London’s heat wave in sounds and pictures

A dead leaf on wilted grass in Weavers Fields, Shoreditch.

Outside an electrical box with an active air vent to stay functional at 37 degrees. Several planes fly overhead, and around 1’12” you can hear a dry branch chrashing to the ground and dispersing a flock of pigeons. Vans and cyclists pass and you can also hear the incredibly dry ground underfoot.


Sun and shade draw stark lines across an alley in Shoreditch.

Green grass in the shade at Weavers Fields contrasts with the dehydrated colour of the rest of the fields. You can also read our previous coverage of Weavers Fields.