Central London brought to a standstill by flash flooding after sudden deluge

Water has been seen pouring into London Victoria station as downpours hit the capital.

The rail station appeared to be flooding at one entrance after torrential rain left parts of the city submerged.

Video shows soggy commuters gingerly negotiating a large and ever-expanding puddle, while non-watertight gates were shut.

Transport for London (TfL) declined to comment because the flooding took place in the part of the station owned by Network Rail.

Meanwhile, outside Kings Cross station, one man tried in vain to halt the knee-high flooding with a broom.

And in Stoke Newington there were also scenes of major flooding.

Author Tom Huddleston wrote: ‘This is nuts, we can’t actually leave the block’, alongside footage of major flooding.

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