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.
Courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons/Bridget McKenzie
Courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons/NJ Spicer
Courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons/Hernan Pinera
Courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons/John Curnow