Traders setting up stalls for Bankside's Frost Fair got more than they bargained for when the Thames burst its banks and flooded the riverside walkway outside Tate Modern, taking out the fair's power supply.
The high water mark on Bankside
Staff at the Design Museum spent two hours clearing blocked drains and keeping the water out of the building
Further east, firefighters were seen pumping water out of the riverside Mayflower pub in Rotherhithe.
High tide at London Bridge was due just after 2pm on Friday. The Environment Agency issued a flood watch alert for the tidal Thames between the Thames Barrier and Putney Bridge at 11.30am on Friday.