Residents of the capital have shared their stories from the weekend, saying the roads turned into rivers.
Resident Chris Date tweeted a photo of a bus in Bakers Arms, Walthamstow, saying the flood water was “above the kerb”.
He said: “It’s impossible to walk on the pavement. To get on that bus the water came up to my shins. This is a canal, not a road.”
Cyclist Eddie Elliott, 28, told the Press Association agency he had passed the area near Queenstown Road station to find the road “totally shut down”.
He said: “Having been born and raised in London, I have never seen anything quite like it.”