There’s nothing like a freak weather event to get us Brits complaining – or, for that matter – doing slightly odd things to get through it.
And today’s blockbuster heatwave was no exception.
From topless train journeys to wet wipes on foreheads – here are some of the unusual things that happened in the name of survival.
These pigs got ice lollies
Will failed miserably
People worked in actual fridges to keep cool
Helen’s dad nailed it
Jenny gave us some inspiration
iPhones said: We’ve had enough
Parag had the right idea
And so did these M&S staff
This scene became familiar
#wartimespirit was a thing
Some advice for coping on the Underground
This woman seems to have gone one step further
One from the archives: remembering when the Guardian abandoned its heatwave live blog ...
And former prime minister Theresa May was a mood