In Photos: A Drizzly Day In Kensington Gardens

By Paige Kahn Last edited 9 months ago
In Photos: A Drizzly Day In Kensington Gardens
The Albert Memorial's reflection in a puddle on a rainy day in Hyde Park.
The Albert Memorial x 2. Image: Paige Kahn

Drizzly days in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens don't deter visitors, who plod through puddles and struggle with umbrellas in the wind, while their dogs chase pigeons through the muddy pools formed on the ground. Bikers speed down the paths, spraying up more rainwater, and children... well, children don't mind the weather one bit.

Four dogs play in a puddle on a rainy day in Hyde Park.
Only one dog here had the foresight to dress in a raincoat. Image: Paige Kahn

Puddles become the dogs' new playground in the park. Spectators laugh as the canines' human companions try to recall the animals, now covered head-to-tail in mud.

Two men use a tennis ball thrower to lure their dogs out of a puddle in Hyde Park.
Dogs run from puddle to puddle, leaving mud trails in their wake. Image: Paige Kahn

Two human guides manage to round up the brazen pups, luring them with tennis balls at the end of their throwing sticks.

A man with an umbrella walking beside a crow in Hyde Park, that is reflected in a puddle.
A man walks beside a crow - everything is quiet. Image: Paige Kahn
A woman biking in Hyde Park on a rainy day.
Bikers persevere in the gloomy weather. Image: Paige Kahn
A child scares away birds with a stick in Hyde Park.
A young boy chases off a seagull at the Round Pond, by Kensington Palace. He previously ran through a field of birds. Image: Paige Kahn
A woman in Hyde Park commands her two dogs to sit.
Dogs patiently wait for a treat in their owner's pocket. The dogs were jumping up and down and the owner commanded them to sit before they could go back to roaming the park. Image: Paige Kahn
Two men, one in a wheelchair, converse beside the Physical Energy Statue in Hyde Park.
Two men talk beside the statue 'Physical Energy'. The rain begins to lighten up, but the clouds haven't gone anywhere. Image: Paige Kahn
Four swans in Hyde Park.
One of the swans reaches over before pecking at the other's feathers. Image: Paige Kahn
A couple looking at a phone in front of the Round Pound in Hyde Park.
A pair leave the Round Pond; park goers often take do a lap around it, in sunnier weather. Image: Paige Kahn
A man biking in Hyde Park, with the Albert Memorial in the distance.
Nobody sits on the benches today; they're too wet. Image: Paige Kahn
A dog in a raincoat pounces in two pigeons bathing in a puddle on a rainy day in Hyde Park.
This dog's sensibly wearing a raincoat. Image: Paige Kahn
A group of six people running in front of the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park.
Rainy days don't deter Kensington Gardens' joggers. Image: Paige Kahn
Two men box next to the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park, with the Royal Albert Hall in the distance.
The Royal Albert Hall sometimes hosts boxing matches; here's an impromptu one going on outside. Image: Paige Kahn
A mother walks hand-in-hand with her two young daughters on a rainy day in Hyde Park.
People bundle up in jackets on this cold, drizzling afternoon. Image: Paige Kahn

Last Updated 08 March 2022

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