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 Wednesday, 8 January, 2003, 14:15 GMT
In pictures: Snow in the capital
There was a rare sight in London on Wednesday as it disappeared under a blanket of snow.

Big Ben
Big Ben almost disappeared in the white-out across London

The Albert Memorial and Royal Albert Hall
The Albert Memorial glistened in the snow

Parliament Square
Winston Churchill's statue, left, while a businessman trudges to work

Italian tourists
Italian tourists braved the cold to visit Westminster

Sherlock Holmes's statue
Road conditions were difficult while Sherlock Holmes's statue received a light dusting

Millennium Wheel
There was even enough snow to build a snowman in front of the Millennium Wheel

Embankment
The banks of the Thames at Westminster
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