Enjoying the Fountains at Somerset House

Splashing sunshine at Somerset House

I remember when I first came to London - we still measured temperatures in Fahrenheit then - anything much above 70 degrees (21 Celsius) was enough to prompt headlines like 'Phew What a Scorcher'. In recent years really hot summers seem to have become commonplace with regular temperatures reaching 20 degrees around May and staying above that until October. It takes 30 degrees plus to provoke comment. These next few shots were taken over a few sweltering days well into the thirties. At those temperatures it really is hot in London - maybe because of all the concrete and other surfaces to reflect the heat. But the city really comes into its own when it is hot. Things slow down a little and many of the normal rules go by the boards. Go to Next Image or back to LDN 2 Gallery

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