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Vogue's London Ice Cream Guide

#heatwave treat: London's 10 best ice creams

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Heatwaves and droughts in Britain over the years in pictures

Holborn Oasis, swimming pool in London, 1955 | Repinned by Temple Towels…

The famous Lyons Tea House waitress, known as a “Nippy.”

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Hidden Coves & Beaches in Cornwall, Devon & the South West - Red Online

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Buckingham Palace;- Grenadier Guardsman on sentry duty outside Buckingham Palace suffers in the July 1933 heat wave.

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from eBay

Details about (08842) Postcard - London - Heatwave in 1952

London - Heatwave in 1952.

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Good ol' summer weather: King George famously referred to the English summer as "three fine days and a thunderstorm"

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from Mail Online

Childhood, freedom and the lost spirit of ’76

According to a 2012 survey, the happiest time to have been a child was the year 1976. Despite a water shortage, strikes and high inflation, an extraordinary heatwave cast a spell over the nation, allowing children to play for hours outside.

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Dunkirk, 1940. The Royal Navy and a varied collection of little ships saved over 330k men of the BEF.

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