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12 photos of freezing London to prepare you for the Arctic blast

By Hayley Spencer

We've spent the past few unnervingly warm months wondering if the weather men had decided to cancel a real winter this year. But that's all about to change: the cold is officially coming. An 'ice blast' from the Arctic, in fact. By this time next week, London will be experiencing icy temperatures of 0-5C – and it might even snow.

As well as stocking up on de-icer and socks, you'll want to mentally prepare yourself to feel the sudden, grim onset of cold in your bones.  So do yourself a favour and scroll through the photos below to remind yourself what London looks and feels like in the grips of freezing temperatures.


Greetings from #frozenlondon brrrh

A photo posted by Jakub Dolejs (@jakubdolejs) on

Courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons/Bridget McKenzie


Hello spring!!!

A photo posted by Julia Caram (@julia_caram) on


Cold morning #fog #cold #freezinginlondon #london

A photo posted by Catarina Faria (@catarinafaria1) on

Courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons/NJ Spicer


WELCOME ❄️ WINTER #london #freezinglondon #mondaymorning #wintertime #winterpleasebekind

A photo posted by @beat_bx on



A photo posted by Massimiliano Binda (@max_binda) on

Courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons/Hernan Pinera

Courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons/John Curnow


First snow of the year in London a I choose to run to work 😱❄️🏃 #snowlondon #footprints

A photo posted by Hari Anne Alice Milburn (@hariannealice) on

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