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Heatwave Collection

"Sweltering in the City: London's Heatwave Hits Hard" As temperatures soar, Londoners flock to their favorite outdoor spots to beat the scorching heat

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Parliament Hill Fields Lido PLA01_03_0300

Parliament Hill Fields Lido PLA01_03_0300
Parliament Hill Fields Lido, Gordon House Road, Gospel Oak, Camden, Greater London. The busy swimming pool at Parliament Hill Fields Lido in Gospel Oak

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0326

Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0326
Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, Greater London. The aerator fountain and cafe building at Tooting Bec Lido, Streatham

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Milk House, Tompkins Sq.; hot day, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Milk House, Tompkins Sq.; hot day, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Milk House, Tompkins Sq.; hot day, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Asleep in Battery Park on hot day, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Asleep in Battery Park on hot day, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Asleep in Battery Park on hot day, between c1910 and c1915.

Background imageHeatwave Collection: SYDNEY HEATWAVE

SYDNEY HEATWAVE
People at Bondi Icebergs Swimming Club in Sydney, Saturday, December 9 2023. A heatwave across four states has led to numerous outback towns reaching temps into the 40Cs

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Populist ponds not as deep as expected. Satirical drawing of 1890 about the drying up of

Populist ponds not as deep as expected. Satirical drawing of 1890 about the drying up of the Silver Craze
NWI4958294 Populist ponds not as deep as expected. Satirical drawing of 1890 about the drying up of the Silver Craze. Cartoon by W. A

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Tunisia, Sfax: Public garden, wed, eucalyptus, one woman and two dogs, 1900

Tunisia, Sfax: Public garden, wed, eucalyptus, one woman and two dogs, 1900
LUX4765605 Tunisia, Sfax: Public garden, wed, eucalyptus, one woman and two dogs, 1900; (add.info.: Tunisia, Sfax: Public garden, wed, eucalyptus, one woman and two dogs)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Alpes-Maritimes (06), Touet-de-l'Escarene

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Alpes-Maritimes (06), Touet-de-l'Escarene: The bridge over the Paillon
LUX4767950 France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Alpes-Maritimes (06), Touet-de-l'Escarene: The bridge over the Paillon, the bed of the dry river is used to dry the linen, animated view

Background imageHeatwave Collection: France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Var (83), Toulon: The bridge of Las with the dry river

France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Var (83), Toulon: The bridge of Las with the dry river bordered by a path that
LUX4767772 France, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Var (83), Toulon: The bridge of Las with the dry river bordered by a path that crosses a village, 1900; (add.info.: France)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Page from The Bible Emblem Anniversary Book (colour litho)

Page from The Bible Emblem Anniversary Book (colour litho)
8630798 Page from The Bible Emblem Anniversary Book (colour litho) by Foster, William (1852-1924); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Un entr'acte, par trente degrés de chaleur, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Un entr'acte, par trente degrés de chaleur, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Un entr'acte, par trente degres de chaleur, 19th century. Summer Sketch - An intermission, thirty degrees of heat

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Tent deux degrés!!!, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Tent deux degrés!!!, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Tent deux degres!!!, 19th century. Summer Sketch -

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Tenue de canicule, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Tenue de canicule, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Tenue de canicule, 19th century. Paris Summer - Heat wave outfit

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Ayant enfin trouvé le moyen de passer agréablement l'été de 1857, 19th century

Ayant enfin trouvé le moyen de passer agréablement l'été de 1857, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Ayant enfin trouve le moyen de passer agreablement l'ete de 1857, 19th century. Having finally found the way of pleasantly spending the summer of 1857

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Holborn Oasis PLA01_10_014

Holborn Oasis PLA01_10_014
Oasis Sports Centre, Endell Street, Holborn, Camden, Greater London. An elevated view looking over the outdoor pool at the Oasis Sports Centre, Holborn

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Brockwell Lido PLA01_03_0262

Brockwell Lido PLA01_03_0262
Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, Lambeth, Greater London. The swimming pool at Brockwell Lido in Brockwell Park

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Mark Gordon cools off from the summer sun in his paddling pool. 28th June 1976

Mark Gordon cools off from the summer sun in his paddling pool. 28th June 1976

Background imageHeatwave Collection: People enjoying the hot weather in the precinct ornamental garden, Coventry

People enjoying the hot weather in the precinct ornamental garden, Coventry. 26th June 1976

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Cracked earth at Lands End pool. June 1976

Cracked earth at Lands End pool. June 1976

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Passing out Parade, five boy sailors fainted under the heat at an annual Trafalgar Day

Passing out Parade, five boy sailors fainted under the heat at an annual Trafalgar Day celebration in Trafalgar Square, London, Sunday 24th October 1971

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Parliament Hill Fields Lido PLA01_10_006

Parliament Hill Fields Lido PLA01_10_006
Parliament Hill Fields Lido, Gordon House Road, Gospel Oak, Camden, Greater London. Looking along the edge of the busy pool at Parliament Hill Fields Lido, showing the stainless steel tank lining

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0333

Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0333
Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, Greater London. Colourful cubicles on the east side of the pool at Tooting Bec Lido, Streatham

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0332

Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0332
Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, Greater London. An elevated view of the swimming pool at Tooting Bec Lido, Streatham, busy with swimmers and sunbathers

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0331

Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0331
Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, Greater London. The 300 foot long pool at Tooting Bec Lido, Streatham

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0323

Tooting Bec Lido PLA01_03_0323
Tooting Bec Lido, Tooting Bec Road, Streatham, Wandsworth, Greater London. Two children, silhouetted against the water, jumping into the pool at Tooting Bec Lido

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Parliament Hill Fields Lido PLA01_03_0306

Parliament Hill Fields Lido PLA01_03_0306
Parliament Hill Fields Lido, Gordon House Road, Gospel Oak, Camden, Greater London. People queueing along the south elevation of Parliament Hill Fields Lido in Gospel Park

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Parliament Hill Fields Lido PLA01_03_0288

Parliament Hill Fields Lido PLA01_03_0288
Parliament Hill Fields Lido, Gordon House Road, Gospel Oak, Camden, Greater London. Looking over Parliament Hill Fields Lido in Gospel Oak on a busy summer day

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Brockwell Lido PLA01_03_0261

Brockwell Lido PLA01_03_0261
Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, Lambeth, Greater London. Brockwell Lido in Brockwell Park, busy with people sunbathing and sitting around the poolside and in the pool beyond

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Temperature gauge PLA01_03_0257

Temperature gauge PLA01_03_0257
Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Road, Brockwell Park, Lambeth, Greater London. An information board at Brockwell Lido, Brockwell Park, showing weather and air and swimming pool temperatures

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Fountain PLA01_03_0245

Fountain PLA01_03_0245
Barking Park, Splash Park, Barking, Barking and Dagenham, Greater London. A restored fountain at one end of the Splash Park, formerly a lido, in Barking Park

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Splash Park PLA01_03_0243

Splash Park PLA01_03_0243
Barking Park, Splash Park, Barking, Barking and Dagenham, Greater London. Looking over the Splash Park, formerly a lido, in Barking Park

Background imageHeatwave Collection: A riot police officer is engulfed in flames by a petrol bomb during riots outside the

A riot police officer is engulfed in flames by a petrol bomb during riots outside the parliament building as Greek lawmakers vote on the latest round of austerity Greece has agreed with its lenders

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Impact of the Great Depression in South Dakota, 1929 (b / w photo)

Impact of the Great Depression in South Dakota, 1929 (b / w photo)
1700301 Impact of the Great Depression in South Dakota, 1929 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Depression americaine)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Heat in Paris: sale of hats for horses in the streets of Paris during a heat wave during

Heat in Paris: sale of hats for horses in the streets of Paris during a heat wave during the summer of 1901
XEE4172899 Heat in Paris: sale of hats for horses in the streets of Paris during a heat wave during the summer of 1901. Engraving in " Le Petit Parisien" on 18/08/1901. by Andrieux, C. A

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Paysans russes et un pretre orthodoxe faisant une priere en periode de secheresse

Paysans russes et un pretre orthodoxe faisant une priere en periode de secheresse. (Prayer During the Drought)
FIA5365282 Paysans russes et un pretre orthodoxe faisant une priere en periode de secheresse. (Prayer During the Drought)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: No more drought thanks to flying water cart (colour litho)

No more drought thanks to flying water cart (colour litho)
7181036 No more drought thanks to flying water cart (colour litho) by Echau, Joaquin Xaudaru y (1872-1933); Private Collection; (add.info.: No more drought thanks to flying water cart)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Women receiving water from the tank wagon between Frias and Santiago

Women receiving water from the tank wagon between Frias and Santiago, a region without water and rain
LSE4334455 Women receiving water from the tank wagon between Frias and Santiago, a region without water and rain. Engraving by Alfred Paris to illustrate the story Voyage a la Plata

Background imageHeatwave Collection: The Glorious Days of July (engraving)

The Glorious Days of July (engraving)
7167129 The Glorious Days of July (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Glorious Days of July)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Mill Weir

Mill Weir
20th September 1926: Lady Lacons friends and clan cool off in Mill Weir, Berkshire, during a heatwave. (Photo by Brooke/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Children enjoying a paddle in Trafalgar Square during a heatwave (b / w photo)

Children enjoying a paddle in Trafalgar Square during a heatwave (b / w photo)
3637477 Children enjoying a paddle in Trafalgar Square during a heatwave (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Children in Poplar enjoying the passing of a water cart during a heatwave (b / w photo)

Children in Poplar enjoying the passing of a water cart during a heatwave (b / w photo)
3637476 Children in Poplar enjoying the passing of a water cart during a heatwave (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: The torment of drought in the provinces of Argentina far from the great rivers (Colour Litho)

The torment of drought in the provinces of Argentina far from the great rivers (Colour Litho)
2778536 The torment of drought in the provinces of Argentina far from the great rivers (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: The recent heatwave in Paris (colour litho)

The recent heatwave in Paris (colour litho)
2818676 The recent heatwave in Paris (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The recent heatwave in Paris. Les recentes chaleurs a Paris)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Quelle Chaleur (What Heat) (colour litho)

Quelle Chaleur (What Heat) (colour litho)
3098841 Quelle Chaleur (What Heat) (colour litho) by Moreau, Jean Michel the Younger (1741-1814) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Quelle Chaleur (What Heat)

Background imageHeatwave Collection: A Spanking Dog Day & Real Melter in the Country, engraved by George Hunt

A Spanking Dog Day & Real Melter in the Country, engraved by George Hunt
STC188384 A Spanking Dog Day & Real Melter in the Country, engraved by George Hunt, published by Thomas McLean, London, 1827 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Dreadful-Hot Weather, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1808 (hand-coloured etching)

Dreadful-Hot Weather, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1808 (hand-coloured etching)
NCO190133 Dreadful-Hot Weather, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1808 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford; English

Background imageHeatwave Collection: A heat wave in New York: fire trucks crawl through the streets of the city to refresh

A heat wave in New York: fire trucks crawl through the streets of the city to refresh
XEE4189096 A heat wave in New York: fire trucks crawl through the streets of the city to refresh people with water. Illustration from " Le petit journal" from 21/06/1925 Collection privee

Background imageHeatwave Collection: Heat in New York: residents camp in the parks, from the newspaper '

Heat in New York: residents camp in the parks, from the newspaper "
XEE4174784 Heat in New York: residents camp in the parks, from the newspaper " Le Petit Parisien", on 26/07/1908 (engraving) by French School



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"Sweltering in the City: London's Heatwave Hits Hard" As temperatures soar, Londoners flock to their favorite outdoor spots to beat the scorching heat. Parliament Hill Fields Lido becomes a bustling oasis as sunseekers dive into its sparkling waters, seeking respite from the sweltering city streets. The iconic Beefeater himself is not immune to this relentless heatwave, seen wiping his brow and longing for a cool breeze. Holborn Oasis offers solace amidst the concrete jungle, with its tranquil fountains and shaded benches providing much-needed relief. But it is Tooting Bec Lido that truly steals the show - its vast expanse of turquoise water beckoning locals and tourists alike. Laughter fills the air as friends splash around in an attempt to stay cool. The shimmering surface of Tooting Bec Lido reflects both joy and exhaustion; families gather on colorful towels while others seek shade under vibrant umbrellas. It's a scene of unity as people come together in their shared quest for relief from this oppressive heatwave. Parliament Hill Fields Lido proves equally popular, with sun-kissed bodies lounging poolside or taking refreshing laps in its inviting waters. Even though sweat glistens on foreheads, there's no denying that these lidos have become sanctuaries during this scorching season. Brockwell Lido also joins the ranks of sought-after retreats; its retro charm attracting those seeking nostalgia along with cooler temperatures. From synchronized dives to cannonballs, every inch of these lidos is filled with laughter and camaraderie despite the stifling weather. London may be known for rain showers rather than heatwaves but when summer strikes fiercely like this one does, these lidos transform into havens where everyone can escape reality for just a little while longer. So grab your sunscreen and head out because even though we're melting under this blazing sun, we'll make the most of this heatwave together.