It is really hot here, high 80's, but that is officially a heat wave by London standards, and for the most part they love it because they believe London will become chilled and soggy again. I don't see it.
But I got in from Oxford, found my hotel and couldn't check in yet, so I went off to Kew gardens, just a few tube stops away. I am staying in Earl's Court, not the most fashionable district, but great tube access, a few pubs that look promising, two supermarkets, and of course, Pret.
Kew gardens was a nice retreat from the city, once I got in the shade. I even took a nap under a tree. I was really glad to come back and have a picnic dinner in my room.
Me, hot and sweaty in front of a pagoda in the gardens.
Charlotte's house, it's where she and her family had picnics