An artistic vision of how London may look like in the future – “London Flood” by Piers Brown.
The London Resilience Partnership, a coalition of key agencies (Government, City of London…), prepared the “London Flood Response Strategic Plan”. The objective is to “ensure a coordinated response to a flood, which will protect life and well-being with the mitigation of property and environmental damage as a strong supporting objective”.
The primary focus is on both tidal flooding from the River Thames and on fluvial flooding from tributaries that flow into the River Thames in London. The procedures also apply to surface water flooding resulting from excessive rainfall.
People surprised by flash floods in West London in May 2001.
Here is an interesting picture of how London would look after a 1 metre rise in sea level, which may happen over the next century according to an expert from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
The red areas are the most dangerous place to stay in London according to the Royal Geographical Society.
Here are the areas at medium risk of flooding.