It’s a bit foggy tonight, but visiting Americans hoping to see the mass of swirling thick clouds shown in ‘Gor Blimey Guv’nor’ films about London will be disappointed – we don’t get them anymore!
Mind you, Charles Dickens knew a bit about ‘pea soupers’:
“FOGS are, no doubt, not peculiar to London. Even Paris itself can occasionally turn out very respectable work in this way, and the American visitor to England will probably think, in passing the banks of Newfoundland, that he had very little to learn on the subject of fog.
But what Mr. Guppy called “a London particular” and what is more usually known to the natives as a “pea-souper”, will very speedily dispel any hallucination of this sort”