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Thames streets and pubs placed on flood alert amid high spring tides

Streets and pubs near the River Thames across central London have been placed under flood alerts amid high spring tides.

Londoners have been told to prepare for flooding along the riverside stretching from the Thames Barrier through to west London, with some pubs and part of Southbank being covered by warnings.

It comes after cars were left trapped during high tides at Twickenham on Sunday.

There were 19 flooding alerts in place across the capital on Monday morning including near the River Ravensbourne in south London, stretching across Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon.

Flooding alerts were in place between the Thames barrier and Putney Bridge, along to Teddington Weir and past Hampton Court.

The Environment Agency (EA) said there could be flooding of low-lying roads and footpaths along the Thames for one to two hours either side of high tide but properties are not expected to be flooded.

The Mayflower and Angel pubs could be flooded as well as the bankside by the Tate Modern.

The Met Office previously warned heavy downpours could bring flooding and disruption to parts of London and the South East on Monday.

A yellow rain warning was in place until 9am on Monday.

Last month Hackney Wick residents and businesses faced knee-deep water after torrential rain caused the canal flooding.

The nearby River Lea canal burst its banks after heavy rain, with the London Fire Brigade sending 70 firefighters and 10 engines to the west side of the river.

Residents at around 100 affected properties on Dace Road, Wick Lane and Smeed Road were bailing out water by the bucket-load.