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Snow over London – in Photos

When I was in London, two years ago, something unusual happened.

The city shut down. People retreated to their warm, cozy living rooms. Public transportation stopped operating. Shops closed for a few days. Snow was slowly taking over London, paralyzing its core. And so I did just what any Canadian would do.

I took a walk in Hyde Park.

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Hyde Park
Hard to believe this is central London, right?
Hyde Park
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Hyde Park filled with snow lovers
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Hyde Park
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Can you count the snowmen?
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Snowy phone boxes – not a common sight!

Snow in London is not a great scenario for regular life. The city is not equipped for dealing with snow falls, no matter how big or small. So it shuts down completely (causing major economic disasters). Some people chose to catch up on their sleep. Others decided to embrace their inner child and build snowmen in the park. Me, I couldn’t help myself, as I went through the familiar routine of putting on my boots, my scarf, my mittens, my hat and my duvet coat. I smiled.

Have you ever experienced snow in London? How did you react?

Marie-Eve

Marie is a native Montrealer trying to balance a deep love for her hometown and an unquenchable thirst for travel and discovery. She has been to more than 36 countries, lived abroad in both France and the U.K., and is always on the lookout for authentic experiences wherever she travels -- especially if it involves chocolate.