After reports of a strong smell in the area, which is largely empty because of lockdown restrictions, the police discovered more than 800 weed plants in a basement near the Bank of England.
As a more contagious variant of the coronavirus tears through the country, and as people resist new restrictions, hospitals are struggling to cope with a surge in patients.
The year that seemed to drag on forever is finally coming to an end.
Many homeless people in London will stay in hotels over the Christmas and New Year holidays, if not longer, through funding from charities and the government.
On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain imposed a lockdown in London and southeast England, citing a fast-spreading coronavirus variant.
Scientists say the new variant is spreading faster than previous ones, but does not appear to make people sicker.
On a film set in Britain, the actor tore into the crew with an expletive-laden rant. Production of the blockbuster film had previously been delayed by the pandemic.
The prime minister, already facing a tough week with Brexit, risks additional wrath from Conservatives over the closing of pubs and restaurants again.
The musical “Six” and a concert version of “Les Miserables” are among the shows that will close because of rising coronavirus cases in the city.
What it felt like to witness some of the first coronavirus vaccinations in Britain. Plus, what we’re listening to.