1930 was one of the hottest summers on record, and 1932 was almost as hot. Londoners enjoyed the warm weather in a variety of ways.
These girls are at a main line station, going off on holiday.
Old Caledonian Market, King’s Cross. Some of the shoppers are still wearing far too much clothing for a heatwave.
The water company man has opened a street water main so the children can cool off.
Crowds gather by The Serpentine in Hyde Park. A cool spot in the heart of Central London.
A temporary swimming pool erected in Piccadilly.
These dressmakers are working on the roof of the workshop, wearing less clothing to keep cool.
The ice cream man by the River Thames was more popular than ever.
This little girl is taking her cat to The Cat Show at Olympia. She is still wearing an overcoat, despite the heat.
The little boy in his toy bus will not let the warm weather stop him wearing full uniform.
Female tennis players at Wimbledon cool off during the Junior Championships.