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Wet London

Here in the States, London is perceived as being a rainy destination.

While it's true that London's weather is "wet" at times, I'd characterize it as a "pleasant wet" where one finds anything from mist to drizzle to brief periods of light showers intersperced with clouds and/or bright sky. A London visit is not about rain as it is about be dressed correctly for the weather of the moment.

"Wet London" does not impede us from throrougly enjoying our visits. A water-resistant coat, a hat, & occassionally, an umbrella will suffice. Londoners are themselves mostly oblivious of the rain. And that's really the magic of a London visit. Being Westend theater buffs, we've had some wonderful nights walking Southbank in the mist and thinking about Eponine's song from Les Mis as she walks in the rain ( I guess this reveals the sort of London nuts we are ).

Having said all of this, yes are are occassional moments where one gets caught in a downpour. The picture "soaked pixel capturers" attests the one time we get caught in wind & rain crossing the Millennium Bridge and are soaked by the time we cross to Southbank. Even then, we had a choice of walking into the wind or walking with our backs to the wind ( and soaking our arses ). We chose the former since our destination was a Greek resturant 100 meters from the bridge and we needed them to sit on. You always have choices when you visit London.




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Ways to Dodge Raindrops
Ways to Dodge Raindrops
Theater Raindrops
Theater Raindrops
Wet Busker
Wet Busker
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Wet London
Soaked Pixel Capturers
Soaked Pixel Capturers
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Glistening Solitude
Glistening Solitude
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Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Blinded by the Rain
Blinded by the Rain
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Wet London
Oxford St. Shoppers
Oxford St. Shoppers
Wet London
Wet London
Splash On, Shoppers !
Splash On, Shoppers !
Wet London
Wet London
Resigned to Raindrops
Resigned to Raindrops
Mind the Drops
Mind the Drops
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Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet Chaos
Wet Chaos
County Hall Reflections
County Hall Reflections
Marylebone Lane Raindrops
Marylebone Lane Raindrops
Slippery Southbank
Slippery Southbank
Raincoat Dresscode
Raincoat Dresscode
Eye's Reflections
Eye's Reflections
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Wet London
Chinatown Drizzle
Chinatown Drizzle
Fleet St. Plodders
Fleet St. Plodders
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Wet London
Southbank
Southbank
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Wet London
Wet Chivalry
Wet Chivalry
Wet Bicycle Seats
Wet Bicycle Seats
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Wet London
Wet London
Wet London
Wet is a State of Mind
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Wet Wontons in Chinatown
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Wet London