Travelling in London during the hot weather

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Travelling in London during the hot weather

If you’re a professional cleaner, and find yourself travelling between customers' homes, then you’ll want to take extra care during the hot weather. Here are some tips to help.

Consider taking a different route to usual

Consider altering your usual routes – to avoid the busiest times & transport methods. The team at Time Out have put together a handy list of London underground lines – from hottest to coolest, based on data from TFL from a heatwave in 2016. Here they are:

  • Bakerloo line (27C)
  • Central line (26.1C)
  • Northern (25.2C)
  • Victoria (24.1C)
  • Piccadilly (23.2C)
  • Jubilee (22.9C)
  • Waterloo & City (22.2C)
  • District, Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan (18.5C)

Leave plenty of time for travel & check your journey in advance

Some stations are not opening at all, and some will have limited service due to the hot weather. Double-check your travel route in advance and allow plenty of time to get where you need to.

Protect yourself from the sun

However you're travelling, make sure you wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn. The NHS recommend using at least SPF30. lt's easiest to put this on everywhere before you get dressed.

You should also consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat to keep your face protected. And try to stick to the shade generally as you’re walking around.

Carry water and stay hydrated on the go

Of course, you should carry plenty of water when you're travelling & working, so you can stay hydrated on the go. It's recommended that you drink 1.5-2 litres of water a day under usual conditions, but you'll need to drink more during a heatwave.

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