled by Paul Murphy-Kasp.
Whether you're travelling by road, rail or bus we've got it covered plus plenty of useful info regarding the Congestion Charge, the New Year's Eve fireworks display and the New Year's Day Parade.
The parents of a baby girl have met the staff at Victoria Coach Station four months after they helped deliver her by Gate 11.
Oluwatosin Kofoworola, 31, from Greenwich, unexpectedly went into labour at the station on 3 August.Copyright: National Express
With no time to spare members of staff contacted paramedics and helped deliver the baby, aptly named Victoria. It is believed she is the first baby to be born at the station in its 85-year history.
Mrs Kofoworola said: “All of a sudden I started to feel waves of contractions. I just thought to myself – this just cannot be happening. The coach staff were absolutely amazing. It is going to be an amazing story to tell Victoria when she grows up how she came into the world – I just can’t wait”.
Proud father Peter, 42, added: “I was ecstatic when coach station staff phoned up to tell me the happy news – confused at first but very happy."Copyright: National Express
BBC London News
While many of us will be enjoying the festive break at home with our families, for some Christmas Day will be like any other working day.
As part BBC London's series looking at unusual jobs in the capital, Sarah Harris went to meet the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London.
Former Wales and British and Irish Lions prop Adam Jones has signed a new contract with Harlequins.Copyright: Getty Images
The 34-year-old, who earned 95 caps for Wales before quitting international rugby in January, joined Quins from Cardiff Blues during the summer.
The BBC's Newsbeat team has pulled together some of the best Christmas covers to have graced our magazines.Copyright: Getty Images
The Christmas specials are among a vast collection of 70,000 magazines about pop culture - dating back to 1910 - which are being sorted and digitised at the Hyman Archive in south London.Copyright: BBC/Hyman ArchiveCopyright: BBC/Hyman Archive
Ex-Spurs & England midfielder on Football Focus
Dressing up as Superman and parties behind the gaffer's back - I lift the lid on a footballer's festive season.Copyright: Other
Including the time the entire Tottenham team hired a private jet to get to Dublin, because Harry Redknapp said we couldn't have a Christmas party at home.
Here's a festive poser about the ultimate London Christmas story...
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is as London as it gets – but do you know where to find some of the story’s possible locations? Blogger and cabbie Rob Lordan seeks them out...
The A102 Blackwall Tunnel Approach in Greenwich is blocked and there is stationary traffic northbound at the A2203 Blackwall Lane junction, because of an accident.
BBC Travel has classed this incident as severe.
A teenager who used a "hoverboard" to enter a supermarket and steal a crate of Lucozade has been spared jail.
Omaree Lindsay, 19, of Cecil Road, Croydon, rode into Co-Op in Streatham Road, Mitcham, on 6 September.
At Croydon Magistrates' Court he pleaded guilty to a number of offences including theft, failing to comply with a court order and driving a vehicle on the pavement and was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work.
Two police officers from Lambeth have raised more than £5,500 for an elderly man who had his life savings stolen by criminals posing as bogus police officers.
PC's Ben Ings and Simon Cracknell raised the money for Stan and presented him with a cheque at a specially-held 84th birthday party for him yesterday.Copyright: Met Police
The Met said on 22 October at about 16:00 two men posing as police officers bullied their way inside his house and stole £8,000 - the money he was saving for his funeral.
Stan said: "I received a wonderful service and help in my time of need. I thank them for the human kindness they showed me in all contact - it was a wonderful tonic."Copyright: Met Police
He has been dubbed Mr Christmas and the maverick of the dancing world.Copyright: BBC
Choreographer Matthew Bourne talks about the importance of the audience and his love of a great story, as one of his shows again tops the Sadler's Wells festive bill.
Press AssociationCopyright: PA
Homeless people from all over London are making use of the facilities at this year"s Crisis at Christmas centre at Haversack School in north London, which will be open over the Christmas period.
Justin Bieber and the Lewisham NHS Choir are almost neck-and-neck in the race for the Christmas Number One.
The Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir's single A Bridge Over You has almost closed the gap overnight and is now just 662 sales behind Bieber's Love Yourself.Copyright: BBC/PA
It's thought to be the closest Christmas Number One race since 2009, when Rage Against The Machine's single Killing In The Name was pitted against The X Factor winner Joe McElderry's The Climb.
Chief Executive of the Official Charts Company, said: "it really is too close to call" at the moment, but the result would be announced by 13:00 on Christmas Day.
Good luck Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir! Now let's all become Beliebers.